Uruguay Retirement Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreign citizens with the intention of residing permanently in the country (except for nationals of member states and MERCOSUR members) can apply for the retirement visa with a minimum monthly pension of US$1,500.

Application process:

1. Gather the necessary documents and submit.

2. Within a week get a temporary residence and an Uruguayan identity card called ‘Cedula’.

3. After 3 months of temporary residence you are eligible to apply for permanent residency.

NOTE: If, after residency, you also wish to obtain Uruguayan citizenship (and a second passport), you need to wait three years (if married), or five years (if single). This period starts to run from the moment you first arrived in Uruguay to file for residency, and you need to spend at least six months out of each of those 3/5 years in the country to obtain citizenship.



3 months



60 Month(s)


P. Residency

3 Month(s)


Processing time

1 week




What are eligibility requirements for the Uruguay Retirement Visa?

5 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid travel document.
  • You should be able to show your intent to stay permanently in Uruguay.
  • Your pension document should show a monthly income of minimum US$1,500.
  • You should have no criminal record and provide a clean police report latest to 6 months.
  • You should pass the health test and obtain the health card of Uruguay.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Uruguay Retirement Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Birth certificate: It must be apostilled/legalised in your country of birth.
  • Marriage certificate: It must be apostilled/legalised in the country where the marriage took place.
  • Criminal records: Before you arrive, apply for certificates from the police in your country of birth and any other country where you’ve lived for the last five years which establish that you have no prior criminal record. These also have to be apostilled/legalized.
  • Income: You’ll need to show evidence of a minimum monthly income of US$1,500 as your retirement pension and that the income is being paid into an Uruguayan bank account, the document certified by an Uruguayan public notary.
  • Passport: The original document and a photocopy. The Immigration Office does not keep the original passport, they just compare it with the photocopy.
  • 2 passport-style photos.
  • Health card (carné de Salud): You also need to have a health examination conducted in Uruguay. After this appointment, you will get a Carne de Salud – basically a health card.
  • All documents are to be translated by an official Uruguayan public translator. Any other translation won’t be accepted.

Talent Migration data for Uruguay

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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