South America Living

Visas & Fees for Uruguay

Nationals of the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK do not need a visa to travel to Uruguay. You are allowed to stay in the country for 90 days without a visa. You do, however, need a passport that is valid for 90 days after you enter the country. This is common – most countries in South America require travelers to have a passport unexpired for six months post entry, not just three.

Note: Embassy contact & emergency assistance information: Living in Uruguay– Embassies of the USA, Canada, Australia & UK.

Coat of Arms for Uruguay

After the 90 days, you need to either go to an Immigration office and request an extension ($28 USD for an additional three months, subject to change) or leave the country and re-enter with a new entry-date stamped into your passport. After 6 months in the country you have to leave and re-enter to stay longer than 180 days in a year.

If you stay in the country past the alloted time illegally you will be charged 560 pesos (approximately $28 USD). The amount of these fines change reqularily without much notice so be sure you understand the risks when you are in the country. Argentina upped their overstay fine from $20 USD to $100 USD per person in one fell swoop in 2009.

There is an International departure tax of $31 USD when leaving the country by air. If you are flying out of the country to Argentina, the fee is $17 USD.

There is no reciprocity fee in place when entering the country via land or air for any nationality. Reciprocity Fees in South America

Love Uruguay so much you do not want to leave? You do not need to become a resident in order to purchase property in Uruguay. More information and how to buy real estate is located here: Living in Uruguay – Purchasing Real Estate.

For more information on living in Uruguay – click here to get your FREE online Living in Uruguay Guide.

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