If you plan to visit Panama, you must make sure to hold a
legitimate passport and a Panama visa. Panama visa are specifically
of five different types.
Temporary Residence Visas
Retirement Visas / Pensionado
Tourist or Traveler Visas
Every visitor entering the Panamanian territory is required,
by rule, to carry a tourist visa or tourist card unless you
are a citizen of any of these countries – Austria, Costa
Rica, Denmark, Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, Great
Britain, Honduras, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden.
Available at the Panamanian consuls abroad, Panama Visa for
tourists grant them the permission to remain in Panama for
30 days. A Tourist Visa can be renewed for an additional two
Temporary Resident Visas
Visitors who desire to live in Panama with the intent of
satisfying their following needs are provided with Temporary
For medical treatment: If you are sick and you plan to visit
Panama for medical reasons you will be issued a Temporary
Resident to be treated in a clinic or hospital in Panama.
This visa is issued for an preliminary period of three months,
which will further be extended as per your requirement. However,
you will have to be accompanied by some family-members (who
will also be issued a Panama Visa).
For visiting relatives: If you are a foreign national and
have come to visit Panama for short periods because your partner
or blood relatives (in first degree or collateral blood related
relatives in second degree) is/are Panama resident(s), you
will require to hold a Temporary Resident Visa.
To Study: With a temporary resident visa you can decide to
live in Panama for further education. The permit is issued
for one year, but is essentially extendible.
Particular temporary resident visas are given to those foreign
technicians and executives working with International firms
operating in Panama. This Panama Visa usually gives a foreign
national the right to stay in the city for a single year.
Panama Visa issued to the technician can be renewed for successive
periods of one year each time to a maximum of 5 years. Panama
Visa issued to Executives can also be renewed, however, the
Law does permit an extension to Visas.
Special Temporary Resident Visas are also granted to farmers
(foreigners) for farming within Panama’s borders, but
then aforementioned approval from the Ministry of Agricultural
Development is a pre-condition for the issuance of this visa.
The visa is issued for one year; the validity, however, is
extendible for periods of two years, up to a maximum of five
Panama has announced some beneficial Retirement Visas for
retired foreign nationals living in Panama. These include
the Pensioners’ Visa and the Private Income Retiree
Visa. The former is a Panama Visa for retired people who receive
a pension from a Government entity or private corporation.
The latter, on the other hand, is issued to retired people
who do not receive any fixed pension, instead live on private
Immigrant Visas grant Panamanian nationality to foreigners
who visit Panama in two specific situations:
Provided you have a Panamanian as a spouse or
You make a minimum capital investment of US$ 40000 in Panama.
Investors’ Visa (or Business Visas)
Then there are Panama Visa for outsiders interested in investing
in Panama. Forestry Investor Visa (a long-term investment
on reforestation) and the Small Business Investor Visa are
two vital Investors’ Visas. Obedience to the Panama
Laws is basic to qualifying for this Panama Visa.
Panama Visa for foreigners (especially some Temporary Resident
Visas, Investors’ Visas, Retirement Visas as well as
Immigrant Visas) has great significance because they enhance
your eligibility for tax and duty exclusions.
We can arrange to
obtain your Panama visas for as little as $900 - eg a pensionado
or retirement visa for Panama. Contact us for more information.