Immigration Services – Residency & Citizenship Panama

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This immigration program first grants a provisional residency permit, for 2 years, before applying for and obtaining a permanent residency permit.

Retirement Visa Panama



Low taxes, beautiful weather and beaches , excellent health care: these are just a few of the reasons people come to Panama to retire.

More people each year choose to retire abroad to find a change of scenery, new experiences and a lower cost of living.



It is absolutely  possible to live a very good life in Panama.
Let’s jump into the reasons why Panama is a great place for your first or second residency.

Immigration Residency Citizenship

Immigration Panama - Residency & Citizenship

A Team of multi-disciplined professionals ready to help you in all your needs

Choosing the right immigration Visa in Panama is very important. People moving to panama choose either the Pensionado Visa or the Friendly nations visa, although there are many other Immigration programs available to you depending on your needs. Read more in our website and feel free to contact us!

Application Forms

The following documents are prepared by our team and are included in the stated cost of our service.

Key Verification Requirements Our team will work with you to prepare the necessary documentation to verify the key requirement, depending on the immigration category you are submitting under. For example, if you are applying as a pensionado, a retirement letter is required stating that you will receive a monthly pension for life equal to or greater than $ 1000, or if you are filing in the friendly nation category, proof of your economic capacity is required.
Application form. What we do for our clients.
Verified copy of passport. We will complete the verification of the passport copy.
Affidavit form with personal history. Shall we fill it out for the customer.
Passport-sized photos. These are taken when you visit our office.
Government fees. Different government levies are required depending on the category of request. These costs are also included in the stated costs of our service.
The following document is required. However, it is not included in our fees and charges, as the price depends on the supplier.

Health certificate. Health certificate issued by a local doctor from Panama , within 90 days of filing the request.

Immigration Panama - Residency & Citizenship


There are over 46 types of Residency Visas in Panama, which means we are able to choose the right one for each of our clients. Panama is growing and looking for people to contribute to its economy


Legislative framework

The Panamanian regulation that creates the legal regime for foreigners is based in the decree of the 22nd of February 2008, and the Executive Decree No. 26 of March 9th, 2009 that amends the previous Decree No. 320 of August 8th, 2008.

The decrees regulate the migratory movement of entry and exit of foreigners, establish the requirements for nationalization by naturalization, define the migratory categories, and creates the controlling entity for such purposes. “The Panamanian National Immigration Service” functions as the supervisory body for the control and application of immigration policies in accordance with the law.

The Panamanian diplomatic and consular personnel abroad is also authorized to perform migratory functions in accordance with international agreements, but normally only handles the non-resident entry visa.


Panama Immigration, Visa and Residency Descriptions

In the Republic of Panama, immigration rules are in constant change, currently the National Migration Service of Panama requires: All documents that the foreigner will present to the authorities of Panama must be authenticated by a notary and by a Consulate of Panama or with the Apostille. IMMIGRATION VISA SERVICES

How to Obtain Permanent Residency in Panama Our lawyers services help you  starting your new life abroad!  Some Immigration Visas are  friendly nations visa, Investor Visa, Retirement Visa, Special qualification workers Visa ,  Panama for Investors and Retirement Residency Panama encourages foreign investors and business investors to make substantial investments and support for the growth and development of the country.

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Panama companies have been recognized around the world as a corporate tool that can be successfully used in various areas of international business, asset protection, acquisition planning and management in the real estate market, and in many other areas.

The combination of favorable factors for business development make Panama corporation attractive for business: Panama operates under a territorial tax system where residents and non-residents are taxed only on Panama-sourced income.

Income that does not arise in Panama or is not derived from this country is not subject to tax in Panama. There are no economic substance requirements. Dividends received by a Panamanian resident corporation from another Panamanian corporation are exempt from corporate tax. A corporation is resident if it is incorporated under Panamanian law and if the corporation’s central management and control is exercised in Panama.

An Overview of Panamas New Qualified Investor PR Program

On October 16, 2020, Decree 722 of October 15, 2020 was published, creating the category of Permanent Resident (PR) as a Qualified Investor (QI) in Panama.

To be eligible, the applicant must make an investment (typically in real estate) for a minimum of US$300,000 from a foreign source. In October 2022, the investment amount will increase to US$500,000. To keep permanent residence, the applicant must maintain the investment for a minimum period of five years.

In order to offer a more simplified and agile service to the investor, the government has created a “fast-track” route; applications under this category may be submitted prior to entering Panama through a local lawyer, on the condition that prior to the issuance of the immigration card, the filiation process is completed. This request must be resolved in a period of no more than 30 business days. After this period, the applicant will only need to visit Panama for one week to obtain PR.

The chief advantage of the QI route to PR in Panama is that the investor doesn't actually need to travel to Panama until the PR is ready. All other routes to PR require multiple visits to the country ahead of time, and also mandate longer waiting periods before qualifying for the PR; anywhere from six to 24 months, depending on which route the investor uses.

Once you obtain your residency, you only need to spend one day every two years in the country to maintain your permanent resident status. A simple transfer through the airport would also qualify as a day, for these purposes.



Choose a course of action that is right for you and your personal circumstances.

Successful emigration requires a long breath and good preparation.
And maybe some tips, checklists and inspiring stories! You will find on the internet .
If you have advanced plans for a permanent or temporary relocation abroad, you know that a huge job is ahead. There are numerous visas to immigration in the Republic pf Panama and hiring an experienced immigration law firm for your case can make all the difference.
At the Law Offices of F. Padilla , we can help you consider your options, weigh the pros and cons, and choose a course of action that is right for you and your personal circumstances.

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