Friendly Nations Residency Visa

Your gateway to a vibrant lifestyle and investment opportunities in Panama.

Benefits of the Friendly Nations Visa

Streamlined Process

Acquire residency quickly with an efficient application process.

Citizenship Path

Open the door to Panamanian citizenship after five years.

Inclusive for Dependents

Family inclusion, regardless of nationality, under one visa.

Work Permit

Allows you to obtain a work permit to work in Panama.


Requirements to obtain Provisional Residency:

To prove economic capacity, you must provide one of the following:

  • Employment contract in Panama.  The contract would be between the applicant and a Panamanian company.
  • Owning Real Estate in Panama.  The applicant must own a Panamanian property with a registered value of at least $200,000 US.  
  • Certificate of Deposit.  Applicant must own a Certificate of Deposit for at least $200,000 in a national bank in Panama.  It must include title, value, term and be free of encumbrances with a minimum validity of 3 years.

All other Documents that are needed:

  • Passport
  • Second piece of Identification.  Like a drivers license or citizenship card
  • Criminal Background Check. Clean national criminal background check from your country of citizenship, or country of residence for the last two years. 
  • Health Certificate.  Issued by a Panama local doctor within the last 90 days prior to submitting the application.
  • Repatriation Fee: $800 US  certified check issued to the National Immigration Service for the repatriation fee.
  • Application Fee:  $250 US certified check issued to the National Treasury for the application fee.
  • Sworn Declaration
  • Passport Photos.  4 Passport size photos.

Timeframe and Processing

Once we obtain all documents from applicant, we File the application with the immigration office for a temporary residency permit. 

The initial application takes about 6 months to issue a provisional residency permit.
Once the provisional residency permit is issued, it is valid for 2 years.

After two years, we apply for the permanent residency. This takes up to 6 months as well.
Once the application is approved, the provisional residency permit is replaced by a permanent residency permit.

Relax and have fun while we do all the work to make sure that you get your residence visa quickly, inexpensively and without delays and additional costs.

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