Moving To Uruguay

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Customs Regulations for Uruguay

  • Inventory (itemized in Spanish and legalized by the Uruguayan Consulate at origin country)
  • Foreigners require one of the following:
  • A resident visa issued by the Uruguayan Consulate at origin country
    • Resident visa stamped in customer’s passport
    • Certificate of Permanent Residence granted by the Migration Office in Uruguay
      • If documents are not provided, customer will have to deposit a bank guarantee letter, the value of the shipment in cash, or provide a guarantee from his or her employer. This guarantee is to be returned once the shipment leaves the country or the customer has obtained permanent residence.
  • Returning citizens are required to provide:
    • A Certificate of Residence (issued by the origin consulate stating that the customer has lived abroad for a minimum period of two years)
  • Bank guarantee letter
  • Shipments must arrive within 90 days of customer
  • Non-permanent residents may be required to make a bank guarantee deposit which is refundable when the shipment leaves the country

In Uruguay, some articles may not be imported in a customer’s baggage whatsoever. These items include, but may not be limited to:

  • Narcotics
  • Alkaloids
  • Pornography or subversive materials
  • Counterfeit items
  • Cultural artefacts and other objects of cultural importance
  • Explosive and flammable materials
  • Plants and any parts derived from plants
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Soil, seeds (including items made from vegetable seeds), flowers and flower parts
  • Animal feed and other veterinary related products (biological or chemical)
  • Trees and parts of trees
  • Fresh dairy products like cream, milk, etc. (with the exception of long life milk)
  • Birds
  • Bees and honey
  • Any meat

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear Customs in Singapore.

Some articles may have restricted quantities or require special authorization/ payments of duties and taxes to clear customs in Uruguay. These items include, but are not limited to:

  • Endangered species and products and parts thereof as outlined by CITES (mayonly be brought in only with CITES permission)
  • Medication (accompanied by prescription and in original container with original label)
    • The quantity should not be greater than what is needed for the length of your stay
  • Currency (amount exceeding equivalent of $10,000 USD must be declared)
    • Currency includes negotiable instruments, jewelry, precious metals, etc.
  • Mobile telephones (need to be declared and tax paid if customer is planning to switch to Uruguayan telephone provider)

In Uruguay, new cars are dutiable and foreigners are not allowed to import automobiles. You may import a car into the country if you are a returning citizen who meets the following requirements:

  • Owner of the automobile must have lived abroad for at least three years
  • Vehicle must have been in owner’s name for minimum of three years
  • Owner must apply for authorization from the Ministry of Finance before Customs clearance can begin

When importing a vehicle you will need the following documents:

  • Commercial invoice (original)
  • Car title or Certificate of Register or Matriculation
    • Documents must by legalized by the Uruguayan consulate at customer’s country of origin
    • Documents must be translated into Spanish (obtained in Uruguay)

When importing a pet into Uruguay, they will need to have the following documentation:

  • Health certificate
  • Vaccination certificates

  • Used household goods and personal effects showing evidence of use may be imported duty-free if customer has lived abroad and owned the items for at least two years and customer has a permanent residence
  • The following may be imported duty free is the customer is over 18-years-old:
    • 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco
    • 2 liters of alcohol
    • Non-commercial gifts and other items for personal use distributed as follows:
      • Land entry – goods worth up to $150 USD or equivalent (once a month)
      • Sea or air entry – $300 USD for traveler’s from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay (once a month)
        • Allowance is up to $500 USD for traveler’s from other countries (once a year)
  • Customers under 18 are allowed a 50 percent corresponding allowance for:
    • Sporting goods and musical instruments (when used and for personal use)
    • Electrical equipment (for personal use)

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and customers. Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International Sea & Air Shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Call our International Moving Specialists @ 1 (866) 315-4170

How International Sea & Air can help for moving to Uruguay

To start, one of our trained moving specialists will provide a one-on-one consultation with you, thoroughly outlining your moving options based on certain criteria, such as:

  • Your moving timeline. When do you need to be in Uruguay?
  • Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying?
  • Your family/household size. Will you be moving alone or with your family? For business or personal reasons?
  • Cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment

What Will Moving to Uruguay Cost?

For the most accurate estimate of your total shipment size, you should schedule an in-home survey as early as possible for your move to Uruguay.
Don’t wait until the last possible moment, contact International Sea & Air Shipping today. You won’t regret the decision.

After we hear from you, our moving specialists will assess your belongings to give you the best estimate possible to expedite your relocation.
The cost of moving to Uruguay will vary considerably based on the cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed destination arrival time so it’s extremely important that you work with an agent so they can give you the most accurate quote.

Ready to start budgeting for your international move?

About Uruguay

Officially named the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, the South American country is home to 3.3 million people-1.8 million of whom live in Montevideo, which is both the capital and largest city in Uruguay.

Uruguay is the second-smallest country in South America after Suriname, but is ranked first in Latin America for democracy, peace, lack of corruption, e-Government and quality of living. It also ranks first in South America for freedom of press, size of the middle class, prosperity and security.

In 2013, the Economist named Uruguay “Country of the Year” and it’s considered one of the most liberal and socially developed nations on the planet-same-sex marriage, abortion and the sale and consumption of cannabis are all legal. Uruguay also performs well on a global scale when it comes to personal rights, tolerance and inclusion.
Can’t wait to get started with your overseas relocation to Uruguay? First, find out what you’ll need to clear Customs.

Moving to Uruguay Internationally

Moving to Uruguay is a major transition for anyone, and there will be plenty to consider and prepare for before you head across the globe.

The last thing you want to worry about is the logistics of a complicated move, especially when it comes to documentation, Customs regulations and shipping services. Which is why you shouldn’t have to worry about it. Instead, let us tackle the tough stuff for you.

International Sea & Air Shipping will make your transition to Uruguay as seamless as possible, by providing top-notch shipping services for all of your household goods and much more. We’ll be there with you each and every step of your move abroad, from packing and crating your goods, to shipping them overseas and assisting you through the complicated overseas documentation process.

All you need to do is give us a call so we can get started with an on-site estimate. We’ll take care of everything else.

Excellent Experience Moving from Baltimore to Vienna

“We moved from Baltimore to Vienna, Austria and had an excellent experience with this company. All our items were packed well and arrived in good condition. The movers on both ends were courteous and efficient (even in the face of some hurdles), as were all that we communicated with by phone and email. The quoted price was competitive and accurate. A couple of billing errors were corrected without delay, and there were no surprise charges. We would absolutely recommend International Sea & Air Shipping to others.”

– Ingvild Bjornvold