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IOM in Uruguay

In 1956, the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) opened its offices in Uruguay to develop programs of migrants´ movement from Europe. The constitution of IOM (that time ICEM) was approved by the National Assembly on 20 April 1965 and later that year included the Eastern Republic of Uruguay as a Member State.

Thanks to the enactment of the Cooperation Agreement between the Eastern Republic of Uruguay and IOM, the legal framework allowing the development of the programs, projects, and the permanent action of the Organization in Uruguay was set on 8 September 1993.

In the fulfillment of its main mandate, the IOM Mission in Uruguay currently accompanies the national efforts regarding migration in order to help meet the challenges posed by migration in the country.

Thematic Areas

  • Capacity building
  • Counter-Trafficking
  • Resettlement of Refugees
  • Human Rights and Gender
  • Voluntary Return and Reintegration
  • Travel Assistance through the Visa Application (VAC) Center to Canada
  • Assistance to Scholarship Holders
  • Migrant Integration
  • Cooperation and Relations with Civil Society
  • Research and Studies

More information (in Spanish) is available on the IOM Uruguay website.


Last updated:
Main text: May 2016
Facts and figures: February 2016

Population (2015):3.4 million
Area:176,215 km sq
Languages :Spanish
Currency:Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 20,889
HDI Rank (2014):52 of 187
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 124 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):-0.9 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):2.1%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):54.8%
Population under 15 (2015):21.4%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):0.70%

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Edificio Tupi  Juncal 1305, Of 501
Montevideo, Uruguay


Tel: +5982.916 80 43
  +5982.916 80 58
Fax: +5982.916 80 88
Email: iommontevideo@iom.int
Website: uruguay.iom.int