We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Uruguay. The British Embassy in Montevideo provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Uruguay.

Our work covers a range of issues in line with the UK government’s international agenda which supports our 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 to 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.

You can access UK government services while in Uruguay.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Uruguay and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +598 2622 3630. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Uruguay, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to book an appointment for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Montevideo.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including making a certified copy of a document, legalisation of a document in the UK . See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Uruguay.

Our people

Ian Duddy

Ian Duddy

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
General enquiries
Consular enquiries

Access and opening times

British Embassy Montevideo, Consular enquiries

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

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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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