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Facilitating access to visas and temporary residency in Uruguay

Uruguay XXI facilitates access to temporary residency in Uruguay to encourage the attraction of talent, especially in the Global Services industries. This facilitation was developed jointly with the Ministries of Interior and Foreign Affairs. If you require information on other types of visas and residencies, please click here.

Any foreigner hired by local or international exporting companies may apply for the temporary residence facilitation -period longer than six months and shorter than two years-.

Applications for temporary residency for investors, operators, technicians, managers and middle managers linked to exporting companies, have the support of Uruguay XXI to access expedited appointments and prioritization of the process.

For inquiries: fast-track@uruguayxxi.gub.uy

See below the documents and steps required for each case.

For applicants from Mercosur member and associated countries: 

  • STEP 1: the contracting exporting company must send by e-mail to Uruguay XXI a note of request for MERCOSUR temporary residence (see model here). Family members may be included in the company's letter. You must gather all the documentation explained in this document.
  • STEP 2: then, the person must start the process online here, and proceed to pay the costs associated with the process. Find here the step-by-step to start the online process.

  • STEP 3: finally, contact Uruguay XXI to coordinate the appointment at Dirección Nacional de Migraciones.

*Member and associate countries: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname. 

 PASOS RESIDENCIA TEMPORAL MERCOSUR

For applicants from non-Mercosur countries:

  • STEP 1: the contracting exporting company must send by e-mail to Uruguay XXI a note of request for temporary residence (see model here). Family members may be included in the company's letter. All the documentation explained in this document must be gathered.
  • STEP 2: then, the person must start the process online here, and proceed to pay the costs associated with the process. Find here the step-by-step to start the online process.

  • STEP 3: finally, contact Uruguay XXI to coordinate the appointment at Dirección Nacional de Migraciones 

PASOS RESIDENCIA TEMPORAL MERCOSUR