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RESIDENCE INFORMATION

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

HOW TO OBTAIN A RESIDENCE PERMIT IN URUGUAY

If a person wants to stay in Uruguay for a longer period of time (more than one year), it is necessary to apply for a residence permit. This procedure can only be done in person, directly with the Migration Office in Montevideo (Dirección Nacional de Migración).

The person should enter Uruguay as a tourist and present the required documents at the Migration Office before the tourist visa expires (90 days).

The documents to be presented to the Migration Office are:

  • Birth Certificate. Contains information about the date and place of birth of the person, as well as information about both parents. (In Sweden, the document is a “Personbevis” issued by Skatteverket).
  • Extract from the Criminal Record. It is issued by the police of the country of residence. The person must be able to certify his/her criminal record five years back in time.

In Sweden, the document is called an “Utdrag ur belastningsregistret – utlandsändamål”. You can download a form to apply for the certificate from the police through the following link:

http://www.polisen.se/Service/Blanketter/Blanketter-belastningsregistret/blankett-4421-utlandsandamal-belastningsregistret/

  • A document to justify the economic support during the stay in Uruguay. Although the format is not specified, it is not valid to present a printed extract from a bank account. The document should be a written statement signed by the bank. If you plan to open an account in Uruguay, the document can be issued in the country. If you will work in Uruguay, you can present an employment certificate stating the monthly salary.
  • Marriage Certificate if you are married with a Uruguayan national. (In Sweden, the document is called a “Vigselbevis”).

Once the documents have been obtained, they should be legalized in order to be valid in Uruguay. The legalization procedure consists of stamping the documents with the Hague Apostille stamp, which is done by the competent authority in the country where the document was issued.

The documents should then be translated into Spanish, in order to be valid for their use in Uruguay. The translation is done by an official translator in Uruguay (other translations are not accepted). If possible, it is recommendable to obtain the documents in English, in order to facilitate the translation. Remember that both the documents themselves and the Apostille stamps should be translated into Spanish.

If the person who travels to Uruguay is under 18 years old and is travelling without his/her parents, it is also required to present a Permission Letter signed by both parents before a Public Notary and then stamped with the Apostille stamp. Please contact the Consulate to obtain the letter format.

The migration office in Uruguay (Dirección Nacional de Migración) is located at:

Misiones 1513, Montevideo

Tel. 2916 0471

Tel. 2916 0970

Fax. 2915 1587

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT AT THE CONSULATE STUDENT

PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT AT THE CONSULATE

In accordance to the Law Nº 18.250, the consular offices are allow to receive applications of temporary residences of foreign citizens that are in the following groups:

  • Teachers, Students, Scholars and Interns.
  • With a WORKING HOLIDAYS application in accordance to agreements with Uruguay.
  • Investors, technicians, managers or business men.

Necessary requirements and procedures to be followed in each case:

TEACHERS, STUDENTS, SCHOLARS AND INTERNS

Only people older than 18 years old can apply for this type of Temporary Residence.

  • Application form signed by the applicant. (Attached to this email)
  • Passport-type photograph.
  • Valid Passport and in good condition (with expiration date not less than one year).
  • Medical certificate of the country of residence with Hague Apostille. It must be stated that the applicant does not have medical ailments or medical conditions that make his residence in Uruguay impossible.
  • Certificate of Criminal Background of the country of origin and of the place of residence of the last 5 years, duly apostilled or legalized as appropriate. The expedition must be within the six months prior to the submission of the application.
  • Evidence of livelihoods. (Receipts of salaries, bank statements, pensions, etc.). The expedition must be within the six months prior to the date of submission of the application.
  • Note Issued by the Uruguayan Educational Center, public or private, authorized by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay (MEC).

The grade to be applied (teacher, student, scholar, intern) and the duration of the activity to be carried out in Uruguay, which must be more than 6 months and less than 2 years, must be expressly detailed in the note.

  • Make an appointment at the Consular Office, for the issuance of the respective records of the supporting documents.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT AT THE CONSULATE BUISNESS

PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT AT THE CONSULATE

In accordance to the Law Nº 18.250, the consular offices are allow to receive applications of temporary residences of foreign citizens that are in the following groups:

  • Teachers, Students, Scholars and Interns.
  • With a WORKING HOLIDAYS application in accordance to agreements with Uruguay.
  • Investors, technicians, managers or business men.

Necessary requirements and procedures to be followed in each case:

INVESTORS, TECHNICIANS, MANAGERS OR BUSINESS MEN

  • Application form signed by the applicant. (Attached to this email)
  • Passport-type photography.
  • Valid Passport and in good condition (with expiration date not less than one year).
  • Medical certificate of the country of residence with Hague Apostille. It must be stated that the applicant does not have medical ailments or medical conditions that make his residence in Uruguay impossible.
  • Certificate of Criminal Background of the country of origin and of the place of residence of the last 5 years, duly apostilled or legalized as appropriate. The expedition must be within six months prior to the submission of the application.
  • Evidence of livelihoods. (Receipts of salaries, bank statements, pensions, etc.). The expedition must be within 30 days prior to the date of submission of the application.
  • Note Issued by URUGUAY XXI or the General Division por International Economical Affairs of the MFA in Uruguay.

