Citizens of the countries below are elegible for this type of residence permit:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Federal Republic of Germany
Republic of Argentina
Confederation of Australia
Republic of Korea
Republic of Austria
Federative Republic of Brazil
Kingdom of Belgium
Kingdom of Spain
United States of America
Slovak Republic
French Republic
Republic of Finland
Kingdom of the Netherlands
Republic of Ireland
State of Japan
Kingdom of Norway
Czech Republic
Swiss Confederation
Republic of Singapore
Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Republic of Chile
Kingdom of Sweden
Republic of Poland
Hellenic Republic (Greece)
Portuguese Republic
Republic of Croatia
Republic of Estonia
Republic of Lithuania
Republic of Latvia
Republic of Cyprus
Republic of Malta
Republic of Serbia
State of Israel
Kingdom of Denmark
Republic of South Africa
New Zealand
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Principality of Liechtenstein
Principality of Monaco
Principality of Andorra
Republic of San Marino
Republic of Costa Rica
Republic of Paraguay
United Mexican States (Mexico)
Republic of Peru


The requirements to apply for a friendly nations visa are as follows:

  1. Power of Attorney (notarized) and Application
  2. Three (3) photographs
  3. Copy of passport (notarized)
  4. Certificate of criminal record
  5. Certificate of good health
  6. Cashier’s check for US$250.00 in favor of the National Treasury of Panama
  7. Cashier’s check for US$800.00 in favor of the National Immigration Service of Panama
  8. Personal Background Affidavit Form
  9. Copy of identity document of the applicant
  10. Document that demonstrates the intended purpose of the residence, accoriding to one of the below purposes:



  • Employment contract signed by the legal representative of the company
  • Certificate of Legal Entity of the employing company, issued by the Public Registry of Panama
  • Copy of the business license or notice of operations of the employer
  • Copy of the Power of Attorney and work permit application submitted before the Panamanian Ministry of Labor


Real estate investment

  • Investment of at least US$200,000.00 in real estate in Panama
  • Certificate of Public Registry showing ownership in the name of the applicant. If a legal entity onws the immovable property, the applicant must be the owner of the shares of said legal entity.


Fixed Term Deposit:

  • A fixed term deposit of at least US$200,000.00 free of encumbrances with validity of 3 years



  • Dependants can be included in this application.
  • Any document written in a foreign language must be translated into Spanish by a Panamanian authorized public translator.
  • At first, this residence permit is granted for a period of two years. Then, the applicant can apply for permanent residence in Panama.
  • With this type of immigration permit, applicants are elegible for work permit in Panama


If you ready for to apply for a friendly nations visa, please contact our Panamanian legal advisors and translators.