How to Get a Temporary Residence Permit for Uruguay

Uruguay Temporary Residence Permit

Uruguay Temporary Residence Permit

If you are coming to Uruguay for longer than the time allotted to you on the Uruguay Visitor Visa, you are going to need to secure a Temporary Residence Permit for Uruguay.

There are 7 different categories of temporary residence permits for Uruguay:

Category 1: Scientists, researchers, teachers, practitioners, academics, technicians and specialists employed by public or private or foreign companies established or carrying on business within the country to perform work in their specialty.

Category 2: Employers, directors, managers and staff of national and foreign companies, moved from the outside to fill specific positions in these companies.

Category 3: Students who enter the country to attend high school as a regular student, tertiary or post-graduate, in official or officially recognized private.

Category 4: Journalists, athletes and artists hired by companies or entities in the country to perform activities of their profession.

Category 5: Scholars.

Category 6: Religious belonging to churches, orders or congregations recognized in the country, who come to develop activities of their cult, teacher or care.

Category 7: Spouse, minor children and parents of the persons mentioned in the preceding categories.

The most authoritative information on the steps required for the Uruguay Temporary Residence Permit is here at the Uruguay Department of Immigration.  If you are from the Mercosur, check out this page for your requirements.

People in the United States can check out this page as well at the Embassy of Uruguay in Washington D.C. which has similar information to the links above.

Where to find your closest consulate.

  • If you’re inside the U.S: Click here, to find the embassy or consulate that services your jurisdiction (based on the State you live in).
  • If you’re outside of the U.S.:  Click here.

(Go to my Uruguay visa page for information on other types of visas for Uruguay.)

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