The note must specify the position to fulfill in Uruguay and the duration of the activity to be carried out in Uruguay, which must be longer than 6 months and less than 2 years.

  • Make an appointment at the Consular Office, for the issuance of the respective records of the supporting documents.

If travelling with family:

The spouse of the applicant can also request temporary residence, as well as dependent parents, minor children and/or elderly persons with disabilities may also request temporary residence. For this, the corresponding filial data must be presented, proving the link with the main applicant of the temporary residence. Likewise, individuals of legal age must present the same documentation and proofs as the principal applicant of the temporary residence. In the case of minors, they must present a passport (or identity document), a medical certificate and a minor’s permission to travel and reside in Uruguay signed by both parents.

Important:

It will be necessary for the applicant person to have his/her birth certificate duly legalized or apostilled as appropriate, and translated before the Uruguayan consular office or by an authorized Uruguayan public translator, once he/she enters the country. The stated requirements will be essential to process your documentation in Uruguay.

 

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE WORKING HOLIDAYS

PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT AT THE CONSULATE WORKING HOLIDAYS

In accordance to the Law Nº 18.250, the consular offices are allowed to receive applications of temporary residences of foreign citizens that are in the following groups:

  • Teachers, Students, Scholars and Interns.
  • With a WORKING HOLIDAYS application in accordance to agreements with Uruguay.
  • Investors, technicians, managers or business men.

Necessary requirements and procedures to be followed in each case:

WORKING HOLIDAYS (WITH COUNTRIES WITH WHICH THERE IS AN AGREEMENT)

Only people older than 18 years old can apply for this type of Temporary Residence.

  • Application form signed by the applicant.
  • Passport-type photograph.
  • Valid Passport and in good condition (with expiration date not less than one year).
  • Medical certificate of the country of residence with Hague Apostille. It must be stated that the applicant does not have medical ailments or medical conditions that make his residence in Uruguay impossible.
  • Certificate of Criminal Background of the country of origin and of the place of residence of the last 5 years, duly apostilled or legalized as appropriate. The expedition must be within the six months prior to the submission of the application.
  • Evidence of livelihoods. (Receipts of salaries, bank statements, pensions, etc.). The expedition must be within the six months prior to the date of submission of the application.
  • Declaration of Stay (no more than two years), The person must declare before the consular officer the expected stay in Uruguay, which may not exceed two years.
  • Make an appointment at the Consular Office, for the issuance of the respective records of the supporting documents.
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE FOR MINORS

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR MINORS IN URUGUAY

Residence Permit is the procedure that must be done by any foreign citizen who decides to settle in Uruguay temporarily for a minimum period of six months and a maximum of two years (RENEWABLE), depending on the reason that gave rise to its temporary admission.

The process is face-to-face and will be carried out in:

Department of Residences of the National Directorate of Migration Misiones 1513 (Montevideo)

Tel. +598 2916 0471

Tel. +598 2916 0970

Fax. +598 2915 1587

NOTE: if the applicant does not speak Spanish, he or she must attend the appointment accompanied by an interpreter.

The minor must enter the country as a tourist and present himself with the required documentation before the National Immigration Office, before the tourist visa expires (90 days).

The documents to be submitted to the National Immigration Office are the following:

·         Identification document. Original of the identity document with which you enter or enter the country. ·         Medical certificate. Issued by public or private health providers, authorized by the Ministry of Public Health or similar. (Properly Apostilled).

·         Document that justifies the economic support during the stay in Uruguay. Although the format is not specified, it is not valid to present an extract from the bank account. The document must be issued and signed by the bank. If you are going to open a bank account in Uruguay, the document can be made in the country. If you are going to work in Uruguay, you can present a certificate of employment, stating the monthly salary.

·         Letterhead on Activity. Letterhead letter specifying the activity to be developed and the term that the activity will last; as well as complete information about the institute, association or organization responsible for the activity that gives rise to its admission as Temporary Resident.

·         Birth Certificate. It must contain the data on date and place of birth, as well as information about the parents of the owner. (In Sweden, the document is a “Personbevis” issued by Skatteverket). This document must be duly Apostilled. ·         Minor Permit. In the case of foreigners under the age of 18, in addition to complying with the requirements, they must submit express authorization from their parents to settle temporarily in Uruguay. The Minor Permit will be issued at the Uruguayan Consulate closest to the residence of the applicant. It is suggested to contact the Consulate in order to be informed about the requirements for your signature.

If the minor is not going to live with any of his or her parents, the latter must clearly provide the information about the responsible adult of the child in Uruguay, and his or her consent.

Once the documents are obtained, they must be legalized to be valid in Uruguay. The legalization consists of stamping the documents with the Apostille of The Hague, by the competent authority in the document issuing country of the document.

Once apostilled, the documents must be translated into Spanish in order to be valid in Uruguay. The translation can be done:

  • in Uruguay (through a Public Translator of the Association of Translators – other translations are not valid), or
  • at the Consulate of Uruguay (paying the corresponding cost).

To facilitate translation, if it is possible, it is recommended to obtain the documents in English. Remember that both the documents and the stamps of the Apostille must be translated into Spanish.