Panama tourist visa

Panama Tourist Visa – Requirements – Procedure

The Panama Tourist Visa can be requested by abroad through a Panamanian Lawyer or Panama Law Firm.

As a law firm with more than fifteen years of experience in immigration law we remain updated with the latest decrees that have come out. We have processed thousands of tourist visas from people around the world.

The Government of Panama issues a tourist visa so that the foreigner can stay in the country for a period not exceeding three months.

The tourist visa is issued for that occasional visitor who for recreation, tourism, family visit, etc., wishes to enter the country. It is a visit for a short time.

This article is dedicated to all foreigners in those countries wishing to enter Panama for tourism. Our work as a lawyers is to support you in the whole process of obtaining this visa.

Panama Tourist Visa Processing Time

The time taken by the approval of this visa since the requirements are presented:  1 to 2 months.

Extension of tourist visa.

Once the foreigner is in Panama, if you decide to stay longer you can do so by an extension.

Panama Tourist Visa Requirements

Among the requirements are the following:

  • The power of attorney (we send it to your email and you should print it on legal paper 8 ½ x 13, then you must apostille it with the Hague Apostille and then send it along with the other requirements to our office.
  • Form (we send you the form that you must complete and send it back along with the other requirements).
  • Original passport and full copy of the passport (the passport must have at least 3 months of validity).
  • Copy of the personal identity document of the country of residence.
  • Air Reservation ticket with travel itinerary or electronic ticket (it must be a reservation that with 3 or 4 months of advantage.
  • Present 4 Pictures card size.
  • Payment of 50 USD in favor of the Government of Panama.
  • Economic solvency proof (it can not be less than 500 USD). It can be with one of the followings: Bank account statement, credit card statement, retired or pension letter with the payment proof, work certificate with the last month salary.

The lawyer will analyze the case and recommend some other requirements if necessary

Panama Tourist Visa Procedure

The interested party must meet the aforementioned requirements.

Among the requirements we send you the power of attorney, which should be printed in legal paper 8 ½ x 13, signed and apostilled with the Hague Apostille and sent back to our office via Courier.

We will also send you a form which must be completed.

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Tourism is a very important part of Panama’s economy, occupied 5% of GDP.

The Government has promoted migratory plans through this type of visas to be approved and thus ensure the entry of tourists to the country.

Countries like India are part of this project and more tourists from this country are entering annually to Panama.

Panama occupies a privileged position in America being in the middle of North America and South America.

Our country has many beautiful places to visit and the emblematic Panama Canal make this country a wonderful place to meet and enjoy.


Special tourist visits

There are different types of reasons to enter the country:

  • Family visits, if you have received the invitation from a relative, the kinship must be confirmed by the corresponding tests.
  • If the invitation is from a government institution, it must be demonstrated with the copy of the conference document or invitation to which you have to go.
  • Private company invitation, it must be demonstrated with the copy of the documents of the Panamanian Corporation.
  • Business Meeting, if a meeting is going to be carried out by business, it must also be properly demonstrated.
  • Meeting for religious themes, if it is a meeting between churches from other countries, it can also be demonstrated with the corresponding documentation.
  • Artistic presentations or topics that have to do with art, this point is also demonstrated by the corresponding documentation.

Each case is different, it is analyzed and preparing differently.

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There are many countries that need a tourist visa to enter Panama.

Most of the countries that have restrictions on entering Panama come from two continents: Africa and Asia.


Tourism is an important part of the economy, which is why the tourist visa is an important part of the country’s immigration laws.

The government of Panama has encouraged tourism, which is why the doors are open and the conditions have been created for people from these countries that have restrictions to enter as long as certain requirements are met.

It is not difficult to get a tourist visa; it is just a matter of meeting the requirements.

Our job as a lawyer is to send you the requirements and verify the documentation, since with our experience the chances of obtaining this visa are increased.

It is important that the client knows that it is the government that has the last word, but we have already obtained tourist visas for people from India, China, and several African countries.

It is not difficult to enter Panama; it is just a matter of following the guidelines.

There are many reasons why the person needs to enter the country.

If it is a group of people who need to participate in some type of activity, be it seminars or conferences, it is important that they notify us in advance so that we can make the requests in time.

In the case of a particular activity, all this can be provided as evidence that we will take into account and present to the authorities so that they can verify the veracity of the request.

It is important that the person know that the request must be made at least two months in advance. Time is of vital importance and is one of the main things for this type of visa.

Health alerts

Until now, Panama has no health alerts within the country, that is, some type of vaccination is not required, especially for yellow fever or anything like that like other countries in Central America.

If you are from an African country that has sanitary restrictions, please notify us in advance so we can make the corresponding inquiries.

In a short period of time, we will raise the query with the authorities to verify the current situation in your country in relation to these health problems.

Countries at war

For countries at war or in different conflicts, the tourist visa is not what you need.

You need another immigration condition that we also handle, but that is different from the tourist visa. You only have to tell us the country to confirm the current situation and be able to help you in the best way.


Panama is a country full of history and culture, a wonderful country with many attractions.

If you want to know more about Panama, do not hesitate to contact us.


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