Getting a Job In Uruguay - Two Things You Should Know

Ana Inés
By Uruguay relocation specialist, Ana Inés Pérez Bianchi 

How do expats who move to Uruguay support themselves?

Many have a retirement income. Some start a small business activity, like renting out a vacation property. Others arrive bringing their online job with them. And then there's those who get a job in Uruguay.

If you’re considering a new life in Uruguay with the idea of finding a job as a means to support yourself, I have two recommendations.


Learn Spanish in Uruguay at La Herradura Spanish-Language School

Montevideo's Plaza Independencia
What’s the quickest way to learn Spanish? The best answer I’ve heard was over dinner, about seven years ago.

Henry, a Uruguayan with an international background told the story of two non-Spanish-speaking executives who learned enough Spanish to start work at their company's Uruguay office in just 10 weeks.

Here's how they did it:


Making Construction Bricks in Uruguay

San Carlos is a community 19 kilometers north of Punta del Este. There are several places around San Carlos where construction bricks are made. The special mixture of brick mud is stirred with a tractor.


A night out in Montevideo

Karin Ledl
By Karin Ledl

Montevideo is an exciting and vibrant city at night, but you have to know where to go to make the most out of it. So where is the best place to go?

First of all, it depends on your tastes. Do you like to dance all night to electronic music? Or do you prefer a quiet little bar to have a drink and meet new people?

For both options there’s the perfect place to go. I am going to reveal to you some of the best places to enjoy your night out in Montevideo.


SODRE – Uruguay’s Nationally Funded Arts, Culture, and Music Scene

Ballet del SODRE
Montevideo, Uruguay is known for its thriving art and cultural scene.

On any given weekend, you’ll find a variety of live music performances, plays, interesting exhibits, stimulating talks, and art film screenings.

An important aspect of Uruguay's high culture is SODRE,  a government organization that's been supporting the performing arts in Uruguay since the 1930s.


Eating out in Montevideo

Karin Ledl
By Karin Ledl

Montevideo may be a small city compared to Buenos Aires or New York. But when it comes to going out to eat, there are still many options.

It’s not easy to choose between the varied Montevideo restaurants offering  French, Italian, Armenian, Mexican or even Indian cuisine.

And that’s not counting the local “parrilla” (barbeque restaurant) and an array of other possibilities for any taste and budget.

Though it’s impossible to review all of the good restaurants in Montevideo, I will offer you some of my personal favorites.


Starting a business in Uruguay

Starting a business in Uruguay is growing in popularity among individuals as well as international companies.

The purpose of this article is to:

  • Report some of the pluses of Uruguay's business environment. 
  • Give you examples of the types of businesses English-speaking expats are running. 
  • And provide you with a few tips if you decide to try starting a business in Uruguay.


The Making of Piriapolis - Uruguay's First Beach Resort Was The Vision of Don Francisco Piria

Today the coast of Uruguay is dotted with beach-resort communities.

However, the very first one was Piriapolis, developed by Don Francisco Piria. Piria was inspired to create a Mediterranean-like beach resort in Uruguay after a visit to the South of France.


Is it Possible to Become a Resident in Uruguay if You Need to Get a Job or Start a Business to Meet the Income Requirement?

Mark Teuten
By  Montevideo Attorney, Mark Teuten 

There are many people interested in coming to live in Uruguay, but who do not have a source of income to support themselves.

Thus, they need to start their own business here or get a job in order to be able to comply with the income requirement for residence purposes.

We are often asked if this is possible and if we can assist in this respect.

The answer to the first question is that “yes”,  it is possible, and our firm can help with your residency application. The answer to the second is “no”, as a law firm we can’t help you find a job or start a business!

But, since it is a question which comes up so frequently we hope this article will give some practical guidance to those who are in this situation.


Powers of Attorney in Uruguay - A Way to Take Care of Business When You're Away

Vanessa Balero
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay-- An introduction to powers of attorney in Uruguay. By Montevideo Escribana, Vanessa Balero. 

If you’re interested in buying a property or engaging in a business activity in Uruguay but your time in the country is limited, you may be able to accomplish your objectives with a Power of Attorney.