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U.S. Citizen Services

American Citizen Services

Updated December 22, 2014

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of U.S. Embassy, Montevideo provides a wide range of services to U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Uruguay. The ACS Unit issues passports, registers U.S. citizens born in Uruguay, performs notary services, collects information for Federal Benefits services, and provides assistance to U.S. citizens arrested in Uruguay and to the families of Americans who pass away while visiting or residing in Uruguay.

If you are planning on traveling to Uruguay, make sure to first review the updated Country Specific Information at the Department of State's Website and register your travel via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

If you are unable to locate the information you seek on the following pages, we recommend that you e-mail us at

For inquiries about nonimmigrant (e.g. tourist, business, student, etc.) visas, e-mail:

For inquiries about immigrant visa cases and petitions, e-mail:

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