The Uruguayan government has introduced a short-term remote work option for qualifying foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals can apply for a provisional identity document to live and work remotely in Uruguay for up to 180 days without employer sponsorship.
  • To be eligible for the short-term remote work option, foreign nationals must be employed by a company not registered in Uruguay.
  • Remote workers are not required to register with social security services in Uruguay.

Additional Information: More information regarding the provisional identity document and working in Uruguay remotely is available here.

BAL Analysis: The short-term remote work option was introduced with intent to bring more foreign national remote workers to the country to stimulate the economy, create jobs and help the country recover financially from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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