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Proceeding with an adequate immigration in order to obtain a permanent or temporary legal status in Panama can be achieved by several ways. Here are some immigration options in Panama.

Many areas of investment can grant a permanent residence

Business Investment for Permanent Residence

The more convenient immigration procedure for a foreigner planning to come and invest in Panama is the Permanent Resident Status. Any of the following types of applications will take you to such a Permanent Status: Forest Investor, Macro-Investor, Investor in the Special Economic Area Panama-Pacific, Investor in an Export Processing Zones, Investor in Call Centers for Commercial Export Use, Investor in the Film and Audiovisual Industry.

Other Immigration Options for Permanent Residence are special visas for Italian citizens, personal investment in real estate, retired pensioners, Panama’s friendly nations visa -the list updates regularly-, ex diplomats or members of international organizations, foreign professionals, foreign married with Panamanian, foreign with Panamanian children no minor of 5 years old, dependent of permanent residents, Permanent personnel hired by the Panama Canal Authority or hired to work within Area Panama-Pacific of Special Economic.

Each of these options has its specific prerequisites that must be evaluated according to each individual case. Therefore it is important to analyze your case according to your needs and the different immigration options in Panama.

Immigration Options in panama - opciones de inmigración en Panamá

Immigration Options in Panama for Temporary Residence

If a foreigner plans to move to Panama, in order to settle temporarily, due to work reasons, investment in agriculture or forestry, special political, educational, religious, or family reunification, etc.., Then the best option recommended migration, is the temporary resident immigration status. This Permission is valid for one or two years, according the permission chosen, until complying the maximum period of six (6) years.

For further, specialized and personalized information about inmigration options in Panama, please contact us.