Consulado General del Uruguay

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Consular Protection

It tis important that our fellow countrymen and countrywomen bear in mind that their consular representatives can take care of a number of things when defending or protecting their interests or safety, but there are others that the current legislation does not allow. Therefore, it is recommended to read this brief list of actions that the Consulate General can and cannot do for its countrypeople:

A. What the Consulate General CAN do:

  • Issue Passports and travel documents
  • Issue travel permits to children under the age of 18, with the express consent of their parents or those holders of parental rights.
  • Protect the interests of children under the age of 18 and of those legally disabled, in particular with regards to the legal guardianship or legal rights.
  • Authorize all acts for which the Notary Publics are allowed to do, in particular legalizations.
  • Allow the use of the postal address of the Consulate General to receive private mail, if needed.
  • Provide orientation in legal or medical areas, etc
  • Provide assistance to those who have had an accident and contact their immediate families or close acquaintances to inform on the accidents or deaths, and provide information.
  • Protect the interests of fellow countrymen and countrywomen in the area of inheritance in cause of death.
  • Request information on fellow countrymen and countrywomen detained or in prison, and under certain circumstances, forward information to their relatives.  
  • Provide assistance in forwarding information to immediate families or close acquaintances on the needs or situation of fellow countrymen and countrywomen residing within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General.
  • Provide help in requesting information on the location of people to local authorities.


B . What the Consulate General CANNOT do

  • Provide travel tickets or means to return to Uruguay or continue the trip to another place, except under very strict and special circumstances related to repatriation.
  • Act in any way carrying out tasks as travel agents, airlines, banks, etc.
  • Negotiate housing, working permits or work contracts, etc
  • Act as guarantor of a fellow countryman or countrywoman
  • Provide legal counsel or promote judicial processes on behalf a fellow countryman or countrywoman
  • Provide money or take care of the expenses of any kind, including but not limited to hotels, legal or medical bills, or others
  • Provide a different treatment to the one given to fellow countrymen and countrywomen in hospitals or prisons or detention centers.
  • Be part of judicial processes, including and not limited to exonerating a fellow countryman or countrywoman.
 
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Contact

429 Santa Monica Blvd. suite 400
Santa Monica,  CA 90401
U.S.A.

Tel.: (310) 394 5777

conurula@conurula.org

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