Uruguayan passports are issued to Uruguayan citizens to travel outside Uruguay. For traveling in Mercosur countries, as well as Chile and Bolivia, Uruguayan citizens may use their ID card.
The Uruguayan Ministry of the Interior started to issue the biometric passport to Uruguayan citizens since 16 October 2015. The new passport complies with the standards set forth by the Visa Waiver Program of the United States. Standard processing time is 20 business days, however 48-hour urgent processing is available for a higher fee.
- Council regulation 539/2001
- Council regulation 1932/2006
- Council regulation 539/2001 consolidated version, 19.1.2007