Requirements for Renewing Migratory Card in Panama 2023

Renewing the migratory card in Panama is a crucial process for those who wish to maintain their migratory status in the country. Knowing the necessary requirements and procedures is essential to avoid setbacks and ensure a successful renewal.

Necessary Documentation for Renewal

Among the requirements for renewing the migratory card in Panama, the submission of various documents is required, including:

  • Complete copy of a valid passport.
  • Previous migratory card (original).
  • Proof of payment of the corresponding processing fee.
  • Certificate of criminal record or police record if you have resided for more than 2 uninterrupted years in Panama.
  • Certificate of good health issued by a Panamanian doctor.
  • Sworn statement of personal background, in the current format of the National Migration System.
  • 3 passport-sized photographs of the applicant.
  • Rental contract, utility bills, and/or any other document demonstrating your ties to the country.

Applicable Regulations and Decrees

The regulations and decrees applicable in Panama for the renewal of the migratory card are governed by Law 3 of 2008 and its regulation, Executive Decree No. 320 of 2008. These regulations establish the requirements and procedures for renewing migratory status in the country.

Procedures through a Legal Representative

Currently, all immigration application and renewal procedures must be managed by a qualified Panamanian lawyer, who will be responsible for submitting the relevant documentation and monitoring the process until the applicant receives their renewed migratory card.

Payments and Fees for Immigration Renewal

Fees for renewing the migratory card in Panama vary depending on the migratory category and the type of procedure. These fees may include the migratory renewal fee, card issuance fee, as well as other administrative costs set by the immigration authority.

It is important to consult directly with immigration authorities or with a lawyer specialized in immigration matters to obtain the most up-to-date and accurate information on the fees applicable to your specific case.

Deposits and Payments to the National Treasury

Deposits and payments to the National Treasury must be made following the procedures established by Panamanian immigration authorities. Since these parameters can change at any time, we recommend updating the information on amounts and accepted payment methods as the date of your procedure approaches.

Multiple Entry and Exit Visa

The multiple entry and exit visa is necessary for those who wish to enter and exit Panama on multiple occasions within a specific period. The duration and validity of this visa may vary depending on the applicant’s migratory situation, but in general, it is granted to facilitate the mobility of those who wish to reside permanently in Panama.

Conditions for Obtaining a Visa

Conditions for obtaining the multiple entry and exit visa vary depending on the purpose of the visit, the duration of the stay, and other relevant factors. Each case must be thoroughly analyzed to determine the possibility of applying for this visa.

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