RESIDENT VISAS

RESIDENT VISA OPTIONS

The Immigration Department of Panama offer three different options for people to acquire resident status in Panama. Please review which category is best for you!

Important notes:

  • We do not process permanent resident visas at the Embassy of Panama or any of its consulates, we only authenticate the necessary paperwork prior to arrival in Panama.
  • All applicants must have a Panamanian Lawyer in order to apply.
  • Work permits are not processed or given at the Embassy of Panama or its consulates. People wishing to apply for a work permit must contact a Panamanian Lawyer.
  • All police records must be issued by the RCMP. Provincial police records or background checks are not valid for permament resident applications.

Economic Solvency Visa:

Overview:

This visa is designed for those who wish to live in Panama, not being employed or starting a business, but living on their own means.

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Macro Business Investor Visa:

Overview:

This visa is designed for foreigners who invest directly in a Panamanian company, that is constituted with a minimum share capital of One Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars US$160,000.

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Resident Visa As A Pensioned Tourist:

Overview::

This program allows foreigners to obtain legal permanent residency in Panama under the condition that they are retired or pensioned.

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