We know how confusing and downright frustrating the Panama visa process can be. That’s why we’re here to untangle the web of paperwork and immigration procedures. Whether you’re eyeing the Friendly Nations Visa, planning your retirement with the Pensionado Visa, or aiming for the elite Golden Visa, we’ve got your back.
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But let’s get real for a second. Moving to Panama isn’t always a walk in the park. The immigration system here can be a bit of a maze, especially if you’re an expat who’s not fluent in Spanish. The truth is, Panama’s migration services aren’t always equipped with the English-speaking staff you might expect. So, we’ve created this handy guide to simplify the Panama Visa process for you.
Permanent Resident Visas
If you are looking to establish permanent residency in Panama, we offer a range of resident visa options. These visas, regulated by immigration law, allow you to reside and work in Panama on a long-term basis. Here are the resident visa categories:
- Pensionado visa
- Investor of the Panama Pacific Special Economic Area
- Panama Pacific Area Workers Permit
- Married to a Panamanian
- Dependent of Permanent Resident
- Foreigners with Panamanian Children
By Special Laws
- Permanent Resident Permit as Authorities, Ministers, Rabbis, Pastors or Religious Leaders of Other Denominations
If you are not planning to establish permanent residency in Panama but require a visa for specific purposes, we offer non-resident visa options. These visas, issued under Panama’s immigration law, allow you to stay in Panama for a temporary period. Here are the non-resident visa categories:
- Visa Tourist
- Extension of Change of Immigration Category
- Visa for Domestic Workers
- Short-Term Visa For Visiting Family
- Short Stay Visa as Merchants and Investors by Special Laws
- Short Stay Visa as a Remote Worker (Nomad Visa)
Temporary Resident Visas
If you are planning to stay in Panama for a temporary period with the intention of eventually becoming a permanent resident, we offer temporary resident visa options, within the scope of the local immigration law. These visas allow you to reside and work in Panama for a specific period. Here are the temporary resident visa categories:
- Foreign Personnel Hired as Executive in Companies of the Colon Free Zone
- Personnel Hired by Companies Under the Marrakech Agreement
- Forest Investor
- Researcher at the City of Knowledge Foundation
- Student of the City of Knowledge Foundation
Reasons for Education
- Temporary for Educational Reasons
- Temporary Resident Permit for Family Reunification
- Permit for Personnel Hired as Executive of International Companies Whose Functions Have Effects Abroad
With our comprehensive services covering a wide range of visa categories, we are here to provide you with the expertise and support you need in navigating the labor immigration law landscape. Contact us today to embark on your visa journey and ensure a smooth and successful application process.
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