Panama – Stamped visa for nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela now valid for up to five years

Posted on October 19, 2018

Effective October 12, 2018, the multiple-entry stamped visa issued to nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela is valid for up to five years. The stamped visa is still granted for up to three years for nationals of… Read more »

Panama – Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

Posted on April 18, 2018

  Effective April 4, 2018, valid Schengen visas and EU residence permits are again accepted for entry into Panama. Moreover, effective June 1, 2018 Indian nationals will be able to enter Panama with a stamped visa, rather than an authorized… Read more »

Panama – Entry Restricted for Schengen Visa Holders

Posted on August 28, 2017

Panama – Entry Restricted for Schengen Visa Holders Effective January 13, 2017, Schengen Area visas are no longer accepted for entry into Panama. The policy change came after a similar step was taken by Costa Rica, where visitor visas for… Read more »

Panama – Shorter Validity Dates for Identification Card, Tourist and Business Visitors

Posted on January 13, 2017

The issued executive decree No 590, published on December 28, 2016 introduced changes to the validity period of temporary identification cards, as well as visitor and business visitor’s duration of stay. The temporary identification card will now be available for… Read more »

Panama – New Regulations for International Executive Visa

Posted on July 1, 2016

Panama introduced stricter regulations for employers applying for foreign nationals as International Executive visas to work in the companies Panama branch on June 20 signed by the General Director of Migration. The new regulations include: Raising the minimum salary to… Read more »

Panama – Visa Cancellation Requirements Enforced

Posted on June 24, 2016

The Immigration authorities in Panama are enforcing the return of employees original ID cards once the visa is cancelled.  Even if the company requests visa cancellation, the original ID is still required.  In the past, a copy of the ID… Read more »

PANAMA – Engineers No Longer Eligible to Obtain Highly Skilled Residence Permits

Posted on May 15, 2015

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… Read more »