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Morell replied to the thread List of things to be done before leaving u.s. For uruguay. on the Uruguay forum on August 27, 2015:
Allwewantispeace initially posted:
Hello expats, I bought a house in uruguay. I shipped my container. I am in the u.s. Right now, but my flight to Montevideo leaves September 8th. This post is a request for suggestions of all the things I need to do between now and then. My goals are to open an account at either the brou or itau bank so money can be transferred monthly, and to gain residency status.... Uruguayan passport. I would also like to buy a van and have my internet turned on. My Spanish is still terrible. I will have my birth certificate and container packing list apostilled at the consulate in NYC. I am concerned about mandatory vaccinations. I have been fully vaccinated, but how do I create a document which will prove that to the authorities? Can I buy heirloom seeds there, or should I try to bring them with me? I know, I know that is frowned upon, so I'm hoping that they can be purchased there. What documents to I need to have notarized here? Tax returns? How/where do my documents get translated? Which ones? Interpol? Tetanus? What am I overlooking? Thanks to everyone. I am bringing my mother Diann, my brother Alex and an amazing German carpenter/remodeler whose name is Matt. We cannot wait to be there and settle in. Looking forward to eventually meeting everyone. Peace to all.
Morell replied on August 27, 2015 with:
She describes herself as just a Mom with no formal qualifications so I do not put much stock in her opinions. She does include the link to the CDC http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/tetanus.html which states It can be inferred from protective antitoxin levels that a complete tetanus toxoid series has a clinical efficacy of virtually 100%; cases of tetanus occurring in fully immunized persons whose last dose was within the last 10 years are extremely rare. Regardless of ones views about vaccinations, if you want residency in Uruguay, you need a tetanus shot.
carlitos replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Dear Morell, While I appreciate your response I went to mr. google and research a bit and found this one: http://www.mommypotamus.com/when-to-get-a-tetanust-shot/ what do you think?
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Morell replied to the thread RENTING A CAR IN URUGUAY on the Uruguay forum on August 27, 2015:
mjferriesmcgrew initially posted:
I HADNT TRIED TO RENT A CAR UNTIL LAST WEEKEND. APPARENTLY, ONLY STICK SHIFT CARS ARE AVAILABLE. SO, THOSE OF YOU, WHO HAVENT IMMIGRATED HERE YET, WHO WANT TO COMB THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE COUNTRY IN A RENTAL, FOR PROPERTY PURCHASE, BETTER PUT DRIVING A MANUAL CAR ON THE BUCKET LIST, IF ITS NOT ALREADY A SKILL IN YOUR TOOLBAG?
Morell replied on August 27, 2015 with:
US dollars. Cars are expensive to rent here.
kimbo47 replied on August 26, 2015 with:
Is this $118 us dollars or UY pesos? I just rented a 2015 Chevrolet impala with all powers for $125 from Hertz.
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Morell replied to the thread need help to find an uruguain site with ruralfarmland listing for sell on the Uruguay forum on August 26, 2015:
proger1989 initially posted:
couple of weeks ago iv found a very good website with many rural lands for sale in deprtmants like:salto, Paysand├║, Tacuaremb├│, rio negro. the site looks manily green. i cant find it anymore, hope someone can help, cus all the other sites are not too good.
Morell replied on August 26, 2015 with:
I believe rural properties have to be at least 5 hectares. You might look for terranos which is a lot rather than an acreage. There are some in MercadoLibre http://inmuebles.mercadolibre.com.uy/terrenos/
proger1989 replied on August 26, 2015 with:
how much 1 ha will be in rural areas?
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Morell replied to the thread Walking in Montevideo on the Uruguay forum on August 26, 2015:
Morell initially posted:
There is an interesting article in the newspaper today about robberies. it suggests that there has been quite an increase in robberies of pedestrians often by motorcyclists. But the good news is that robberies on buses is down. There is a map showing the streets that have had the most crime. http://www.elpais.com.uy/informacion/avenidas-riesgo-rapinas.html Take care and be safe.
Morell replied on August 26, 2015 with:
Today there is more info on crime in Montevideo showing the areas with the most murders. http://www.elpais.com.uy/informacion/barrios-capital-tasas-homicidios-brasil.html If the 2011 Census data are taken, it was 4.9 per 100,000 population: higher than New York. Although Uruguay remains among the countries with fewer homicides per number of inhabitants in Latin America (along with Chile and Argentina), the rate is much higher than that of several European countries such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, Greece and the UK, which have a rate of between one and 1.5 homicide.
LD replied on August 23, 2015 with:
Thanks Morell. And the map was interesting. Will just share our personal experiences. We just returned from 3 weeks in Montevideo -stayed by Plaza Gomensoro. My son and I took the bus everywhere. We also took recommendations from locals and friends on how to travel and we had no problems getting around town and the outskirts of Montevideo central. Thanks again, Lori
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sanfordhunt initially posted:
Can anyone recommend a native Uruguayan individual who speaks English and is experienced with helping American retirees with the process of applying for immigration and banking, etc. in Uruguay? And what are their fees?
