We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Uruguay. Our job is to work to the UK government’s international agenda and support their foreign priorities.

The political work we do is aimed at improving the rules-based international system to reduce conflict and encourage security and stability. We therefore support democratic values, human rights, international free trade and sustainable global growth.

We also work build the UK’s prosperity through supporting British companies who want to do business in Uruguay, and Uruguayan companies who want to invest in Britain. We also support British citizens in Uruguay through our modern and efficient consular services.

Our Services

Supporting British nationals in Uruguay has information about the services we provide at the British Embassy in Montevideo and links to services provided by other government departments. It also has guidance about living in or travelling to Uruguay.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact your nearest consulate as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy, Montevideo

Our people

Ben Lyster-Binns

Ben Lyster-Binns

British Ambassador to Uruguay

Contact us

British Embassy Montevideo, main contact

British Embassy
Marco Bruto 1073


Office hours:

Monday – Friday:
08:30 – 14:30

February - December
Monday to Thursday:
09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 14:00

British Embassy Montevideo, Consular enquiries

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

British Council (Organisation specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities including Plan Ceibal)

Av. Italia 6201 – Edifico Los Ceibos Complejo LATU

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