Visa Requirements for Panama
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Visa Not Required
Passport holders of 152 countries can travel to Panama without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.
- Visa-Free180 daysAs of December 2021: The maximum time of stay in Panama will be 1 to 3 months. If the visa is granted for 3 months, it cannot be extended. If the visa is for a shorter time and you need to extend your stay, you must apply personally to the National Immigration Service Directorate upon arrival in Panama.
Regular entry: Visa stamp (180 days) length determined on arrival
The maximum amount of time that you can stay in Panama is six months. For longer than six months, you may extend your stay applying for an extension of visa with the Offices of Immigration in Panama.
Pre-arranged Visa Required
Prior to arrival at Panama, passport holders of 77 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Panama. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.
- Visa RequiredVisa not required for those who were born in Panama
Visa not required for holders of an ID card or Birth Certificate issued by Panama
Visa not required for a maximum stay of 30 days for holders of a printed Travel Authorization
Visa not required for a maximum stay of 30 days for valid visa holders or residents of Australia, Canada, the European Union member states, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, or South Korea
Passengers are required to hold at least $500 as proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay
Passengers who have a criminal conviction record may be refused entry or transit
- Visa RequiredHolders of a valid, multiple-entry visa of the United States, or United Kingdom, or Canada, or Australia, or Japan, or the Schengen Area, or Singapore, or South Korea are allowed to stay for thirty (30) days.
Permanent residents of the United States, or United Kingdom, or Canada, or Australia, or Japan, of the European Union, or Singapore, or South Korea are allowed entry to stay for thirty (30) days.
- Visa RequiredVisa requirement effective on 1 October 2017.
No Visa Required for 30 days if Exception applies as follows:
Holding a Visa or Permanent Resident Permit duly issued by the United States of America, Commonwealth of Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea (South Korea), State of Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Singapore, or a Schengen Visa from any member state of the European Union, (i) granted for multiple entries and exits; (ii) that has been used at least once to enter the territory of the granting State; and (iii) with a validity of at least one (1) year, may enter the national territory without the requirement of a Stamped Visa (Executive Decree No. 521 6 August 2018, replacing Executive Decree No. 591 28 December 2016 and Executive Decree No. 114 4 April 2018). Transit visa is not required if connection time is under 12 hours.
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