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redi2go
5/23/2004 07:48 EST

Hello
I am considering retireing from USA to Uruquay but am having trouble finding info or message boards. Can anyone help me with immigration requirements and other sites for infor? I would like to communicate with expats. Thank you all very much.
Maria

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prontomudar
6/11/2004 10:19 EST

hey, me too . . . . have you received any answers to your message? I have sent emails to the uruguay embassy and to citibank uruguay and received no responses. I want to know about changing immigration status after arrival and if i can transport furnishings etc., as a tourist prior to changing status . .

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redi2go
6/12/2004 21:54 EST

Hello,
No, I have not received any replies. I can't find websites with info on relocating, etc. If you know any websites or requirements, please let me know. I've been looking at Panama and it's really easy to get info.
Thanks for your help.

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prontomudar
6/22/2004 11:20 EST

Thanks for the reply,
I also have thought of Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and maybe even Costa
Rica (except I have
heard it has become too expensive). But due to a lot of prior experience
in Brasil
and Argentina, my real target is summers in Bariloche (South Patagonia) and
winters on the Brasilian
coast. I would be buying house in Brasil within the year but Brasil
maintains a pretty exclusive
immigration policy. I am trying to figure out how not to let that fact
cramp my style too much.

My idea in terms of Uruguay was to enter Uruguay with a houseful of
belongings (since their
website sounds so promising even mentioning no duty, etc.) maybe achieve
residency there in a year or two
(preferably without having to buy real estate due to my preference for BR
and AR). Then hopefully use that
residency for reciprocity with the Mercosur countries of Brasil and
Argentina. I am moving, belongings or not,
to either Brasil, Argentina, or Uruguay
by the end of October (that sounds crazy/but I have goodfriends and adopted
family in Buenos Aires, Ar;
and Natal and Campinas, Br.

Sorry I don't have more specifics . . . .

Any other ideas ?

Thanks, Rick in Sacramento CA

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javier
2/7/2005 14:09 EST

you can find the information you are looking for at www.uruwashi.org
that would be the uruguayan embassy in washington
1913 I (Eye) Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20006, (202) 3311313, fax (202) 3318142 & e-mail

Don´t forget to the ask about the benefits
of the law n°16.340

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Opaylee
3/29/2005 21:20 EST

Hello,
htt://travel.state.gov If you are US citizen...go to this web site to find out about passports and visa's. Then click the link "American citizen traveling abroad" and chose your destination.

Im looking for info about renting a house or apartment for 2 weeks ...other than in the big cities.... looking for a mid to small town. I would also like to know what the rate of pay is. Do they have a minimum wage like the USA has...of some sort?

Any info would be appreciated! Thanks

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Yankee1Jack
4/9/2005 00:44 EST

I just returned from Uruguay. Visited Montevideo 1.5 million people and stayed at the Hotel Tres Cruces for USD30/Night. I flew into B.A then flew on a connecting flight (I purchased this flight in Pesos to save money from United in Argentina) and arrived in Montevideo. Took bus #86 for USD1 and found my hotel nearby Tres Cruces Bus Station.

The pay rate for teachers in Montevideo is USD150/Month. Health Insurance is 1000 peso or USD40/month. Apartments range in price depending on the area...expect something from USD100 to $300, if you like the quality life then USD1500 is top of the scale. Local phones cost USD40, Electricity is USD30, Water is $10. Buses are 15-22 pesos or less than USD1. Travel to other cities are done on COT and COSPA, I spent USD5 to travel to Punta Del Este from the Station at Tres Cruces and USD5 to return.

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rasouthwick
4/22/2005 22:56 EST

Regarding information about Uruguay the best source I have found is "www.uruguayinfo.com". I would appreciate any other info you may come accross. Just returned from 5 weeks any plan on retiring in Uruguay.
Roger Southwick

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lglenns
7/15/2005 21:52 EST

I recently spent a week in Uruguay investigating buying property there with the ultimate goal of full-time residence. Those of you who are asking a varitety of questions might want to email Veronica Funch-Thomsen. Ms. Funch-Thomsen was born in Montevideo, went to an excellent English schhool there, and is back in the country after living for several years in the United States. She makes a living by helping English speaking people buy real estate, find rental aparments, or make travel arangements in Uruguay. There are fees for most of her services, but she is good about answering email questions at no charge.

She got me an excellent hotel room in Punte del Este ($50/night) and introduced me to reliable realtors. She also spent a lot of time answering all of my questions. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Danish, and has a very good knowledge of French. She helps people find whatever they are looking for--e.g., notaries public, rentals, I.D. cards from the government in Montevideo, well-priced goods in Buenos Aires, honest reators, tourist attractions, hotels, restuarants, local color etc.

She is honest, engaging, knowledgeable, committed. She really likes her work and is excellent at it. I highly recommend her.

Email her at:

Ask her your questions and, if you decide (as I did) to visit Uruguay after that, engage her as your on the scene guide, translator, and expert broker of esential services.

Glenn Smith, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
Northern Illinois University

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MFERNANDEZ8253
4/15/2006 01:59 EST

MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PLANNING TO MOVE BACK TO URUGUAY FOR GOOD, WE JUST RETIRED ,BUT SINCE WE ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS I WAS INFORMED I NEED TO BE BACK IN USA BEFORE 6 MONTHS , OTHERWISE WE WILL LOOSE OUR AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP, I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS INFORMATION IS COMPLETELY TRUE, BUT I AM WONDERING WHERE OR WHO MAY GIVE ME THE RIGHT ANSWER. SINCE WE BOTH WHERE BORN IN URUGUAY, WE ALSO MAINTAIN DUAL CITIZENSHIP.I WILL APPRECIATE IF SOMEBODY GUIDE ME IN THE RIGHT TRACK. THANK YOU. CRIS AND MIGUEL

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