STEPS TO OBTAIN RESIDENCE IN URUGUAY

The process is considerably easier for the one who comes with stamped visa. Those who must apply for political asylum must first obtain the visa and then continue with the rest of the process. 

The first thing that is needed is to gather all the necessary documentation:

  • Criminal record: this procedure must be apostilled and legalized by the Uruguayan Ministry of Foreign Relations.
  • Birth registration: it must also be apostilled and legalized. Then it must be taken to the Uruguayan format, a procedure that is carried out in the Civil Registry. The cost of the procedure is $ U 829 and has a delay of approximately one month. The request for it has a cost of $ U 160 and can be requested by email to: digital.games@dgrec.gub.uy or through dgrec.gub.uy/partidasdigitales
  • If you are married you have to carry out the same procedure with the marriage book.

When you finish these procedures, the next step is to request an appointment to start the procedure at the site.

You should bear in mind that it is very likely that they will not give you a date close to the application date, so we recommend that you consult and make an appointment at the closest department since the process may be easier and faster. The application has a cost of U $ 2651 and you must pay it before the date of the process at the office.

You must present:

  •  at least 1 receipt of payment that guarantees some way of life in the country.
  • Proof of address (find it here! ) and you can ask for it at the police station closest to your home.

LEGAL RESIDENCE

Legal residence is the procedure to be carried out in the National Migration Directorate by a foreigner who wants to reside temporarily or permanently in the country and who grants him the regularization of his stay and Uruguayan identity document.

 

To carry out the procedure you need:

  • Document you used to enter the country (exclusive).
  • Health Card issued in Uruguay and the current Vaccination Certificate (you can request it at any vaccination center), also exclusive.
  • A passport photo (exclusive).
  • Criminal Record Certificate (from the country of origin and where you resided the last 5 years), legalized and translated if necessary.
  • Birth certificate and / or marriage book (for Mercosur temporary residences and for minors).
  • Document that guarantees a livelihood (show what is the economic support in the country), you do not need this document in the case of the Mercosur Temporary Residence.
  • It is important to verify that the documents must be current at the time of the hearing.

In case of no-show on the date / time given for the hearing, the amount paid will not be reimbursed. The tolerance limit time allowed to arrive at the office is 15 minutes.

Requirements for each type of residence: 

Requirements for the online procedure:

  • Having a User gub.uy or electronic identity card and the corresponding reader.
  • Attach all the information with electronic means.

WHERE TO CARRY OUT THE PROCEDURE:

Online:

  • Entering the link or button "Start online procedure" until the date and time of the hearing is obtained. (See instructions for Residences).

In person:

In Montevideo:

  • Department of Residences of the National Directorate of Migration.
  • Address: Misiones 1513.
  • Information Desk Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00.
  • Phones: 152 1817 - 152 1820.
  • E-mail: dnm-consultas@minterior.gub.uy
  • Inside:
  • In the Inspectories of the National Directorate of Migration (See more addresses).

FOR PROCEDURES ALREADY STARTED:

In Montevideo:

  • You must make an appointment by calling 08001513.
  • Select the option to consult Residences already started.

Inside:

  • In the inspectorates of the National Directorate of Migration (See more addresses).

HOW TO CARRY OUT THE PROCESS

Online :

  • Enter the link or button "Start online procedure".
  • Access with your gub.uy User or with an electronic identity card and the corresponding reader.
  • Complete and attach the requested information.
  • Pay by selecting one of the indicated payment methods.
  • Schedule the day and time by selecting the office of your choice and continue the process.

In person:

  • Attend the day and time previously scheduled online.
  • Present all the necessary documentation.

DATA OF INTEREST

To ratify the means of life:

  • Present the original documentation.

Example of frequent situations:

  • Employee of a legal entity: The applicant must prove the receipt of a nominal monthly income, which must be sufficient for their maintenance. Said circumstance may be proven by presenting the following documents:

  • Notarial income certificate: stating the nominal monthly remuneration received and the position held, and legal controller of the company.
  • Accounting certificate of income, with the corresponding professional stamp.
  • Worksheet with the corresponding certificate from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.
  • Labor history of the Social Security Bank.
  • Last salary receipt, which must have the company stamp and signature and counter-signature of the person responsible for it.
  • Employee of a natural person (for example: domestic service): The interested party must prove the receipt of a nominal monthly income, which must be sufficient for their maintenance. Said circumstance may be proven by presenting any of the following documents:

  • Notarial certificate stating the employment relationship, name and nationality of the employer (in case of being a foreigner, you must clarify the legal situation in the country of the same), address where you work, nominal monthly salary received and registration number with the BPS.
  • Accounting certificate of income.
  • Labor history of the Social Security Bank.
  • Last salary receipt, which must have the company stamp and signature and counter-signature of the person responsible for it.
  • Independent worker (sole proprietorship) and their employees: They must prove the receipt of a nominal monthly income, which must be sufficient for their maintenance. Said circumstance may be proven by presenting any of the following documents:

  • Notarial certificate of income, where the name, line of business, tax and registered address, BPS, DGI, nationality of the holder and / or employer is accredited (in case of being a foreigner, clarify what the legal situation is in the country of the same).
  • Accounting certificate of income where the origin of the same is accredited.
  • Entrepreneur, Shareholder (SA, SRL, etc.): You must justify said quality and the monthly income received from your activity, by means of a notarial certificate that includes the complete controller of the company.
  • Rentier, retiree and pensioner abroad: Present a notarial certificate stating said quality, concept of income, nominal monthly amount and how it is perceived in Uruguay.
  • Retired in Uruguay: present the original of the last collection receipt from the public entity.

 

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