Services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits

The U.S. Embassy in Montevideo is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Uruguay to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits.

Where: U.S. Consular Section, U.S. Embassy, Lauro Muller 1776, Montevideo.

When: March 14 – 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments: You may schedule an appointment by sending an email to Please include in the Subject line “APPOINTMENT SSA – MONTEVIDEO”. In the body of your email, please include your full name, date and place of birth, phone contact information, and the issue you want to discuss.

What to bring for social security services: Please bring the originals and legible copies of all documents to be submitted

Applying for Social Security Benefits: Bring originals and one copy of the following for all applicants: birth certificate and passport. If applying for auxiliary benefits or survivor’s benefits, please also bring marriage certificate, divorce certificate and/or death certificate.

Social Security Number Card Application: Bring a copy of your valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Birth Abroad or original birth certificate, and completed form SS-5FS.
Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire (FEQ): Colloquially known as “proof of life” forms, these were mailed to individuals that have a mailing address in Uruguay, are registered with Social Security, and receive benefits under Social Security numbers ending in 00 through 49.

We are unable to accept FEQ forms if the last two digits of your Social Security number are 50 through 99 as you will receive these in the mail around June/July 2023.

To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Office visit

We look forward to seeing you there!