A Visa is a permit granted to an individual to legalize their entry or stay in a territory or country of which they do not have the nationality or the permit of free transit. These permits are governed by agreements between countries.
Any visitor seeking to enter Uruguay requires to establish to the satisfaction of Immigration Officers, an identification and the purpose of their entry into the country.
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIAN CITIZENS
Canadian citizens traveling with a Canadian passport do not need a visa to enter Uruguay. Diplomatic, Service and Official Passports need a visa, and the request must be done through the Official Travel Section of the Government of Canada to any Consulate of Uruguay in Canada.
VISA RELATED COUNTRIES AND COUNTRIES REQUIRING IT
There is a list of countries with which Uruguay has bilateral agreements on migration that allow the entry of its citizens to the corresponding territories with the current common passport, without the need for visas.
SEE THE LAST UPDATED LIST OF MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR
In the event that there is NO such agreement between the citizen who intends to enter Uruguay and is carrying a valid common passport issued by his / her country, he / she must then APPLY FOR THE VISA OF ENTRY since it requires a prior consultation with the Ministry of Interior of Uruguay for the authorization of its entry into the Eastern Republic of Uruguay.
It should be kept in mind that in some cases the processing of the visa may have a delay of more than twenty days.
You can access the list at: https://migracion.minterior.gub.uy/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1280
TO GET THE VISA
In order to apply for a Uruguayan visa you will have to book an appointment at the closest Consulate to your place of residence and provide:
Completed application form
Passport and photocopy
Ticket or reservation of round trip ticket
Validity / Extension
Any visitor, who does not require a visa to enter Uruguay, can enter the country for a period of no more than 90 days.
A visa can not be processed with greater validity at the expiration date of the passport.
An extension, for three more months, is possible after entering Uruguay in the immigration offices.