WHO NEEDS TO APPLY FOR PANAMA VISA?
Panama visa is required for individuals of certain countries. For example if you are from USA or any european country, there is no need to apply for a Panama visa to enter Panama. Normally visa free individuals can stay in Panama for a period of 90 days. However if you are from countries such as AFRICA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, HAITI, INDONESIA, EGYPT, AFGANESTAN or OTHER MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES, a Panama visa is required. Individuals that need to apply for Panama visa may stay for 14 days or longer depend on the discretion & approval of Panama immigration office.
If you are a citizen of the following 50 countries no need to apply for a visa to enter Panama:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States.
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What is the visa Process?
All individuals from certain countries, need to apply and be granted a visa in order to enter Panama. Individuals who wish to enter Panama , need to retain a licensed Panama attorney in order to apply for a Panama visa. Upon approval of the visa, the individual must visit a Panama embassy or consulate in order his/her passport stamped before entering Panama. The Panama visa process usually takes between 1-3 months and individual must buy a round trip ticket.
- Power of attorney
- Three epassport-size photos.
- Applicant Apostiled Copies of passport.
- Applicant apostiled ID card
- Applicant apostiled police report
- Copy of round trip airline ticket
- Copy of hotel reservation
- Panama sponsor invitation letter
- Panama sponsor responsibility letter
- Sponsor Proof of financial means in form of bank certified checks ( $1,000.)
- Completed application form by applicant
- Immigration fee of $50.
What is Stamped Visa?
With Panama “stamped visa”, a traveler may enter Panama territory. Panamanian embassy, consulate or Panamana immigration office in Panama City, have authority to issue tourist visa to individuals and families from certain countries such as: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Peru, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
What is Authorized Visa?
An “authorized visa,” is required if you are citizen of the following counties: Bangladesh, Cuba, Haiti, India, Pakistan, China, and Africa, etc. The visa requirements may vary and we advise you to check with us before planning a trip to Panama. It’s recommended to apply for a visa at least 3 months before the start of your journey.
As we experience at present time, all countries that are not in the list of ” FRIENDLY NATIONS“, need to apply for an AUTHORIZED VISA. Upon approval of the visa, the individual is allowed to enter Panama. Applying for a Panama Visa must be made via a Panamanian licensed attorney.
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What Is Panama digital NOMAD visa?
After Pandemic period in May of 2021, Panama initiated Remote Worker Visa program (Visa de Corta Estancia ) with proven income from outside Panama. If you earn at least US$36,000. a year, you can apply to stay for up to nine months with a one-time extension for an additional nine (up to 18 months in total).
Other requirements include medical insurance covering your full stay in Panama and an affidavit of non-acceptance of any employment in the Panamanian territory. An immigration fee of $250. to be paid to National Immigration Service for issuing NOMAD visa. In order to apply for NOMAD visa, you need to be present in Panama.
Can I Extend My Tourist Visa?
The answer is “YES“. Once you have entered Panama, you may extend your tourist visa by applying through a Panamanian licensed attorney. All immigration application must be made via a Panamanian attorney before the immigration office.