Panama Immigration office main telephone is 507-1800 click here to go to the detailed internal telephone directory.

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REQUIREMENTS FOR IMMIGRATION PERMITS

Non-resident
Permanent resident

I. for reasons economic:

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or Forestry investor

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or Macro investor

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or Financial solvency by opening fixed-term deposit

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or Solvency for investment in real properties

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or Financial solvency by mixed investment (real estate and fixed-term deposit)

II. special policies:
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or Retired annuitant

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or Pensioner retired

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or Permanent staff employed by the Panama Canal Authority

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or Investor’s Area economic Panama Pacific

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or Permission of workers of the Panama Pacifico Area, within the ten percent (10%) of the ordinary workers of a company, the developer or operator

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or Investor in processing zones for export

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or Call center investor for commercial use (Call Center) for export

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or Investor of the film and Audiovisual industry

III. Demographic reasons:
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or Family reunification as married with national

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or Dependent on permanent resident family reunification

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or Family reunification as a foreigner with Panamanian children

IV. by special laws:

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or Treaty of friendship, Commerce and navigation between the Republic of Panama and the Republic of Italy

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or Foreign nationals of specific countries that maintain friendly relations, prefessional, economics and investment with the Republic of Panama

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or As a foreign professional

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or In quality of diplomat and members of international agencies of countries that maintain diplomatic relations, friendly with the Republic of Panama, who have ceased to serve in their respective positions

Temporary resident

I. Business:

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or Foreigner hired by the national Government or autonomous entities or semi-autonomous

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or Foreigner hired by companies under contract with the Government

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or Foreigner hired as Executive in companies in the free zone of Colon

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or Foreigner hired by private companies within 10% of the ordinary staff

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or Foreigner hired as expert or technical within 15% of the qualified personnel

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or Overseas paid from abroad which do not have diplomatic status

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or Hired as a correspondent of press written, radio or television international and paid abroad

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or Foreigner hired by companies under the Marrakech agreement

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or As a professional in the sport

II. reasons of investment:

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or Investor Agragario

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or Forest Iversionista

III. special policies:
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or Foreigner hired by companies in the film and Audiovisual industry

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or Researcher of the Foundation city of knowledge

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or Teacher of the Foundation city of knowledge

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or Entrepreneur or Executive of the Foundation city of knowledge

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or Technical of the Foundation city of knowledge

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or Student of the Foundation city of knowledge

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or Foreigner hired by the authority of the Panama Canal

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or Personnel hired by the Panama Area – Pacific

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or Area worker Panama – Pacific in favor of foreigners employed by companies in the Panama Area – Pacific, the developer, operator, or agent, to work as staff specialized in technical aspects or of Administrative Affairs, a percentage that exceed fifteen percent (15%) of workers regular

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or Worker of the Area Panama – Pacific Pacific in favor of hired foreign workers of trust, by companies of the Panama Area – as dedicated exclusively to maintain offices to direct transactions that are perfecionen, consume or take abroad

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or Workers of the Area Panama – Pacific in favor of foreigners who work in the service of companies with less than ten workers

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or Worker hired in positions of trust, Executive, expert and/or technical in firms within export processing zones

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or Worker hired in positions of trust, ejecutios, experts or technicians in enterprises of commercial export “Call Center” call center

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or Worker hired as executives of international companies whose functions have effects abroad

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or Worker hired by multinational companies headquarters

IV. reasons of education:

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or Temporary for reasons of education

V. religious reasons:
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or As a religuioso to the Catalica and Orthodox church service

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or As a missionary layman at the service of the Catholic Church and Orthodox churches

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or As student to be religuioso of the Catholic Church and Orthodox churches

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or As authorities, Ministers, rabbis, pastors, leaders, or religuiosos of other denominations or associations religuiosas

VI. family reunion:
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or Family reunification for temporary resident permit