Uruguayan Links

All of the links given below can be found in and are fully discussed in the book "How to Retire in Uruguay" by Les Johns which can be purchased directly from this site.

Tourist and General Information Pages

There will be a loose classification into areas dealt with by the sites e.g.Tourism; Official Government; Commercial Enterprises etc. This looseness is simply because some sites cross the descriptive boundaries. No general coverage of countries could possibly be tailored to suit everybody's total requirements. After reading the previous descriptive pages relevant to the countries of particular interest to you it should be possible to glean information specific to your own circumstances by dipping into the following sites. Some countries provide more comprehensive information online than do others.

Generally there will be no comment or discussion of the sites. An exception to this occurs in the case of the "Banking" page where some comment on the origin of a few of the organizations named is made because of changes that have been brought about by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/9 and in subsequent years. In Europe in particular there has been some consolidation and rationalization of ownership although previously familiar names have sometimes been retained. Other minor points, such as the language in which the bank normally conducts its business, are mentioned.

Latitude and Longitude

Mountains and Hills of Uruguay

Rivers of Uruguay

Montevideo The Capital City

Places to go and Things to do

Photographs of Uruguay

Estancias (Estates) of Uruguay

Uruguayan Wines

The Beaches

A Hidden Gem?

U.S. Information on Uruguay

Montevideo : The City’s Own Site

Explore Uruguay

Visit Uruguay

Native Animals

Photographs of Flora

Photographs of Fauna

The Big Cats


Tarantulas of Uruguay

The Brazilian Tramp Spider

The Introduced Spider


Grasses and Flowers

Toxic Plants


List of National Parks

Santa Teresa National Park

San Miguel National Park

Sports in Uruguay

Sport - The World Cup


Duck Hunting

Other Sports

Airports of Uruguay

Operating Charter Aircraft

Air Connections

Photographs of Airports

Railways of Uruguay

National Roads

Images of Roads Throughout the Country

Details of National Transport Systems Including River Traffic

Maps and Pictures of the Rivers of Uruguay

Economy of Uruguay

Comparative Cost of Living

Cost of Living in Montevideo

Cost of Living Statistics

History of Uruguay to 1995

Government and Immigration Department Pages

Some of the site links provided below are not strictly Government or Immigration Department publications but the organizations concerned are authoritative and "official" in the administration of the immigration procedures described.

Dirección Nacional de Migración (DNM) (In Spanish)

Location of Embassies and Consulates

Further List of Diplomatic Representation

Official Site to Search for Embassies and Consulates

Apostille Convention

Comprehensive Information on Overseas Contacts

Immigration Requirements for Residency

Immigration Procedures

Further Details on Residency Applications

Indication of Lawyer’s Fees

Short Term Visas

Tourist Visa - Availability and Requirements

Comprehensive Details on Residency

List of Lawyers

Some Personal Comments

More Comments

Personal Experiences


Overview of Healthcare System

World Health Organization Comments

A personal Investigation into Healthcare System

Useful Site on Police Clearance Certificates

Australian Notes on Police Clearance Certificates

Looking for Birth Certificates

British Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Tracing Ancestors

Corruption Index 1

Corruption Index 2

Banks, Pensions, Working and Taxes

List of Banks 1

List of Banks 2

History of Banks in Uruguay

Exchange Controls

Exchange Control and Income Tax

British Government Pensions

Frozen British Pensions

CentreLink (Australian Pensions)

Other Pension Advice (Qrops)

More Qrops Information



Financial Advice

Offshore Company Formation

Working and Taxes

Bitcoin Handling Information

Information on Bitcoin

Getting a Job

Job Prospects

Realistic Job Prospects


Driving Uruguay Style

A Few Rules

Driving Dangers

Driving and Hiring

Getting a License

License Experiences


Climate of Uruguay

Detailed Description

Images of the Climate


Weather in Montevideo

Weather in Many Centres

Some Weather Graphs

Maps of Uruguay

Maps of Uruguay

Departments of Uruguay

Geography and Rivers


Longitude and Time

Location of Uruguay

Time in Uruguay

Time Across the World