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Woow, No Tourist Visa required on your trip to Uruguay.

Citizens of United States of America do not require visas for travel to Uruguay and as it is one of the visa exempt countries.


Uruguay is a popular tourist and business destination in South America. Uruguay is launching an eVisa system soon, making it easier for travelers to apply for a visa from anywhere. If you're planning to travel to Uruguay for tourism, work or study, you may need a visa depending on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. In this article, we'll discuss the different types of visas for Uruguay, how to apply, eligibility and requirements, and more.

Types of Visas for Uruguay:

To visit Uruguay, you need an appropriate visa based on your purpose of travel. Short-term visas are available for tourism and business, while long-term visas are available for study, employment, and residence purposes. Ensure you apply for the correct visa to match your travel plans. There are various types of visas for Uruguay, including:

  • Uruguay Short-stay Visa
    • Uruguay Tourist Visa
    • Uruguay Business Visa
    • Uruguay Congresses, Conventions and Seminars Visa
  • Uruguay Long-stay Visa
    • Uruguay Study Visa
    • Uruguay Work Visa
    • Uruguay Family Reunion Visa
    • Uruguay Humanitarian and Emergency Visa
  • Uruguay Residence Permits

Applying for a Regular Visa for Uruguay:

Here are the steps to apply for a regular visa for Uruguay:

  1. Check if you need a visa: Determine if you need a visa based on your nationality and purpose of visit.

  2. Collect the required documents: Gather all the necessary documents, which may include a passport, photo, flight itinerary, financial documents, and criminal record certificate.

  3. Fill out the application: Complete the visa application form with accurate and up-to-date information.

  4. Pay the fee: Pay the visa application fee, which varies depending on your nationality and the type of visa.

  5. Submit the application: Submit the visa application and all required documents to the Uruguayan consulate or embassy in your country of residence.

  6. Wait for processing: Wait for the processing of your visa application, which can take several weeks.

  7. Collect the visa: Once your visa is approved, collect it from the Uruguayan consulate or embassy. Make sure to check the validity period and other details before traveling.

  8. Enter Uruguay: Present your visa and passport at the immigration checkpoint upon arrival in Uruguay.

Eligibility and Requirements for Uruguay Visa:

The eligibility and requirements for a Uruguay visa vary depending on the type of visa you're applying for and your nationality. In general, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have a valid passport with at least six months validity remaining
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Be in good health
  • Provide proof of financial means to support your stay in Uruguay
  • Have a valid reason for visiting Uruguay

Uruguay Visa Policy Map


Eligible Countries/Nationalities for e-visa/visa on arrival

Countries/Nationalities Required Regular/Paper Visa for travelling to

Visa Exempt Countries/Nationalities for travelling to
Uruguayan visa policy map.

Regular visasAll Countries / Nationalities that required regular visa for Uruguay

Citizens of some countries are required to obtain a regular visa for Uruguay. These countries include:

Uruguay E-visa vs Sticker Visa:

Uruguay offers e-visas and sticker visas. The e-visa is an electronic visa that you can apply for online. The sticker visa is a traditional visa that is placed in your passport. 

Here are some key differences between the Uruguay e-visa and sticker visa:

Uruguay E-visa:

  • Can be applied for and obtained online
  • Requires a digital copy of your passport and other supporting documents
  • Generally has a faster processing time than a sticker visa
  • Once approved, the e-visa will be sent to you via email
  • Can only be used for tourism or business purposes
  • Valid for up to 90 days

Uruguay Sticker Visa:

  • Requires an in-person application at a Uruguayan consulate or embassy
  • Requires physical copies of your passport and other supporting documents
  • Generally has a longer processing time than an e-visa
  • The visa will be placed in your passport as a physical sticker
  • Can be used for various purposes, such as work, study, or residence
  • Valid for the duration specified on the visa, which varies depending on the type of visa

Working in Uruguay: Visa and Employment Requirements:

If you want to work in Uruguay, you'll need to obtain a work visa and a work permit. The process can take several weeks and requires various documents, such as a job offer letter, criminal record certificate, and proof of financial means. The employer in Uruguay will need to sponsor your work visa and provide documentation to support your application. 

It's also important to note that you cannot work on a tourist visa and that there are certain professions that require additional certifications. Overall, working in Uruguay requires careful planning and adherence to the visa and employment requirements.

FAQs about Uruguayan eVisa

 For long-stay, employment, or other visa inquiries, please reach out to the following embassies