195: Uruguay Exposed: From Taxes to Lifestyle – What I Found Out

Uruguay Mikkel Thorup

Today on the Expat Money Show, I’m going to do a solo episode on Uruguay and my recent trip there. We will discuss what I went through, the experience, and what I learned while there. 



  • If you are already a private client, you will love this episode! And if you are not, listen in to hear how you can become a private client, be a part of our amazing community and possibly join us on our tours around the world.
  • Why Uruguay? Where did this come from, and why did I decide to go down there? I’ll tell you all about it in detail!
  • I talk about what you need to do to immigrate to Uruguay and why it is different from most other countries.
  • What happens when you want to bring your children with you, are you allowed to just walk right in?
  • The #1 thing about Uruguay I didn’t like, which won’t likely come as a big surprise for most of you and what I would do to combat this nasty aspect to be able to live there.
  • What Americans must do to live in Uruguay, and if you don’t follow the rules, you will be denied entry. 
  • Find out the top 3 ways to get citizenship in Uruguay, the easy and quickest ways.
  • I dig deeper into Uruguay’s citizenship and passport and the most important things you MUST do to obtain it, and if you don’t, chances are likely you will get rejected.
  • If you are thinking about having children or adding additional children to your family, I talked to the lawyers about birth tourism. Is this possible? 
  • How to be a tax resident in Uruguay? What is the easiest way to accomplish this?
  • Find out about cryptocurrency and the tax laws. I think you will like this part.
  • Interested in obtaining a firearm while living in Uruguay? I list all the details required to make this happen for you.



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This was a fun interview for me. If you want to come on our Expat Exploration & Investment Tour Uruguay that I’m putting together for October, make sure you go to www.expatmoney.com. In the right-hand corner, go to Work With Me. There, you’ll find a letter. Read it, and if it sounds like something you want to do, then fill out the application, and maybe you will get a chance to join me in Uruguay.

About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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