after all of this talk, i still dont understand what will happen to a person with an expired visa (say 4 months) if they go to uruguay to renew it. I have a dog here and cannot risk being told that i cant come back in. I might not bother if it werent for the fact that i cant afford to be caught up at the airport with my dog waiting to board for a 18 hour flight. Id have gone when it was due had i any money at the time. If anyone can help with a DEFINITE answer i would apreciate it. Its not something I can be unsure of or ill have to jump off the ferry and swim back here haha. thanks.