COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENT OR ALL PERMANENT RESIDENT PERMIT
Article 28 of Law Decree No. 3 of the 22nd of February of 2008
The application for a temporary resident or permanent resident permit must be presented to the National Migration Service through a legal representative in accordance to the established requisites for each category of visa or permit must contain the following common requisites, with the exception of those which can be applied to from abroad and those categories that apply by reason of education:
1. Copy of the passport duly certified by a Panamanian notary public, or with the certification of a diplomatic representation accredited in the country or the corresponding authority in the place of issue.
When deemed necessary for security reasons, the National Service of Migration can ask the applicant to certify the authenticity of the passport.
2. Certificate of criminal record in their country of origin or residence. In those countries where such a document is not issues, the interested party can submit a certification of a diplomatic or consular agent in his country of origin, accredited in the Republic of Panama, in which he certifies the inexistence of such a certificate, and a sworn statement made to a notary public in which the applicant certifies that he does not have a criminal record.
3. Certificate of good health issued by a licensed professional within three months prior to the presentation of the application.
4. Payment of two hundred and fifty US dollars (US$250.00) to the National Treasury for the right to apply for a migratory category, and of eight hundred US dollars (US$800.00) to the National Service of Migration as a repatriation deposit.
5. Sworn statement of criminal records.
All foreign documentation must comply with the requirements of legalization or “apostilla”.
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JOHNNY A. GRIFFO. A, LAWYER
PTY LEGAL CONSULTING
Lawyers in Bocas del Toro and Panamá