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    Uruguay Tourist Visa

    It is a small country, but it offers a wide range of alluring spots to explore and discover. Tourism plays a vital role in the economy of Uruguay.

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      Uruguay is one of the most beautiful states in South America. Montevideo is home to some of the eye-catching landmarks, and a capital city of Uruguay. If you want to visit Uruguay, the first thing you need is to check whether you need a visa to visit Uruguay or not.


      Who does not need an Uruguay visa?

      If you are a national of any of the following states, you can enter Uruguay without a visa for a specified period.

      • European Union member states (For up to 90 days within 180 days)
      • Andorra
      • Argentina
      • Armenia
      • Australia
      • Bahamas
      • Barbados
      • Belize
      • Bolivia
      • Brazil
      • Canada
      • Chile
      • Colombia
      • Costa Rica
      • Dominica
      • Ecuador
      • El Salvador
      • Georgia
      • Grenada
      • Guatemala
      • Guyana
      • Honduras
      • Hong Kong
      • Iceland
      • Israel
      • Jamaica
      • Japan
      • Liechtenstein
      • Macau (Only the holders of an MSAR passport)
      • Malaysia (For up to 30 days)
      • Mexico
      • Monaco
      • Mongolia (For up to 30 days)
      • Montenegro
      • New Zealand
      • Nicaragua
      • Norway
      • Panama
      • Paraguay
      • Peru
      • Russia (For up to 90 days)
      • Saint Kitts and Nevis
      • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
      • San Marino
      • Serbia
      • Seychelles
      • Singapore
      • South Africa
      • South Korea (For up to 30 days)
      • Sovereign Military Order of Malta
      • Switzerland
      • Trinidad and Tobago
      • Turkey
      • Ukraine
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United States
      • Vatican
      • Venezuela

      If you are a holder of an official/service or diplomatic passport from any of the following countries, you are allowed to enter Uruguay without a visa for a specified period.

      • Albania
      • Angola
      • Azerbaijan
      • Belarus
      • Cambodia
      • Cuba
      • Dominican Republic
      • Egypt
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Morocco
      • Namibia
      • Palestine
      • Suriname
      • Thailand
      • Vietnam
      • China

      Note that if you are not from any Uruguay visa-free states listed above, you need to apply for a tourist visa to visit Uruguay.


      How to get an Uruguay Tourist Visa?

      If you want to visit Uruguay for tourism, vacation, or other leisure reasons and you are not from any Uruguay visa-exemption states mentioned above, you need to apply for an Uruguay Tourist Visa. It will allow you to remain in the nation for up to 90 days. You can apply for an Uruguay Tourist Visa at the nearest Uruguay Embassy or consultant in your country.

      Note that if you want to enter Uruguay for business-related purposes, i.e. to attend a business meeting etc., you need to apply for an Uruguay Business Visa.

      Requirements for an Uruguay Tourist Visa

      You need the following documents to obtain an Uruguay Tourist Visa.

      1. Completed Uruguay Tourist Visa Application Form

      2. Valid passport

      3. Passport size photo

      4. Proof of the visa fee payment

      5. Proof of accommodation in Uruguay, i.e. hotel reservation

      6. Evidence of enough financial means to support your stay in Uruguay

      7. Return travel ticket 

      8. Medical certificate

      9. A letter stating the purpose of visit

      Additional documents for an Uruguay Business Visa

      • An invitation letter from the inviting organization in Uruguay
      • A cover letter from your employer


      Cost of an Uruguay Tourist Visa 

      The cost of an Uruguay visa varies from country to country. But usually, it will cost about US$ 42.00.


      Processing time for an Uruguay Tourist Visa 

      It will take around 14 working days for visa processing. 


      Is it expensive to visit Uruguay?

      Uruguay is not a cheap country to visit. It is one of the most expensive states in South America. During your visit to Uruguay, you can expect to spend about 405.88 USD for one person in a week.

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