Foreigners employed by private companies within 10% of the regular staff

Foreign personnel hired by private companies within 10% of regular staff. (TEMPORARY PERMITS)

Our Law Firm is pleased to be able to assist in legalizing your immigration status in Panama.
Foreigners applying for this permit must be hired by a private company and earning a salary which shall not be less than $ 850.00 dollars in monthly payments.


  • You must include a complete copy of the passport and is required to be collated by Notary of Panama.
  • Police Record or certification boards background. In case of countries where no such document is issued, the applicant must provide proof or certification of a diplomatic agent or consul of his country accredited by the Government of Panama, where it is stated that his country does not issue such a certificate with a statement affidavit made before a notary public, in saying that you have no criminal record or criminal.
  • Medical certificate of good health. It is recommended that it be handled during his visit to Panama.
  • Make payments to the national government allocated as follows: $ 250.00 for the national treasury in royalties by the application of a migration category, and $ 800.0 dollars in favor of the national migration and repatriation deposit. These payments can be made with certified checks.
  • An affidavit of personal background (will send one to your email so you can fill it).

NOTE: All documents must come from abroad either legalized authentication Panama Consul abroad or properly annotated.

Additional requirements:

  • Must have working contract endorsed by the Ministry of Labour of Panama.
  • The company that hired him should create the responsibility letter stating where the winning title and salary, and must be signed by the legal representative of the company.
  • A single copy of the notice of operation of the company that hired him.
  • A certified copy of the certificate of good standing of the company issued by the Companies Registry of Panama.
  • If applicable Work Permit.
  • You must bring proof of membership to the social insurance fund, and copy of social security card.
  • Proof of peace and national income except.

In case of renewal of his permit must submit the following:

  • A certificate issued by the social insurance fund proving payment of 9 consecutive installments.
  • In addition to providing good standing certificate and national income.

NOTE: It is important to preregister the passport to submit the permit.

Proceed as follows:

  • Comes complete all documentation in the National Immigration Service.
  • You are granted a provisional license.
  • The resolution can take 3 to 4 months.

This permit is valid for one year by resolution that gives the residence issued by the National Immigration Service, permits can be processed up to 6, over a period of six years.