Uruguay - Migration



The basic sources of immigration to Uruguay were Spain and Italy. English, French, German, Slavic, and Swiss immigrants also settled in various departments (provinces). In the 1930s, restrictions were placed on immigration, and the importation of seasonal farm workers was stopped. There were 103,002 foreign-born people in 1985. Substantial emigration by Uruguayans for political or economic reasons occurred during the mid-1970s and early 1980s. Official figures suggest that about 180,000 Uruguayans left between 1963 and 1975 and an estimated 500,000 between 1975–95. Argentina and Brazil were the main destinations.

As of 2000, Uruguay had 89,000 migrants, including less than 100 refugees. The net migration rate that year was -1.0 migrants per 1,000 population. The government views the immigration level as too low, and the emigration level as too high.

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Mr.Ainul Kabir
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Jun 25, 2007 @ 9:09 am
I would like to migration in Uruguay.Please give me details of this.
Oreva Precious Okoro
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Jul 23, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
I would like to migration to Uruguay.Please furnish me with the necessary steps and the conditions Imust meet
Maen
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Sep 18, 2010 @ 11:11 am
Thanks to all,
I was looking for new place to retire, and enjoy peaceful good life and living.
I thought Uruguay will be very good place for me.
Concerning your report I thing it was useful information.
Kindly I need more information about international migrant to Uruguay, how to start applying immigration forms …. Etc.
Your reply will be highly appreciated
Best regards
Maen
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Apr 2, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
WE are also interested in moving to Uruguay. We've been planning this for several months.
Unfortunately, so far, we are being told that we can't get health care.
We asre US citizens and both 56 years old. We are both on Social Security disability.
My husband has chronic secondary MS and other health concerns. I also have several less significant problems.

We currently have a hobby farm/orchard. We had hoped to become unipersonalized
business small scale farmers selling fresh fruit and homemade low sugar jelly.

Can anyone tell me anything other than "no".

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