The incoming Uruguayan government’s plans have Argentine Peronists nervous about losing their biggest taxpayers.
Uruguayan permanent residency is available after a 6-12 month application period to anyone who can demonstrate independent streams of income equivalent to US$1,500 or more.
Permanent residents are eligible for citizenship in five or three years (a shorter time frame for married couples) if they have spent more than half the year physically in the country during the years preceding the citizenship application.
|Program Type||Independent Means Visa|
|Time to citizenship||3 years for married couples, 5 for singles|
|Time to permanent residency||Immediately upon approval|
|Minimum investment||None. Proof of US$1,500 monthly income|
|Physical presence requirement||6 months per year|
|Application processing time||6-12 months|
|Citizenship grants visa-free travel to||153 destinations, including Schengen countries|
|Contribution types available||No investment required|
General program requirements
To qualify for permanent residency in Uruguay, you must show your intent to settle in the country and demonstrate that you have sufficient regular income to maintain yourself.
You must prove a recurring stream of income in excess of US$1,500 per month, as confirmed by a certified public accountant or similar professional. A simple bank statement showing past transactions will not suffice.
Additionally, you must provide the following documents:
Birth certificate;Marriage certificate; Police clearance; Medical certificate (from Uruguay); Vaccine certificate.
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Programs that offer citizenship within months in exchange for investments or donations, with minor/no physical presence requirements.
Programs that offer citizenship in exchange for investments following a 1-2 year period, with minor/no physical presence requirements.
Programs that offer residence permits within months in exchange for passive investments, with limited physical presence requirements.
Andorra Residence Without Lucrative Activity
Anguilla Permanent Residency Program
Australia BIIP Investor Streams
Bahamas Economic Permanent Residence
Barbados SERP Program
Bermuda Economic Investment Certificate (EIC) Program
Brazil Investor Visa (VIPER)
Cambodia My 2nd Home
Cayman Islands Investor Visa
Colombia Investor Visas M and R
Costa Rica Investor Visa
Curaçao Investor Permit Program
Cyprus Golden Visa
Georgia Investor Visas
Greece Golden Visa
Guernsey Investor & Entrepreneur Residency
Ireland Immigrant Investor Program
Italy Investor Visa
Latvia Investor Visa
Luxembourg Investor Visa
Malaysia M2H Visa
Malta Permanent Residence Program
Mauritius Permanent Residency Program
Monaco Carte de Séjour
Netherlands Investor Visa
New Zealand Investor Visa
Nicaragua Investor Permanent Residency Program
Panama Qualified Investor Visa
Philippines Special Investor Residence Permit
Portugal Golden Visa
South Korea Investor Visa
Spain Golden Visa
Taiwan Golden Visa (APRC Plum Blossom Card)
Thailand Elite Residence Program
UK Investor Visa (discontinued)
United States EB-5
Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who can demonstrate income or personal wealth above a certain level, usually requiring that the holder not take up employment locally.
Argentina Rentista and Pensionado Residency
Austria Independent Means Visa
Barbados Welcome Stamp
Gibraltar Category 2 HNWI Residence
Greece FIP Visa
Indonesia Retirement Visa (KITAS)
Italy Elective Residency Visa
Jersey High Value Residency
Mexico Legal Residency Visa
Nicaragua Pensionado and Rentista Visas
Panama Rentista Retirado Visa
Paraguay Permanent Residency Program
Portugal D7 Visa
Spain Non-Lucrative Visa
Uruguay Independent Means Visa
Programs that offer residence permits within months to those who physically relocate to start and/or run a business. Startup and entrepreneur visas fall under this category.
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