Living in Uruguay


New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa to enter Uruguay as tourists or business travelers. For information on how to extend your stay or take up residency in Uruguay visit Dirección Nacional de Migración (in Spanish). For other information on entry regulations and living in Uruguay contact the Uruguayan Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Working Holiday Visa for Uruguay

There are currently 200 working holiday visas available each year for New Zealanders to visit Uruguay whilst undertaking short term studies and/or employment for twelve month period.

For further information on how to apply for a Working Holiday Visa for Uruguay please contact the Uruguayan Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

Travelling for other purposes rather than tourism and business

There is no Embassy of Uruguay in New Zealand. If you’re travelling to Uruguay for any purpose other than tourism or business, please contact the Uruguayan Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

New Zealand community in Uruguay

There is a small kiwi community resident in Uruguay. In case you want to get in contact with them please visit this Facebook page(external link).


This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the New Zealand Embassy by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. MFAT and the New Zealand Embassy in Buenos Aires will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. New Zealanders wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authorities.


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