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Uruguay Independent Means Visa


The Uruguayan Independent Means Visa allows you to legally reside in Uruguay if you can prove you have an income of approximately $1,500 USD per month.

This visa is a permanent residency that has a typical application period of 6 to 18 months. you are allowed to reside in Uruguay during the application process.

This visa typically makes you eligible to apply for citizenship in five years after the permanent residency has been granted.

Proof of income can come from any foreign source including pension, social security, remote employment, business income. The income must be verified by an escribano, a legal professional, in Uruguay.

Independent Means Visa holders may establish a business in Uruguay or work as a self employed individual, but may not work as employees for an Uruguayan company.

Four step Process

  1. Enter Uruguay as a tourist 
  2. Apply for your Independent Means Visa
  3. Apply for your temporary cedula
  4. Apply for your permanent cedula after receiving final approval of your residency

General Requirements for the Argentina Rentista Visa

  1. Copy of your passport
  2. Entry stamp into Uruguay
  3. Criminal record clearance
  4. Birth certificate
  5. Proof of financial means (approx $1,500 USD for past 6 months)
  6. Statement of source of funds
  7. Vaccination certificate
  8. Uruguayan health check
  9. Proof of address in Uruguay
  10. Passport photo


  1. The complete application process typically takes 6 to 18 months… plan accordingly.
  2. It is possible to leave Uruguay while  your visa is in process. 
  3. You will typically become a tax resident only if you spend more than 183 days per year in Uruguay.

What is Included in This Service

  • One initial application or renewal.
  • Full legal counseling during the entire duration of the application.
  • Compilation, compliance revision, and due diligence work of all necessary paperwork, as well as taking care of all appointments and communication with immigration and consular officers.
  • Concierge services for visa interview and cedula appointments (legal advice, representation, and legal translation services).

$1500 for Uruguay Independent Means Visa