There are various ways to obtain your permanent residency in Panama. The most popular way to get it is through Panama Friendly Nations Visa Program.
This special immigration program where citizens of selected countries who have professional or economic ties with Panama are eligible to apply for permanent residency, and have the right to obtain Panamanian ID (Cédula) and request a work permit indefinitely as long as they meet the requirements. The goal of this visa program is to make it easier for foreigners to live and work in Panama. “Professional or economic ties with Panama” may sound difficult to
This program is one of the faster options to obtain residency in Panama.
There are now 50 countries listed as friendly in the ever expanding list of countries Panama considers as qualifying for this visa. Here they are, in alphabetical order.
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Marino, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States of America, Uruguay, United Kingdom (Great Britain & Northern Ireland).
In Panama, the legal migratory status is obtained by a process with the Ministry of Government and Justice and its National Directorate of Immigration and Naturalization. The obtainment of the legal migratory status has to be done by a lawyer.
For those who have decided to live in Panama, there are a great range of visas that any foreigner can apply, such as:
Pensioned Tourist Visa
Self Economic Solvency Visa
Small Business Investor Visa
Temporary Visa in agreement with the City of Knowledge
Temporary Visa for students
Visa by virtue of a Resolution of the Ministry of Labor, and Work Permit
Navarro Guardia SC vastly experienced in Immigration Law and recognizes the importance of this area of practice to the success of international clients setting operations in Panama.In addition to the above mentioned visas, NAvarro Guardia SC, offers other immigration services such as:
Multiple Return Visa
Other related immigration services