How to Get a Business Visa for Panama

Panama Business Visa

Panama Business Visa

Going to Panama on business?  You might need to get a business visa depending on where you are from.

Go to my Panama visa page for information on other types of visas for Panama.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Panama Business Visa.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Panama: No.

  • U.S. tourists arriving by air or road are permitted to stay in Panama for 180 days, without obtaining a visa.
  • To obtain a multiple entry visa for Panama, you are going to need to apply for one through the Panamanian Embassy or a Panamanian Consulate before traveling.
  • U.S. citizens transiting the Panama Canal as passengers, regardless of their intention to disembark from the ship or not, do not need to obtain visas or pay any fees.
  • U.S. citizens arriving in Panama via private vessel or plane may obtain a pre-stamped visa from a Panamanian Embassy or Consulate.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Panama:

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S:

Embassy of Panama

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation
Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1 to find out the latest.
  • If you are applying in the U.S., the latest visa fees are listed here at the bottom of this page in very small print that is difficult to read.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.

  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate.
  • If you are applying in the United States, the relevant contact information for submitting your application is at the bottom of this page here.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Panama will give to you your brand new Panama visa.

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