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Check if you come from a country which requires visa here:


Regardless the length of the stay


You must process your residence.

More information here.

How is the visa granted?


Uruguayan Consulates abroad are in charge of receiving visa applications and inform about the requirements that you must complete in order to request it.


The authorization of the visa is granted by the National Migration Office and usually takes at least 20 working days since the application. Once the consulate receives written authorization, it is in a position to issue the visa, stamping it in the passport of the titular person.


In case of visiting Uruguay for business meetings or conferences, it is necessary to attach a note of invitation from the company corresponding to your request.

All persons applying for a visa must present a contact person in Uruguay or a hotel confirmation. In both cases, complete details of this person or hotel, telephone and address must be provided. They must corroborate that the data provided are correct, since the National Direction of Migration will communicate directly with them and if it is not possible to do so the visa will be denied.



  • complete and signed form

  • invitation letter or hotel reservation

  • Valid passport for at least 6 months after arrival in Uruguay

  • 1 photo passport size

  • Travel reservation

  • Cost: US$ 42 - It´s only charged if the visa is granted

Which countries require Visa?


The following information has been created by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and updated in January 2017.

Original source here


Fast Track Visas & Temporary Residences


In the framework of the Talent Attraction Plan, promoted by the Uruguay XXI Global Services Program, a procedure is available to facilitate access to temporary Visas and Residences developed together with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Temporary residences (a period of more than 6 months and less than 2 years in Uruguay) for INVESTORS, OPERATORS, TECHNICIANS, MANAGERS, MEDIUM COMMITTEES from companies that export services from Uruguay will be informed by the National Migration Office in a term of up to 8 working days, as of the presentation of the requirements.


All foreigners can start a process of permanent or temporary residence (up to 2 years) and will depend on the country of origin the requirements that are requested for each case.

Contact: programa.serviciosglobales@uruguayxxi.gub.uy

Original source here.