Investment Visa Overview

Uruguay Residency & Citizenship options

Uruguay also called the 'Switzerland of South America'. It is an amazing country that offers a lot to its residents. The Uruguay residency requirements are not very difficult to meet, and the benefits of Uruguay residency are many. Uruguay offers a low cost of living, a high quality of life, and a stable political environment. It is also a safe country with a low crime rate. Uruguay has a strong economy and is a great place to live and work. There are many opportunities for investors in Uruguay, and the government is very supportive of foreign investment. Uruguay is an excellent choice for those looking for an investment-friendly residency option.

Program 1
  • Name
    Retirement-Gov Bonds
  • Description

    For this retirement visa you will have to invest 100,000 USD in Uruguayan bond debt.

  • Requirements

    Under the bond option, retirees must purchase Uruguayan government bonds worth at least $100,000. The bonds can be purchased through a Uruguayan bank or a designated financial institution, and they must be paid in full upfront. Once the bonds are purchased, the retiree will be issued a Uruguay retirement visa. The bonds can be cashed in after five years, but they will not earn any interest.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
    Passive
  • Avg. Processing Time
    1 year
  • Investment Amount
    100,000 USD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    181 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Program 2
  • Name
    Retirement - Real Estate
  • Description

    Under the real estate option, retirees must purchase property in Uruguay worth at least $100,000. The property can be either a home or an investment property, but it must be purchased through a designated real estate agent. Once the property is purchased, the retiree will be issued a Uruguay retirement visa. The key advantage of this option is that the property can be sold at any time, providing retirees with some flexibility. But

  • Requirements

    Invest a minimum of $100,000 USD in Uruguayan property.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
    Real Estate
  • Processing Time
    1 year
  • Investment Amount
    100,000 USD
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    181 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Uruguayan passport is presently ranked 26th. It allows entrance to 157 countries without requiring a visa. It is one of the most sought-after passports in the world because to its high mobility score. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Uruguayan passport holders in countries such as the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia, and the European Union as a whole. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. Uruguayan passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 72 countries around the world. China, India, and the United States are among the countries that require visas.

Passport Rank

26

Visa Free Countries

157

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    120
  • Visa on Arrival
    35
  • Visa Online
    2
  • Visa Required
    19
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Japan, Russia
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    46%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    39%
Passport Ranking Factors

Uruguay Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Uruguay passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Uruguay passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 120 Uruguay passport visa-free countries, 35 Uruguay visa-on-arrival countries, and 2 eTA destinations. Uruguay passport holders can travel to 157 countries without a visa, with a visa on arrival, or with an eTA. As a result, Uruguay's passport is currently ranked 26th in the world. Apart from the Uruguay visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 72 other countries where Uruguay passport holders will require either a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    No
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