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PANAMA – Stamped visa for nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela now valid for up to five years

Effective 12 October 2018, the multiple-entry stamped visa issued to nationals of Cuba, China, Dominican Republic, India and Venezuela is valid for up to five years.

  • The stamped visa is still granted for up to three years for nationals of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ghana, Malawi, Philippines, Republic of Congo, Swaziland, Togo and Zimbabwe.
  • The National Immigration Authority has confirmed that the maximum duration of stay per visit is 30 days (although this may be extendable up to 90 days at the discretion of the immigration authorities).
  • Note that foreign nationals who normally require an authorised or stamped visa to enter Panama, and who hold certain valid visitor or residence statuses from Schengen countries, the United States, Australia, Canada or the United Kingdom, may be exempt from the entry visa requirement.

Action Items

  • Companies sending foreign national employees to Panama for business or to obtain a residence visa should contact an immigration specialist to check the latest entry requirements.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Morgan & Morgan.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.