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Panama Immigration

Kraemer & Kraemer answers your questions

The immigration lawyers at Kraemer & Kraemer have vast experience identifying immigration solutions for Panama residency visas, work permits, retirement visas, tourist visas, investor visas, the naturalization process, and more.

Do you have doubts about the Panama immigration process?

Contact Us today, and one of our Panama immigration attorneys will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your questions and to guide you through the requirements and process that fits your circumstances such as financial conditions, family group, or investor profile. We proudly serve our clients with more than 10 years of legal experience.

Immigration in Panama overview

  • Most immigration processes require a Panamanian lawyer.
  • Main applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Children under 18 will apply for a visa as dependents of their parents.
  • All foreign documents submitted for a Panama immigration process needs to be in Spanish and authenticated with the apostille or a Panamanian consulate.
  • All documents must be recent, and passports must be valid for at least one year.
  • All visa applications require a certificate of good health obtained in Panama.

Visiting Panama as a tourist

Panama may or may not require a tourist visa depending on your citizenship. Find your country of origin from the dropdown below, and verify whether you need a Tourist Visa to visit Panama.

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Citizens of this country DO NOT require a visa to visit Panama. They must have a passport valid for at least 6 months.

Citizens of this country must have a STAMPED VISA in their passport to visit Panama. Contact your closest Panamanian consulate to to understand the process to obtain this visitor visa.

Citizens of this country must obtain an Authorized Tourist Visa from local Panamanian Authorities. This may require the assistance of a lawyer. Contact Kraemer & Kraemer today or visit our dedicated page about the Authorized Tourist Visa to learn more.

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Programs to obtain residency in Panama

Panama provides different options to obtain permanent residence, whether you apply as a single person, as a family group, or as a dependent of an existing Panamanian resident. Consult each option below to learn more

Work permit eligibility

Panamanian law allows permanent residents to obtain a Work Permit in certain programs. Follow this link to understand the process better and get more details.

Citizenship: Naturalization as a panamanian

Some immigration programs provide a citizenship path to permanent residents. Besides, Panamanian law allows Americans who were born in the Panama Canal (also known as Zonians) to opt-in for Panamanian Citizenship. Access more details below

Foreign documents

Immigration processes in Panama may require documents from your country of origin, residency or citizenship. To be valid in Panama, these documents need to be apostilled or authenticated.

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