List of participating countries: Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, and Sweden
Turnaround time: From the time of your appointment with the Uruguayan consulate, allow around 10 days for your application to be processed.
To apply for a visa for Uruguay, you must:
Be between 18 and 30 years old (inclusive) at the time of application
Hold a valid passport from any country having signed an agreement with Uruguay
Have sufficient funds to meet your needs at the beginning of your stay (€2,500 minimum)
Not be accompanied by dependents during your stay
Not previously have entered Uruguay on a Working Holiday Visa (first application)
Have international health insurance for the duration of your stay
Apply for a WHV as long as the year's quotas have not been reached (300 places per year)
Please note that Working Holiday Visa conditions may vary depending on the country
How to get your Visa
The application is first made by email. The Uruguayan consulate will then contact you to make an appointment with them. After this appointment, your application will be submitted to the authorities in Uruguay. Please note that the next part of the process of obtaining a WHV takes place in Uruguay.
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