Effective immediately, engineers are no longer eligible to obtain the Highly Skilled Residence Permit. Instead, engineers are expected to apply for an employer-sponsored residence and work permit. This change is a result of all civil, industrial, electrical, software, and any other type of engineering being reserved for Panamanian nationals. Other reserved professions include public accountants, architects, doctors, attorneys, dentists, and journalists.

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