Immigration Lawyers Panama: Your best option for a successful migration!
Panama Global Solutions is a legal firm with broad expertise in immigration matters. We are characterized by providing personalized legal solutions to each of our clients in everything related to tourist visas, residence and investment, work permits, pension and retirement, citizenship, among others.
How can an Immigration Lawyer in Panama help you?
Something that we must clarify beforehand is that a large part of the immigration processes in the country require the collaboration of a competent Panamanian lawyer. In addition, documents from abroad must go through a process of authentication or apostille to acquire validity, something that the designated lawyer can also take care of.
Visas and Residences
Panama is a country with an extensive range of options in temporary (and permanent) visas and residences depending on the applicant’s need or intention. These include tourist visas, pensioner and retiree visas, visas for friendly countries, treaty visas (Italian citizens), visas for children born in Panama, economic solvency visa, and others such as forestry investment visa and retired rentier visa.
Not all people who derive from a temporary/provisional residence program can aspire to Panamanian citizenship, even if they have been in the country for more than 5 years. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze their current immigration status and design a plan that allows them to obtain citizenship or, failing that, permanent residence in the country.
As of 2020, a new immigration category was created through which the applicant or “investor” can obtain permanent residence in the country. The qualified investor must meet certain requirements to be eligible to apply under this category. We recommend a legal evaluation to identify whether or not the applicant can opt for this special visa.
Advisory and Management in Immigration Procedures
At Panama Global Solutions, we focus on providing comprehensive advisory and management services in immigration procedures. Our goal is to assist our clients in navigating the complex Panamanian immigration system and ensure they achieve their desired outcomes efficiently and successfully.
Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Lawyer
Hiring an immigration lawyer in Panama can make a difference when it comes to ensuring a smooth immigration process. Some key benefits of having the assistance of an immigration lawyer specializing in immigration law include:
Experience and Specialized Knowledge
Immigration lawyers in Panama are familiar with the country's immigration laws and regulations, providing them with the knowledge and experience needed to guide clients through legal procedures, ensuring all requirements are met.
An experienced immigration lawyer can identify and capitalize on opportunities that can benefit the immigration status of their clients. This includes the possibility of applying for different types of visas and residencies, as well as obtaining Panamanian citizenship and/or the qualified investor visa.
Avoiding Costly Mistakes
The process of immigration regularization can be complex, and any mistakes can have negative consequences. A trained lawyer will help you avoid costly errors that could delay or even result in the denial of the immigration application.
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Why do you need an immigration lawyer in Panama?
As we have already mentioned, Panama has multiple immigration options to legally reside in the country. Each of them has different qualities and procedures that must be assessed and managed by a Panamanian lawyer. In addition to representing you in the corresponding acts, the lawyer will help you collect and authenticate all the documents you need for a fast and effective process.
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Types of Visas and Residencies
The Republic of Panama offers a variety of options for those seeking temporary or permanent residency in the country. Some of the most common types of visas and residencies include:
This visa allows foreigners to work legally in Panama. To obtain it, a job offer from a Panamanian company and compliance with certain requirements set by the Ministry of Labor are required.
Qualified Investor Visa
This visa requires a minimum investment in real estate, businesses, or the Citizenship Investment Fund. Qualified investors can enjoy benefits such as permanent residency in Panama, the possibility of applying for Panamanian citizenship after five years, and the opportunity to work in the country.
For those wishing to retire in Panama, there is a retiree and/or pensioner visa that offers tax benefits and discounts on medical services, transportation, entertainment, among others.
This visa is intended for those who wish to study at recognized educational institutions in Panama. To qualify, admission to an educational institution and compliance with the requirements set by the National Immigration Service are required.
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?
Can I carry out the immigration process on my own without the help of an immigration lawyer in Panama?
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.
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Emilio Cornejo of “PGS Attorney” was recognized as one of the 25 best immigration lawyers of 2022 by Ublobal magazine, specialized in immigration services and international mobility. With its experience in the field, Panama Global Solutions offers reliable advice for those considering migrating to the Republic of Panama, guaranteeing a smooth and legal transfer process. Contact them for reliable guidance on your migration journey.