Our friends at Paradise Uruguay just published this from one of the better-known Uruguay Residency Attorneys, Mark Teuten. Check out the rest of the article at the Paradise Uruguay Blog: Uruguay Residency Process Taking Longer.
Some Fair Use excerpts…
Recent information made available from the Uruguayan Immigration Office shows that 2012 was a record year for the number of applications filed: 5347.
I’m happy to say that Lisa and I were two of those 5347 applications filed last year.
At the same time only 2426 applications were granted, so the backlog is still growing and applicants can now expect to be waiting 2 years for their application to be granted.
Nope, we’re not any of those 2426. Though we only began the official process mid-2012, so wouldn’t expect to be yet. Even if we had all our paperwork up to date, which we don’t for a few reasons, like getting a RealJob and then deciding to go back to freelancing (changed the “moda de vida”), Uruguay changing from the “Legalization” system for documents to the Hague Treaty on Apostiles on the very day our freshly-ordered NYC marriage certificate finally arrived at the Consulado-General of the ROU in NYC, so now I have to get a new one with a NYC, then New York County, then New Your State set of certifications but none by Uruguay…
Not really the fault of Migraciones. Mostly circumstances and timing. Continue reading Uruguay Residency Process – slower, not harder. Unless you don’t really want to live here.