Why is Uruguay one of the 50+ countries in the world to provide a digital nomad permit?
Since the pandemic tens of countries have launched special residencies designed specifically for remote workers. Commonly called "digital nomad visas", they allow independent business people working from their computers and remote workers for multinationals and other companies to live and work abroad legally.
Countries as diverse as Brazil, Dubai and Spain offer digital nomad visas. Now Uruguay—celebrated by The Economist as “modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving”, and with a population of just 3.5 million people—has opened up the possibility for travelling professionals.
Uruguay’s president Luis Lacalle Pou has stated his desire to attract 300,000 foreigners (link in Spanish) to live in Uruguay. Coming to work remotely is a great way to test Uruguay as a future home. It’s an easy place to fall in love with and now easy to apply to live and work legally as a digital nomad for six to twelve months—and eventually apply for permanent residency.
A very simple application process