Visum Panama

Visum Panama

Panama: The Premier Retirement Destination

Panama holds the crown as the top retirement destination worldwide. With an enticing blend of a low cost of living, minimal crime rate, year-round warm climate, outstanding healthcare featuring a state-of-the-art John Hopkins Hospital, delicious cuisine, and global flight connectivity (only 2.5 hours away from Miami), Panama is undeniably attractive. The roads, mobile connectivity, high-speed internet, and cable TV are of excellent quality. But there's more — Panama offers unparalleled incentives and benefits for foreign retirees and residents. Let's delve into some of the programs available:

General Application Requirements

  • Applications must be submitted through a Panamanian lawyer (we can assist with recommendations).
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old. Those below 18 can qualify as dependents.
  • Overseas documents for Panamanian authorities require notarization and authentication by either the nearest Panamanian consulate or through the Apostille.
  • Documents should be recent (within two months of visa application), and passports must be valid for at least one more year.
  • Dependents must present a marriage certificate or birth certificates for children below 18.
  • Health certificate and HIV test from Panama are mandatory.

Available Visa Programs

1. Pensioned Tourist (Turista Pensionado)

  • Suitable for those with a monthly pension of $500 ($600 for couples).
  • Involves various benefits like duty exemptions on household goods and car imports.
  • It doesn’t lead to Panamanian nationality or a passport.
  • Pension proof is necessary annually.

2. Panama Reforestation Visa

  • Invest $40,000 in a sanctioned reforestation program.
  • Covers the investor, spouse, and dependent children.
  • Leads to permanent residency and potential citizenship.
  • Investment primarily involves forestry, especially teak wood projects.

3. Private Income Retiree Visa (Rentista Retirado)

  • For those with a retirement lump sum, which must be deposited to generate a monthly yield of $750.
  • Offers benefits like a Panamanian passport (without citizenship) and duty exemptions.

4. Person of Means Visa (Solvencia Económica Propia)

  • Requires a one-year deposit of at least $200,000 in a local bank.
  • Leads to permanent visa and potential nationality.

5. Investor Visa (Inversionista)

  • Designed for business founders with a minimum investment of $150,000 and hiring a minimum of three permanent Panamanian employees.
  • Leads to permanent visa and potential nationality.

6. Small Business Investor Visa (Inversionista de Pequeña Empresa)

  • Suitable for small business founders with a minimum investment of $40,000 and hiring three permanent Panamanian employees.
  • Leads to permanent visa and potential nationality.

7. Tax-Free Processing Zone Investor Program

  • Requires foreign investors to rent a spot in a tax-free processing zone to operate a business primarily for exports.

8. Panama’s Pensionado Program

  • Benefits apply to residents aged 55 (for women) and 60 (for men), and all Pensionados, regardless of age.
  • Discounts range from entertainment, transportation, hotels, restaurants, medical services, to utilities.

When considering these programs, always ensure transparency and legality. It's essential to be wary of any program that isn't clearly documented in public laws. Investing time and money in Panama promises a seamless transition to a relaxed and fulfilling retirement life.



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