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Panama Professional Activities

The professional activity residence requires that applicant have an university degree of a non regulated profession.

The foreigner should provide to the Immigration Office, evidence the university degree and further apply for a work permit.

Once the visa petition is filed, a provisional residency permit and work permit, valid for a period of two years is granted to the applicants.   At the end of the two-years period, the applicant may apply for the permanent residency. 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 (which includes the initial 2 years of temporary residency).

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.

Pardini & Asociados together with BusinessPanama Group provides a convenient One Stop Shop offering you the following services:

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

For more information, please contact us.


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