VISAS

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Welcome to the visa section of the Embassy of Panama in Canada. Here you will find information on visa requirements for your visit to Panama.

Anyone traveling to Panama MUST have a passport valid for at least 3 months from the arrival date.

If you are staying in Panama for more than 3 months, then your passport MUST be valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date.

If you have been granted any of the following, you DO NOT need a visa to enter Panama:If you have been granted any of the following, you DO NOT need a visa to enter Panama:

  • Canadian Permanent Resident Card
  • Valid multiple entry Tourist Visa, Study or Work Permit from any of the following countries:
    • Canada
    • United States of America
    • Australia
    • United Kingdom
    • Any country member of the European Union
Also NO VISA REQUIRED If you are from one of the following countries
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Transit in Panama:

Any individual who enters the country by air and is going to continue travel on to another country within nine (9) hours is considered a passenger in a direct-transit status.

Any such person will not be required to have visa or an in-transit traveler card, but will have to remain in the airport until he or she boards the ongoing flight.

Stamped Visa:

Requirements:

  1. Stamped Visa form
  2. Original passport
    • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  3. One recent photograph
    • Passport size
    • White background
  4. Flight itinerary
  5. Money order or Bank Draft for US $85.00 payable to the "Embassy of Panama - Consular Section"
STAMPED VISA REQUIRED If you are from one of the following countries
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Authorized Visa:

The Processing times is approximately forty (40) days.

  1. Stamped Visa form
  2. Original passport
    • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  3. Two recent photograph
    • Passport size
    • White background
  4. Flight itinerary
  5. Bank or Financial Statement of the last 3 months
  6. Invitation letter of the Sponsor or whom will represent you during your visit in Panama
  7. Money order or Bank Draft for US $50.00 payable to the "Embassy of Panama - Consular Section"

The Applicant must cover mailing costs for shipment to Panama

AUTHORIZED VISA REQUIRED If you are from one of the following countries
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Diplomatic Visa:

No Visa required with Diplomatic, Consular, Official or Special passport from these countries:

  • China
  • Cuba
  • Haiti
  • Philippines
  • Republica Dominicana
  • Russia

Yellow Fever - Fiebre Amarilla:

Important:

Ministry of Health requires proof of Yellow Fever vaccination to every traveler who wants to enter Panama from countries with risk and outbreak of yellow fever transmission as listed by the World Health Organization.

El Ministerio de Salud exige prueba de vacunación de Fiebre Amarilla a todo viajero que desea ingresar a Panamá proveniente de los países con riesgos y brote de transmisión de Fiebre Amarilla según el listado de la Organización Mundial de la Salud.


List of Countries / Listado de Paises
If you are from one of the following countries
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