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Enjoy Your Stay Within Panama City - Panama Visa Requirements

You may several reasons visit Panama and to provide more solidity to your stay in this city you have to have a convincing passport and a Panama visa. In accordance to your purpose to live in Panama your Panama visa can be generally grouped under five heads:

• Investor’s Visa
• Temporary Residence Visa
• Tourist Visa
• Immigrant Visa
Retirement Visa

Investors’ Visa (or Business Visas)

This Panama Visa is meant for those who desire to live in Panama for investment purposes. Forestry Investor Visa (a long-term investment on reforestation) and the Small Business Investor Visa are two important Investors’ Visas. Loyalty to important Panama Laws is basic to qualifying for this Panama Visa.

Temporary Resident Visas

Visitors who visit Panama with the intention of fulfilling their following needs are issued Temporary Resident Visas:

For visiting relatives: If you are a foreign national visiting, rather residing in Panama for short periods because your spouse or blood relatives (in first degree or collateral blood related relatives in second degree) is/are Panama resident(s), you will need to hold a Temporary Resident Visa.

For medical treatment: A Temporary Resident Visa will be given to you if you (as a foreign national) plan to be treated in a clinic or hospital while living in Panama. This visa is issued for an minimum period of three months, which will further be extended as per your requirement. However, you will have to be accompanied by some family-member (who will also be issued a Panama Visa).

To Study: A temporary resident visa permits you to visit Panama with the intention of studying in within the City. The permit is issued for one year, but is essentially extendible.

Special temporary resident visas are issued to foreign technicians and executives working with International firms working in Panama. This Panama Visa generally gives a foreign national the right of provisional residence for one year. A Panama Visa issued to the technician can be renewed for consecutive periods of one year each time to a maximum of 5 years. A Panama Visa issued to Executives can also be renewed, however, the Law does not limit visa extensions.

Special Temporary Resident Visas are also approved to farmers (foreigners) for farming within Panama’s borders, but then previous 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 legality, however, is extendible for periods of two years, up to a utmost of five years.

Tourist or Traveler Visas

Every visitor who come to visit Panama 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 allows them the consent to remain in Panama for 30 days. A Tourist Visa can be renewed for an extra two months.

Immigrant Visas

Immigrant Visas grant Panamanian nationality to foreigners in two specific situations:

Provided you have a Panamanian as a spouse or
You make a minimum capital investment of US$ 40000 in Panama.

Retirement Visas

Panama has announced some useful Retirement Visas for those who have come to live in Panama from other parts of the world. 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 permanent pension, instead live on personal savings.

A Panama Visa for foreigners (especially some Temporary Resident Visas, Investors’ Visas, Retirement Visas as well as Immigrant Visas) has immense value because it helps you to acquire the eligibility for tax and duty exemptions while you live in Panama.

We can arrange your Panama retirement visa for as little as $900 - please contact us for more information about any of our services.

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