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pjantares replied to the thread airport taxi prices on the Uruguay forum on October 23, 2014:
cjamesgo initially posted:
can anyone tell me a cheaper way to get to my hotel --i am told taxi will run 50 u s ---will arrive at 1200 midnite---thanks james
pjantares replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Carlitos, sorry, I was asking what was unsafe about taking the yellow and black cabs from the airport. I'd taken them and nothing bad happened. Just curious.
carlitos replied on October 23, 2014 with:
Very safe. how many blocks you will need to walk after getting off the bus?
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Marina63 replied to the thread Want To Meet Expats on the Uruguay forum on October 23, 2014:
libgroupreno initially posted:
My wife and I are retired and considering a move to Colonia, Atlantida or Piriopolis. We'll be in Colonia 12/8-10, and Montevideo (where we'll rent a car to get to the other locations) 12/10-14. We'd welcome a chance to learn about any english speaking communities in any of these places, or to share a drink with native english-speaking expats, preferably retired, who can fill us in on their lives in Uruguay Will anyone offer us either of these opportunities?
Marina63 replied on October 23, 2014 with:
With pleaure on both counts. I will send you our email address in a private message and we can talk privately.
Morell replied on October 23, 2014 with:
There are no English speaking communities as such that I know of. If you visit any of these towns it is unlikely you will hear anyone speaking English except by chance, say in a restaurant. Unfortunately the English speakers group here in Atlantida meet on the 4th and 18th of December . There are a couple of groups that meet on Sundays in MVD. I can give you those if you need the info. Send me a private message if I can assist you further.
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9.5 hectars at 5km from Solis de Mataojo. Has a stream with lagoon (with water all year), and small river.

Morell replied to the thread Want to explore U, need your advice pls on the Uruguay forum on October 19, 2014:
Placestogo6 initially posted:
Hi, i am currently living in Ecuador and not loving it. I want to explore Uruguay. I would appreciate to learn about good contacts you may have had a good experience with: a good immigration attorney; learn about cost of living, what you may be enjoying or not.. Places you may recommend to visit.. Etc I am single with my 24 year old daughter who has significant learning disability resulting from vaccination.. I just do not know what to with her.. Actually wonder if there may be other people who may have kids with disabilities? Thank you, Olga
Morell replied on October 19, 2014 with:
No there is no investment visa here.Just a temporary visitors one or applying for permanent residency. No it will not go faster. You get a temporary cedula quite quickly but getting the permanent one will take about two years or more. The only immigration lawyer I can recommend is no longer taking anyone except US citizens. Make sure who ever you use comes with references, I have heard several people have been swindled or their papers lost by so called "immigration helpers". My husband and I spend around $1500 - 2000 US a month. We own our home so no rent. We do have a car. We rarely eat out or buy non essentials. You can look on Numbeo and compare where you are now to Montevideo for basic costs. Also look on Tienda Inglesa website for prices.
pjantares replied on October 19, 2014 with:
My daughter is also disabled and we both got permanent residency in about 2 years time. I cannot imagine going without residency here. It's needed for health insurance, electric bills, etc.
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Quebrada replied to the thread Medios de Vida on the Uruguay forum on October 16, 2014:
Quebrada initially posted:
hello, does somebody of you has experience (or knows somebody with experience) with opening a 'Monotributo' or 'Unipersonal' (registred bussiness in Uruguay). I am considering these options as a way to have my income proof 'medios de vida' for immigration purposes. Thank you
Quebrada replied on October 16, 2014 with:
Thank you very much for your responses, the picture is getting clearer now.
Pancho replied on October 13, 2014 with:
To open a "Unipersonal" you just have to concur to the BPS (Social Security of Uruguay) located at the Peatonal Sarandí with your document and an electricity or phone billon your name. If you have problems of understanding Spanish, I recommend you to take somebody ho does and translates.
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property in UruguayGorgeous beach front apartments all with ocean views. Modern building with very convenient retail stores on site. This is seriously the stuff dreams are made of, unbelieveably gorgeous.
carlitos posted I can help you in Uruguay on the Uruguay forum on October 14, 2014:
Hello all In the past month I had the opportunity to help a couple that came from Florida to research for a possible retirement place. A few days ago, I helped another man from Florida looking for a place to buy, also to retire. There are a few other expats living here who from time to time use my Spanish skills to sort things out. All the people mentioned above are willing to provide references about my work and integrity. I can help you with my native Spanish and Portuguese. I have a degree in IT and studied business administration and accounting and have had a lot of experience in many different fields. I love to help people. If you want to contact me just send a private message and we can set up a call to talk. thanks, Carlos
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Marina63 replied to the thread Renting in Uruguay on the Uruguay forum:
CanadianReid initially posted:
Hi there, We are a Canadian couple looking to move to Uruguay in November of this year and are wondering if anyone can help us find an apartment to rent? Where should we be looking because we are not finding many sites online? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day, The Canadian Reids
Marina63 replied most recently with:
Hi i am a realtor i speak english, we are based in Punta del este. if you need my assistance please email me at puntabroker@gmail.com Marina
gatina replied most recently with:
Hi, would like to know the realtor that speaks english that you are talking about if possible. Thanks.
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sergeiboggs posted New Chiropractor in Town on the Uruguay forum:
Hello fellow expats.. I am a recent transplant to Uruguay from Michigan..as of two months ago... I am a Chiropractor living in Punta Del Este...I would like to get a feel of demand for Chiropractic services among English speakers residing in this gem of a country...I have opened an office in Punta and will begin taking appointments by October 10th... I am considering possibly traveling to and seeing patients in Montevideo several days per week... what is th best way to introduce my self and get the word out to the e pat community ...all advice welcome... Sincerely, Sergei..P.S.. I currently only limited to English and Russian speakers... but I am studying Spanish...
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ShirleyInUruguay replied to the thread Opening. Bank account in Uruguay on the Uruguay forum:
HunterBourne initially posted:
I have recently moved from the US to BuenosAires. I've been warned not to open a bank account in Argentina for obvious reasons. Will I be able to take the ferry over to Montevideo and open an account to transfer my US dollars? I heard it's been getting more difficult and I might even have to open a Post office box? Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance,
ShirleyInUruguay replied most recently with:
Regarding the PO box, if you open one with the Correo in Montevideo, they require proof of address (such as a utility bill). I'm assuming it needs to be a Uruguayan address, though I could be wrong. In Punta del Este there is a company (FortBoxUruguay) offering PO boxes; they may have different requirements.
Morell replied most recently with:
I read that the only two banks that will open an account for a US citizen are BROU and ITAU. Whether ITAU still does I do not know or if they are FACTA compliant. I am guessing they are. BROU is for sure. I am not even from the US but was required to give BROU a notarized list of all my assets here in order to keep my account with them. When i questioned this, I was told it was a Central Bank request and my branch would be fined if they did not have the information on file for the next visit by the Central Bank.
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