Ging7323 replied on August 22, 2015 with:
We use Ana Ines Perez. anaines@expatuy.com She is AMAZING! She has helped us with everything, knows how the burocracy works, knows what you need before making appointments or actually going to the offices. What documents, medical records, medical tests, etc you need before applying for residency, cedula or drivers license. She has become our friend as well and offers insight and expertise of what to expect. Very intelligent and professional woman. She will see you time and money in the long run cutting through unnecessary trips and red tape. You can email her for her rates, etc. tell her Ginger and Catherine recommended her to you. Blessings to you!
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sanfordhunt posted "LD" : The Contact Information on the Person You Recommended on the Uruguay forum on August 21, 2015:
"LD" Can you send me the contact address on the person you recommended that helps with the immigration process to me?
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sanfordhunt initially posted:
Can anyone recommend a native Uruguayan individual who speaks English and is experienced with helping American retirees with the process of applying for immigration and banking, etc. in Uruguay? And what are their fees?
SantiUru replied on August 18, 2015 with:
HI, I know a notarial who works on it, already work with some clients that I work with and always excellent, if you want i can send you her contact by private message. Let me know, bests. Santiago
Sibylleito replied on August 18, 2015 with:
In our case - a Swiss/Japanese couple - we had amazing support from an Uruguayan National for getting us started with the immigration & visa, business registration, apartment hunting... from our lawyer, who became our friend as well. We were extremely pleased with the speed, honest and direct communication, plus we are still employing her for any legal or notary needs we have. Send me a message and I can provide you the contact details. About the fees I cannot give a good answer, because it depends on your needs, but there is a hourly flat rate, which seems to me very fair.
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afj21 posted Club Bohemios (Pocitos) on the Uruguay forum on August 18, 2015:
I'm thinking of joining a club to use the swimming pool. Yesterday I visited Club Deportes Bohemios in Pocitos... Do any of you go to this club? If so, what do you think? Do you have any suggestions for other clubs?
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afj21 replied to the thread Pros and Cons of Carrasco and Pocitos Neighborhoods for Expatriates to Live In on the Uruguay forum on August 18, 2015:
sanfordhunt initially posted:
What are the pros and cons for an American expatriate to live in Carrasco vs. Pocitos neighborhoods? For example, what is the rent for a middle class one bedroom apartment in Carrasco vs. Pocitos? And what are the differences in the quality of the two neighborhoods? Which neighborhood is it easier to meet friendly expatriates who speak English from around the world? And are the prices of the restaurants and supermarkets like in both neighborhoods? Also, which neighborhood has the best seven day a week bus service, etc?
afj21 replied on August 18, 2015 with:
I forgot about the rent... It's hard to answer the "Middle Class" question regarding rent because I suppose it depends upon what you consider middle class, how much money you're bringing, what you play to do for work... ect. My observation is that Carrasco is expensive... there doesn't seem to be an abundant amount of "Middle Class" people living there. Pocitos: This is based on a broad range and prices are approximate. The size for a nice 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in Pocitos might range from 50-100m2. The cost is between 22,000-30,000 Pesos UY ($775-$1050 U.S.). An additional $100-$150 U.S. for a parking spot and $100-$350 U.S. for utilities. So your prices Your base price only including rent, utilities and parking might range from $975 to $1600 a month. I can't speak for Carrasco, but you can probably increase this price ranges by at least 25%. Keep these things in mind... * Food/Grocery costs here are nearly double compared to the U.S. * Clothes are double and if you're an average male of 6' tall and a shoe size bigger than 11 forget about it. * To purchase a car is nearly double. Purchasing a used car is a hassle. Unless you're a mechanic and can afford parts, stay away from used autos. * Gas is about $6.50 a gallon. * Excellent Health Insurance will cost you around $200/Month. Something basic might be $80-$100. This website will assist you in doing some research on apartments and homes: http://www.gallito.com.uy Best of Luck, Arthur
afj21 replied on August 18, 2015 with:
I agree with Edy. I want to add this CON regarding Pocitos... If you move to Pocitos, you might want to find an apartment that is a couple blocks off the main streets. It's pretty noisy here with traffic and buses. The Pocitos PROS... you are within walking distance of many bus stops, the rambla, shopping centers, grocery stores, movie theaters, many little restaurants and the farmers markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can probably get away with not owning a car if you live in Pocitos. I find it to be pretty safe, I've been out walking my dog at Midnight, I've seen women walking alone at 1 or 2am. Also, a lot of Expats are in this area (not sure if thats a pro or a con). I've never lived in Carrasco but I've been there a few times. To me it seemed like a more upscale Suburb. Everything seems more expensive. I've heard... that there is a lot of crime there, break-ins, purse snatching, but if you travel a lot, you're close to the airport.
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What are the pros and cons for an American expatriate to live in Carrasco vs. Pocitos neighborhoods? For example, what is the rent for a middle class one bedroom apartment in Carrasco vs. Pocitos? And what are the differences in the quality of the two neighborhoods? Which neighborhood is it easier to meet friendly expatriates who speak English from around the world? And are the prices of the restaurants and supermarkets like in both neighborhoods? Also, which neighborhood has the best seven day a week bus service, etc?
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