“When I decided to move to Uruguay and seek legal permanent residence, I asked around and learned that some American ex-pats had used the services of specialized local companies with a large staff while others had used the services of EXPAT UY, which seemed to me at first blush to be a “boutique” company. In analyzing their experiences I came to the conclusion that the services of the former seemed to be more or less like an assembly line operations with a “fixed menu” of choices, whereas with EXPAT UY I would get personal attention, flexibility and lots of options, and also more bang for the buck, a combination you can’t beat. Ana Inés may be highly qualified because of her academic credentials and experience but what impressed me the most cannot be learned: she is a born and passionate problem solver and a talent in “lateral thinking”. She takes every challenge that comes up (not only in the residence process but also the everyday niggling problems that arise in an expat’s acculturation process), breaks them down patiently into their components and comes up with amazingly easy solutions. I don’t know how many times I exclaimed: “You are a genius!” I owe EXPAT UY not only for the much needed guidance and support in the fulfillment of legal formalities but also for making me feel I had arrived “home”. I could not recommend her and EXPAT UY overall services highly enough.”


Virginia Kurowski:

“You are amazing and we have been so fortunate to have your support through all of ours ups and downs. Quite a learning experience and we could NOT have done it without you!”


David Braun:

“I want to take a moment to let you know how much I appreciate you.  It’s been a year since we left the US and we’re finally feeling a little bit settled now.  It’s been an exciting and chaotic adventure for all three of us.

Moving to Uruguay without having first seen the country was challenging and vulnerable for us.  We were in a foreign culture, with a different set expectation than what we were used to, and my mother and I were unable to speak the language.  We desperately needed someone we could trust and count on to guide us through the various challenges we faced.  To this day I’m shocked that you were the first person we met in Uruguay.  You have been 100% reliable and trustworthy and did an exemplary job of communicating with us and explaining what was expected.  You fulfilled every promise you made, on time.  In a continent where keeping one’s promises is not the norm, you stand out like a beacon of professionalism, more professional than anyone I’ve worked with in the US.  You exceeded all of my expectations.

We could have done what we did without you but it would have been a nightmare.  I have an enormous amount of heartfelt gratitude for your support and for your kindness.  Thank you, Ana Inés.”


Cory and Maryanne Sea:

“My husband and I have made four international moves. We know first-hand, how overwhelming they can be. We also know how critical it is to have someone ‘on the ground’ in the new home country to assist with everything from visa regulations to internet connections. When my husband and I were seriously considering Uruguay as our next home, we contacted Ana Perez.We could not have asked for more outstanding service. Ana is highly educated (with an MBA) is a native Uruguayan and speaks English very well. In addition, she works tirelessly to help her clients understand the residency process and finds their way through it easily. She responded efficiently and effectively to every question we asked – and we asked a lot of questions! We don’t think you could find more professional assistance than that offered by Ana Pérez. She is truly excellent.”


Other clients? Comments taken from their e-mails:

“We are making progress thanks to your help yesterday”. Your assistance has been very important and we are grateful!”-  J. White

“You more than handled everything, Ana, and we are most appreciative” We cannot thank you enough for all that you did. You are a god-send to anyone wanting to relocate and I hope many, many people find their way to you.”- M. Sea

“You are the BEST. Thanks.” – A. Siddique

“You are wonderful!!” I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you agreed to help me.” – V. Mudgett

“We are very grateful for the kind of service you offer… it is really excellent”- M. Sea

“Thank you so much for your help today. I really appreciate your efforts. Your knowledge of the procedures and your assistance was invaluable.”- B. Schoettler

“Your work ethics are very seldom. Stay as you are…”- E. Diekemper