Panama Friendly Nations Visa

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This immigration program allows you to become a permanent resident as long as the applicant fulfills the main requirements, such as:

  • Applicant must be part of the list of friendly countries*
  • Applicant must have a personal bank account in Panama
  • Applicant must support the economical (investment or business) or professional (employment contract) link to Panama

*List of Countries

United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Germany, Argentina, Australia, South Korea, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Spain, United State of America, Slovakia, France, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Singapore, Uruguay, Chile, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Portugal, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Cyprus, Malta, Serbia, Montenegro, Israel, Denmark, South Africa, New Zealand, Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Mexico.

Once the visa petition is filed before the Immigration Department, a permanent residency permit will be granted. The permanent residency permit grants the applicant an additional foreign resident permanent ID Card and the right to apply for Panamanian Nationality after 5 years.

Citizens from Asia, Middle East and Africa, kindly note that Panama's Immigration Office may have your country on a List of Restricted Countries subject to Special Requirements. For more information, please click here.

The BusinessPanama Group provides a convenient One Stop Shop offering you the following services:

  • Real estate brokerage to find a home or apartment
  • Incorporation of companies, LLCs, trusts and foundations
  • Banking & trading accounts
  • Wealth management services
  • Applying for visas, work and residence permits for expats
  • Relocation services
  • Others

For more information, please contact us.


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