Requirements To Become Panamanian Citizen?
Panamanian citizenship can only be acquired after five years of legal permanent residence and full immigrant status. Citizenship may be applied for by all foreigners who have conferred immigrant status (i.e. not pensionado or retiree residence status), after a period of five years following the date of approval of the Immigrant Visa (“Provisional Resident Permit”). For immigrants married to Panamanians or with Panamanian children, this period is reduced to three years.
The Panamanian nationality law requires
Renunciation of former citizen-ships as a condition of naturalization. However, currently the court system interprets the renunciation as "non-meaningful" and therefore it will not result in the loss your citizenship, unless the citizen renounces their citizenship directly to the Department of their country , which will then result in loss of your normal nationality.
Required Documents to Obtain Panamanian Citizenship:
Five testimonials, rendered before a Civil Court of Panama, by five witnesses, who cannot be relatives, acknowledging that the applicant is known to them and has lived in Panama for more than three years or five years, according to the case, on an uninterrupted basis, from the date the Immigrant Visa was granted.
Negative HIV Test; X Rays of the lungs, and a general medical certificate attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any physical, mental or infectious diseases.
Notarized copy of the entire passport (i.e. every page of the passport).
Two passport photographs.
Various fees and stamp duties, totaling about US$600.
citizens acquire dual citizenship
Department to obtain naturalization in Panama. There are many cases in which citizens acquire dual citizenship. The easiest ways to obtain dual citizenship is if you were born in the foreign country where you are trying to gain citizenship, or if one of your parents were born in said country. Both these circumstances will not affect your own citizenship. Furthermore, dual citizenship between Panama and an other country can also occur when the person is naturalized in Panama without intending to relinquish their nationality. As said above, to become naturalized one will need to legally live in Panama for a minimum of five years before being applicable. With other words you keep your own nationality if you want that , it is not illegal.