Marrying and Sponsoring a Uruguayan Citizen

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Marriage to a Uruguayan Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Uruguayan citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. 

If you want to bring your Uruguayan spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.


Uruguay Marriage Basic Requirements

Please note that a religious ceremony cannot be performed until after the civil marriage has taken place in Uruguay.

It is possible that an applicant resident in Canada who wishes to get married in Uruguay will be required to produce a 'Certificado de buena conducta'

Requirements for Marriage

  • The couple must be over 18 years of age
  • Four witnesses over 18 years of age
  • Birth Certificate of both parties.
  • Divorce Decree

If the contracting parties are divorced then a divorce decree must be produced as evidence to that effect.  If the divorce party is a foreigner, the a divorce decree must be authenticated

  • Death Certificate

  If one of the contracting parties is a widow or widower then they must submit death certificate of the former spouse.

  •  If one of the contracting parties is less than 18 years of age then their parents must give consent for such a marriage in writing.
  •  If either party is abroad  he or she must submit documentation legalized and translated by an authorized translator in case such documents are in another language (Legalization of Foreign Documents)
  • Cost of Marriage
  • You will pay in addition to publication in the Official Journal if marriage is performed out of the office, the cost is $ 10,880.00. If marriage is performed in the office, the cost is $ 350.00 Cost of additional witnesses is $ 445.00


Family Members

If your Uruguayan spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Uruguayan Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry an  Uruguayan citizen.


List of Uruguayan Consulates in Canada

Embassy in Ottawa

Consulate General in Vancouver

Consulate General in Toronto


Emergency Information for Canadians in Uruguay

Montevideo-Embassy of Canada

Oficina 102, 11100, DC
Montevideo, Uruguay

Telephone: 598 (2) 902-2030
Fax: 598 (2) 902-2029 E-mail: [email protected]

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Currency in Uruguay


How to call Uruguay from Canada

Enter the exit code for Canada (011) and then follewed by the country coe for Uruguay (598) and then the local number


How to call Canada from Uruguay

00 – 1 – Area Code – TEL #

Follow the dialing format shown above while calling Canada from Uruguay.

  • 00 – Exit code for Uruguay, and is needed for making any international call from Uruguay
  • 1 – ISD Code or Country Code of Canada






403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)




236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)

236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)


226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)

249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)

289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)

343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)

416 / 647 (Toronto)

807 (northwestern Ontario)


204 / 431


782 / 902

New  Brunswick



418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)

438 / 514 (Montreal)

450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)

819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)

Newfoundland and Labrador



306 / 639

Northwest Territories




Nova Scotia

782 / 902





Time Difference with Canada

Canadian Time Zone

# of Hours

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# of Hours

during DST

Pacific (BC, Yukon)

13 hours

12 hours

Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)

12 hours

11 hours


12 hours


Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario)

11 hours

10 hours

Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)

10 hours

9 hours

Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)

9 hours

8 hours


8.5 hours

7.5 hours


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