Panama Visa and Travel Tips

Visa / Second place of residence in Panama

Panama ranks No.1 of the best “Retirement Haven 2019” and as one of the best real estate locations in the world. If you are looking to emigrate to Panama or to have a second residence in Panama, we are happy to assist you with our team of lawyers. Panama makes it relatively easy for interested people to officially obtain a residence permit in Panama. Here you can find the most important types of visas in Panama.

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For Tourists

  • Eu passport holders can stay for up to 6 months without a visa.

“Friendly nations”

  • For 47 selected countries
  • Unlimited residence permit in Panama
  • This visa has no maturity and has only the condition that you are in Panama at least once every two years
  • Clearly defined process for obtaining your visa for Panama after 4-6 months
  • Requirements are e.g: Opening a bank account in Panama (minimum deposit USD 5,000) & incorporation in Panama
  • We support you with the opening of your bank account in Panama and the incorporation of your company with our team of lawyers
  • Required documents are: passport, identity card, police certificate of good conduct (with apostille), proof of income
  • Costs for the residence permit in Panama with the “Friendly Nations” visa (as of 08.2019):
    • Visa: 3,540 USD one-time fee
    • Company foundation: 1,500 USD one-time / 514 USD p.a.
    • Bank lobby service: 535 USD one-time
  • For this purpose you should plan two trips to Panama. On your first trip you will apply for a visa in Panama City and have to go to the migration office twice. The first visit should take place at the beginning of the trip and then again about 10-14 days later. The second trip to Panama is to pick up the residence permit in Panama. This is possible after 4-6 months

Visa for pensioners

  • For all retirees who receive a monthly pension of at least 1000 US dollars from their home country
  • Unlimited residence permit in Panama
  • Large discounts for restaurants, hotels, cultural events, hospitals etc

...or for

  • Company founders who create jobs
  • Wood forestation investments (timber etc)
  • Investments (eg real estate) from 300,000 USD
  • An own “Panama family”

The “Friendly-Nations” visa is typically the easiest way to obtain a residence permit in Panama.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in a residence in Panama.


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