may desire to visit Panama for variable reasons. For this you
may need to possess an applicable passport and a Panama visa.
There may be several reasons for you to live in Panama and according
to those, Panama visa can be broadly grouped under five headings:
Temporary Residence Visa
Temporary Resident Visas
Visitors entering the national territory with the purpose
of fulfilling their following requirements are issued Temporary
For visiting relatives: If you are a foreign national visiting,
rather residing in Panama for some time 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 have a Temporary Resident Visa.
For medical treatment: You will receive a Temporary Resident
Visa if you (as a foreign national) plan to be treated in
a clinic or hospital during your visit in Panama. This visa
is issued for a primary period of three months, which will
further be extended as per your necessity. 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 allows you to visit Panama
with the intention of studying in Panama. The permit is issued
for one year, but is significantly extendible.
Special temporary resident visas are issued to foreign technicians
and executives functioning with International firms in service
in Panama. This Panama Visa usually gives a foreign national
the right of temporary residence for one year. Panama Visa
issued to the technician can be renewed for following periods
of one year each time to a maximum of 5 years. Panama Visa
issued to Executives can also be renewed. There is however,
no limit to visa extension in the law.
Special Temporary Resident Visas are also granted to farmers
(foreigners) for farming within Panama’s borders, but
it has to be approved by the Ministry of Agricultural Development.
The visa is issued for one year; the validity, however, is
extendible for periods of two years, up to a maximum of five
years while you live in Panama.
Investors’ Visa (or Business Visas)
Then there is the Panama Visa for outsiders who are interested
in investing in Panama. Forestry Investor Visa (a long-term
investment on reforestation) and the Small Business Investor
Visa are two important Investors’ Visas. Adherence to
essential Panama Laws is basic to qualifying for the Panama
Visa for Tourist or Traveler who come to visit Panama
Every visitor entering the Panamanian territory 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 grant them the permission to live in Panama for 30
days. A Tourist Visa can be renewed for an bonus two months.
Immigrant Visas grant Panamanian nationality to foreigners
in two definite situations:
Provided you have a Panamanian as your other half or
You make a minimum wealth investment of US$ 40000 when you
The City announces some advantageous Retirement Visas for
retired foreign nationals who live in Panama. 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 preset pension, instead have to depend
on their personal assets.
Do you want necessary exemption from tax and duty? Then it
is time you should opt for Panama Visa for foreigners (especially
some Temporary Resident Visas, Investors’ Visas, Retirement
Visas as well as Immigrant Visas).
See the link below for your special discount pricing for obtaining
Panama retirement visas, or for any other legal services.
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