About the Panama Self Solvency Visa

Any foreigner who wants to apply to a Self-Solvency Visa has to invest a minimum of three hundred thousand dollars (US $300,000). The investment has to increase by US $2,000 for each dependent.

The applicant will receive a temporary residence, valid for two (2) years. Afterwards, the applicant will be eligible to apply for permanent residence.

The foreigner has the option to invest in Panamanian Real Estate, a Certificate of Deposit in a Panamanian bank, or a combination of these two, as explained below.

Real Estate Investment Certificate of Deposit or Combine Real Estate & Certificate and Deposit

The applicant must prove that all funds come from abroad. The minimum $300,000 must be invested as equity. Mortgages do NOT count against this threshold. However, if the value of the property is greater than $300,000, the applicant is allowed to finance the amount above $300,000 with a local bank.

The applicant may register the property under his name. Alternatively, the property may be registered under the name of a Private Interest Foundation as long as the applicant is identified as the founder, and either the applicant or the dependents are identified as the beneficiaries.

Application requirements:

  • Notarized Power of Attorney and Application.
  • Five (5) passport-size photos.
  • Notarized photocopy of applicant’s passport.
  • Background check.
  • Certificate of good health issued by a local Panamanian doctor.
  • US $800.00 by certified check issued to Servicio Nacional de Migración.
  • US $250.00 by certified check issued to Tesoro Nacional.
  • Sworn declaration of personal background.
  • Certificate from the Public Registry, indicating the ownership of Real Estate under the name of the applicant or a Private Interest Foundation. This certificate must indicate the property is free of liens, and a minimum value of US $300,000.
    • If the property is under the name of a Private Interest Foundation, the Certificate must also indicate the founder and beneficiaries.
  • For each dependent, the application needs to include:
    • Letter of accountability for the dependent.
    • Proof of ties between the applicant and the dependent.
    • Proof of address – applicant and dependent must live in the same address.
    • If the dependent is 18 years old or more, single status and student status certificate.
  • The applicant must prove that all funds come from abroad. The minimum $300,000 must be invested in a Certificate of Deposit in any Panamanian bank for at least three (3) years, in US Dollars or its equivalent in another currency.

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