The British Embassy in Uruguay maintains and develops relations between the UK and Uruguay.

We work closely with the Uruguayan government to uphold strong international institutions, reduce barriers to international trade, combat climate change and support human rights.

Find out more on our UK and Uruguay news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Uruguay. 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.

Apply online for an emergency travel document:

  • If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf
  • If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

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

British Ambassador to Uruguay

  • Rossa Commane

    Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Montevideo

Contact us

British Embassy Montevideo, main contact

British Embassy
Marco Bruto 1073


Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email:

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

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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