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Travelling to any foreign country is possible if you have a valid document for entry into a specific country, also termed a visa.

Panama City, the capital city of the Republic of Panama, is guided under the provision of the country. Therefore, all visa requirements are legally carried out by the immigration authorities.

Who Needs a visa for Panama?

Depending on the country you belong to, you may either have to obtain a visa or not. Citizens of countries who have signed legal treaties with Panama don't require a visa for up to 90 days. However, the citizens of these countries need to carry a visa if they want to stay in Panama for more than 90 days. For a further 30, 60 or 90 days "extension of stay", they would have to apply to the immigration department. But an extension should be applied at least a week before your staying time ends.

What are the visa requirements for entering Panama City?

All travellers, who want to visit Panama, will have to carry a return ticket. However, the visa requirements for entering the country will depend on your nationality, whether you belong to those countries that have signed treaties with Panama or not.

Documents Required for Panama visa:

  • Two completely filled application forms.
  • Two passport-size photos.
  • Copies of passport.
  • Copy of return or onward ticket.
  • Letter from the person in Panama taking responsibility of the applicant.
  • Proof of financial stability in cash, traveller’s cheques or bank statements.
  • Proof of accommodation for your entire stay
  • Personal identity document
  • Travel itinerary
  • Letter: explaining the purpose of travel

Please note: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Please contact your nearest embassy for accurate, up-to-date information.