Cedeño & Méndez - Abogados

Panama Visas

A. Immigration Category nonresident
  1. Tourist Visa
  2. Extension of tourist
  3. Change migration category
  4. Visa workers shows
  5. Visa bystanders or temporary workers
  6. Visa domestic workers
  7. Short Stay Visa
B. Category of temporary residents
  1. Permits for work
    • Foreign personnel hired by the Government
    • Foreign Personnel hired by a company under contract with the Government
    • Foreign Personnel hired as an executive in the company Colon Free Zone
    • Foreign personnel hired by private companies within 10% of regular staff
    • Foreign personnel hired as a technical expert within 15% of specialists.
    • Foreign personnel paid from abroad, who do not have diplomatic status.
    • Foreign Personnel hired by a company under the Marrakech agreement.
  2. Temporary permits for investment reasons:
    • Investor Agrarian.
    • Forest Investor
  3. Temporary permits for special policies:
    • Foreign personnel hired by the Film Company or audiovisual industry.
    • City of Knowledge Foundation.
    • As a researcher at the City of Knowledge Foundation.
    • As a teacher at the City of Knowledge Foundation.
    • As an entrepreneur or executive of the City of Knowledge Foundation.
    • Technical as the City of Knowledge Foundation.
    • As a student of the City of Knowledge Foundation.
    • Foreign personnel hired by the Panama Canal Authority.
    • Staff employed by the Panama-Pacific area, which does not exceed 15% of regular workers.
    • Staff employed by the Panama-Pacific area, which exceed 15% of regular workers.
    • Foreign confidence hired as staff within the Panama-Pacific area.Foreign personnel hired within the Panama-Pacific area, not exceeding 10% of regular workers.
    • Staff hired in positions of trust, managers, and experts / or technicians in enterprises within export processing zones.
    • Staff hired in positions of trust, managers, experts and / or technicians call center companies to export commercial use “CALL CENTER”.
    • Staff hired as chief of international companies, whose functions have effects abroad.
    • Staff employed by headquarters of multinational companies.
  4. Temporary permits for reasons of education
  5. Temporary permits for religious reasons
  6. Temporary permits for humanitarian reasons
  7. Temporary resident permits for family reunification
C. Category permanent residents
  1. For economic reasons
    • Forest Investor
    • Investor macro-business
    • Own Economic Solution
    • Economic solvency by opening fixed deposit
    • Economic solvency by investing in real estate
    • For mixed investment (fixed deposit and real estate)
  2. Special Policies
    • Retired Annuitant
    • Retirees and Pensioners
    • Permanent staff employed by the ACP
    • Investor in the Special Economic Area Panama-Pacific
    • Permanent staff hired by the developer, by the operator or by the agency of the Panama-Pacific Area within 10% of regular workers
    • Investors in export processing zones
    • Investors call center for commercial use “CALL CENTER” for export
    • Investor for the film and audiovisual industry
  3. For demographic reasons family reunification
    • Married to Panamanian
    • Dependent permanent resident
    • Foreigners under state protection