Permanent Residency in Panama

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Retiree Residency Program

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Are you a Pensioner and would like to live in Panama?
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Residence in Panama through a purchase of a Property or Investment?

The application process is done through the Immigration Office in person or through a duly authorized lawyer, and the visa process takes no more than 30 days in total. After this, you will be considered a permanent resident of Panama.

Some Requirements:
Days left until October 15th 2024 Noon.
Qualified Investor Visa (Golden Visa)

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Understanding Permanent Residency in Panama

Panama’s permanent residency offers a pathway to secure and stable living for individuals seeking to make Panama their home. Our team provides comprehensive guidance on the various options available for obtaining permanent residency in Panama, ensuring a seamless transition to residency status.

Overview of Panama as an Expat Destination

Panama’s allure as an expat destination stems from its vibrant culture, diverse landscapes, and favorable business environment. As a leading law firm specializing in migration, PGS is committed to facilitating a smooth transition for expatriates looking to relocate to Panama.

Key Benefits of Choosing Panama for Permanent Residency

Choosing Panama for permanent residency presents a myriad of advantages, including a favorable tax regime, strategic geographic location, and access to world-class healthcare and education.

Friendly Nation Visa

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Friendly Nations Visa

Fast-Track Permanent Residency?

The Friendly Nations Visa was an initiative launched over 10 years ago to encourage the arrival of foreign capital in Panama. It was so well-received that in 2023 it remains more relevant than ever, with a list of 50 qualified countries.

This migration program first grants a provisional residence permit for a period of 2 years. After this time, the applicant must renew their process to finally obtain a permanent residence permit, as well as a possible future naturalization.


Residency Programs Overview

Panama’s residency programs encompass a range of options tailored to meet diverse immigration needs. At PGS, we provide an in-depth overview of the residency programs, ensuring our clients make well-informed decisions in pursuit of permanent residency in Panama.

Comprehensive Guide to Residency Options

Our comprehensive guide and personalized residency options, equips individuals with the knowledge needed to navigate the intricacies of Panama’s residency programs.

General Eligibility Criteria for Permanent Residency

Understanding the general eligibility criteria for permanent residency in Panama is vital. PGS offers clarity on the requirements, ensuring that our clients are prepared to embark on their journey towards permanent residency.

Why Is Panama Still an Option

Application Process and Required Documentation

The application process for permanent residency in Panama demands thorough preparation and attention to detail. Our lawyers provide expert guidance on the application process, the terms and the documentation required to secure permanent residency status.

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying

At PGS, our clients benefit from a step-by-step guide to applying for permanent residency in Panama. Our legal experts are dedicated to advising and supporting individuals at every stage of the application process, ensuring a smooth and successful outcome.

Checklist of Necessary Documents

Navigating the checklist of required documents can be overwhelming, however, you can count on our expertise to obtain relevant information that will allow you to streamline the application process.

Cultural and Social Life in Panama

Panama boasts a rich and diverse cultural tapestry that reflects the country’s vibrant history and heritage. The social life in Panama is characterized by warm and welcoming communities, where traditional values coexist harmoniously with modern influences.

From colorful festivals and lively music to delectable cuisine and a strong sense of community, Panama offers a dynamic cultural experience for residents and expatriates alike. The country’s cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries, and historical landmarks, provide a glimpse into its fascinating past and present.

Meet our specialized team

Emilio Cornejo

Emilio Cornejo

Heriberto Estribi

Heriberto Estribi

Miguel Angel Dominguez

Miguel Dominguez

Adriano Castillo

Adriano Castillo

Real Estate and Business Ventures

The real estate and business landscape in Panama offer promising prospects for individuals seeking investment opportunities and entrepreneurial endeavors. At PGS, we provide valuable insights into the real estate market, including property acquisition, rental regulations, and commercial real estate opportunities. Additionally, our team offers guidance on business ventures, corporate structures, and legal requirements for establishing and operating businesses in Panama.

PGS Legal Services for Residency

How PGS Attorneys Facilitate Your Residency Journey

PGS, your trusted partner for immigration procedures in Panama. Our expert team simplifies the complexities of obtaining residency, offering tailored legal guidance and comprehensive support throughout the process. From navigating application requirements to exploring diverse residency options, PGS empowers you to achieve your residency goals with confidence and ease. ¡Secure your future in Panama with our legal services!.

Do you need an immigration lawyer for applying for residency in Panama?

Panamanian law stipulates that individuals must have legal representation when applying for a visa in Panama.

At PGS Attorneys, we firmly believe that seeking legal counsel isn’t just about fulfilling legal requirements. It’s about making the entire process smoother and more accessible for foreign nationals who may not be familiar with Panama’s public institutions and find dealing with the National Immigration Service to be a bit overwhelming.

