Short Term Visa: less than 180 days. This visa applies for assignees coming to Uruguay to perform technical work. Granted one time only and has multiple entries. This kind of visa can be requested before the assignee arrives in Uruguay.
Temporary Visas: are granted for a maximum of two years (even if the employment contract is for a longer period). These visas can be renewed for two more years before expiration. MERCOSUR nationals must apply for a permanent visa before temporary visa expires.
To obtain a temporary visa, an application must be filed either in Uruguay, accompanied by the following documents:
- Passport or equivalent document
- Health certificate
- Proof of financial means or notarized corporate certificate
- Criminal records
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Uruguayan domicile certificate
After all documents are submitted, the approximate time for obtaining a temporary visa is three to four months