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
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
Temporary Resident Visas
Visitors who visit Panama with the intention
of fulfilling their following needs are issued Temporary Resident
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
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 grant Panamanian nationality
to foreigners in two specific situations:
Provided you have a Panamanian as a spouse
You make a minimum capital investment of US$ 40000 in Panama.
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.