This visa is required by Immigration to EVERY foreigner who has a file in process. This means that if you have applied for a Residency or Visa in migration and are in process and want to travel from Panama, you must apply for the



The Government of the Republic of Panama grants Residence Visas to foreigners so that they can establish their residence and permanent residence within the territory of the Republic of Panama.

An “Immigrant” is a foreigner or tourist who has applied for a Panama Resident Visa.

A “Resident” is a foreigner or tourist who has completed a Panama Resident Visa application program and has obtained a Panama Permanent Resident Card.

Article 264 of Executive Decree No. 320 of August 8, 2008 abolished the requirement for foreigners residing in Panama to obtain a Multiple Entry/Exit Permit from Panama in their passports. This applies to:

1. Those who currently have a cédula panameña ;
2. Those who have a Provisional Residence Permit in Panama for one year;
3. Those who have with a Temporary Panama Visa for one or two years and;
4. Those people who have a card (card) as retired pensioners.

Upon entering Panama at the international airport, the immigration authorities will honor the cédula (national identification card) or the respective carnet (resident card)

The National Immigration Service of Panama has eliminated the process of the Multiple Entry and Exit Visa for all those who have been approved the Temporary Residence Visa and the Permanent Residence Visa. The Multiple Entry and Exit Visa is required only for those applicants for the Provisional Residence Permit, which is valid for three (3) months and renewable for the same period up to one (1) year, who are in the process of Legal Residence in Panama.

To be more precise, all applicants for a Legal Residence Visa in Panama, whether Temporary or Permanent, and before their Visa is formally approved by a resolution, must process the application for a Provisional Residence Permit before the National Immigration Service, which is valid for a period of three (3) months and extendable up to one (1) year, and allow the applicant to legally reside in Panama for that period and until their Temporary or Permanent Resident Visa is formally approved.

If the temporary residency approval process takes between three (3) months and one (1) year, then it must be renewed and the provisional permit must be extended. All foreigners who have the Provisional Permit card, must apply for the Multiple Entry and Exit Visa if they wish to leave Panama and re-enter during the time it takes to obtain approval of their Residence Visa.


Immi-Pa can assist foreigners in the process of acquiring their multiple entry and exit.

The government of the Republic of Panama provides Residency Visas so that foreigners who wish to reside in Panama can do so legally.

An “immigrant” is a foreigner or tourist who has applied for the Panama Residency Visa.

A “resident” is a foreigner or tourist who has completed the Application Program of Residence Visa in Panama and has obtained its permanent resident card.

Article 264 of Executive Decree 320 of August 8, 2008, eliminated the requirement of the Multiple Entry and Exit Visa for foreigners residing in Panama, namely:

  • Those persons who currently have a Panamanian identification.
  • Those persons who hold a provisional residence permit in Panama for one (1) year.
  • Those persons who have a Temporary Residence for one (1) or two (2) years.
  • Those persons who have a pensioner or retired card.

When entering Panama through the International Airport, the Immigration authorities will honor the Cédula (National Identification Document) or the respective Residence Card.

Note: The only people who will need to apply for a multiple entry and exit permit in Panama will be those who are in the initial phase of the legal residence process and who have a provisional residence permit valid between three (3) months and one (1) year.


The Panama Multiple Entry and Exit Visa will be granted for the duration of the provisional residence permit, which will depend on the evaluation of the application, the fulfillment of the requirements and the applicant’s application.

The multiple entry and exit visa application must be submitted in person or through a licensed attorney and The following documentation will be required:

  • Application for multiple entry and exit visa.
  • Original and copy of your current passport, which will certify that your stay in Panama complies with the legal terms.
  • Original and copy of the Panama migratory identity card. (If applicable)
  • Proof of economic solvency (For non-residents only)
  • Certification as a trader or entrepreneur or the reasons why this authorization is required. If the foreigner is invited by a company, he must deliver:
    • Letter of invitation from the company, duly signed by the Manager or legal representative with a copy of the respective identification document.
    • Copy of the Public Registry Certificate of the company.
    • Bank reference letter of the company.
  • Note: All those persons who have temporary or permanent residence in Panama, have the possibility of entering and leaving Panama without having to previously require this permit issued by the National Immigration Service of Panama, except in those cases in which the competent authorities interpose preventive measures or restrictions of entry and exit.

    Validity: The Panama Multiple Entry and Exit Visa for the term of the provisional residence permit (Provisional Processing Card)

    Term: The processing of the application for the Multiple Entry and Exit Visa at the offices of the National Immigration Service in Panama may take between three (3) and five (5) business days.


    • Original and photocopy of the applicant’s valid passport, including the page where the photograph appears, name, date of birth, passport number, place of issue, etc.; as well as the rest of the pages showing the stamps of entries and exits to the different countries visited.
    • Two (2) passport-size photographs of the applicant.
    • Copy of provisional residence permit (provisional processing card)


    Special Power of Attorney duly signed by the applicant and granted to a lawyer of our firm, through which the processing of immigration documentation for the Multiple Entry and Exit Visa process is authorized.