For instance, when applying for the Friendly Nations Visa, there are specific requirements like apostilling or legalizing documents at the Panamanian Consulate, obtaining certificates from various institutions, dealing with banking procedures or the Public Registry, and presenting other documents that demonstrate the need for temporary or permanent residency. All these can be quite challenging without the guidance of an attorney.

Our team of lawyers will work diligently to ensure that your application is complete, minimizing the risk of returns, delays, or denials from the Immigration authorities, whether in Chiriquí or Panama City.

At PGS Attorneys, we possess extensive expertise and knowledge of the regulations and rules governing Panama’s various visa options. Our commitment to providing bilingual, personalized, and attentive legal guidance ensures that you’ll navigate the process with confidence and ease. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Client Success Stories and Testimonials

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Al Fa
All commissioned services were carried out to the fullest satisfaction. The lawyers and staff working here are extremely friendly and helpful.
Melanie Diamond-Manlusoc
Melanie Diamond-Manlusoc
The PGS Realty team went above and beyond to help us find our new home. They are friendly, punctual, personable, professional, and did everything to make our apartment hunting easy and stress-free. In a single weekend we found our new place and signed a lease. When it was time to move in, they even offered to let in the moving company the day before we arrived so that all of our belongings would be there ahead of time. Use PGS Realty, you won't regret it!
Anna Lacoste
Anna Lacoste
Marc Biosi helped me to get the perfekt apartment for me and my kids. He is very professional, attentive and gave us the best service.
Marc Biosi was great! His attentiveness to our needs led to us finding the perfect apartment. Marc’s follow up has been very helpful for settling in after the move.
Jon Sæverud Haddal
Jon Sæverud Haddal
I've worked with lots of top lawyers and consultants, and Mr. Heriberto Estribi is one of those top professionals that knows his field of expertise inside out, is fast, genuine, friendly, helpful, honest and not least very interesting to meet. The process was frankly impeccable. I interacted with four other people at his office in July 2021, and these guys were also a thrill to work with. Focused, experienced, helpful, efficient, on time, updated on my case etc. etc. No surprising additional costs. In fact, no additional costs even though I got some changes done. Top quality from A to Z. Feel free to google my name and contact me if you have further inquiries.
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Matthias Lefarth
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Philip Baker
Philip Baker
I have to say that I have been incredibly impressed and pleased with the quality, efficiency and thoroughness of the great service we have received from the whole PGS team. We have purchased two condos and also established Permanent Residency in Panama using PGS services for all of our legal requirements. Emilio and Edwin and all of their colleagues have been there every step of the way, providing sage, timely and patient guidance and efforts on our behalf. With their help, all of our steps to go through real estate and residency processes went very smoothly. They have also been very cost effective, offering better pricing and fees than other legal firms we looked at in Panama. We have been very happy that we made the decision to go with PGS! I need to make a very special mention of Andrea Cooper who has acted as our real estate agent for two major purchases over the past four years. Andrea has gone well above and beyond our expectations on these efforts. She has been the best real estate agent we have worked with, in any country, including our home of Canada. Anyone looking to buy or lease real estate in Panama is in great hands if they make the decision to work with Andrea and the whole extended PGS team. A big thank you to PGS!
Daniel Kleinhappel
Daniel Kleinhappel
Emilio was very professional, helpful and kind. Extremely fast responsive and all the immigration process was well planed. Highly recommended. You won’t find any better in panama.

Frequently asked questions

The professional fees of an immigration lawyer vary depending on the type of visa or residence you want to apply for, the necessary legal representation, and the management of the documents required for this purpose. If you want to clarify your doubts and obtain a personalized budget, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a member of our team in immigration law.

If you are thinking of hiring the services of a lawyer to start your immigration process, make sure to ask them the following basic questions:

  • What is your experience in these types of immigration processes?
  • What are my options under current immigration laws?
  • What requirements do I need to start the process?
  • What is the cost of your professional services and what does it include?
  • If I have no options, how can I stay “legally” in the country?
  • Is there anything I should know about immigration policies?

Most of the procedures and processes for immigration regularization in Panama require to be submitted and managed by Panamanian lawyers as part of the current formalities; therefore, legal assistance from a professional in immigration law is recommended to carry out the procedure and avoid any inconvenience.

If you would like more information, don’t forget that PGS provides a courtesy consultation to answer your inquiries. Contact us!

Why Consult with PGS Attorneys?
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PGS is a Top International Immigration Law Firm.
Attorney Emilio Cornejo has received Immigration Awards

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