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GUIDE FOR FOREIGNERS AND THEIR FAMILIES INTENDING TO RELOCATE IN THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

In order to facilitate your arrival and relocation in Panama, and aware that it could represent a process with some inconveniences, Mauad & Mauad informs you of certain recommendations or tips that should be taken into consideration before your arrival or after during your first days in the country. These suggestions are:

  • Contact previously a Panamanian Customs Broker to coordinate the handling of your personal belongings, once they are transported to the country by air or sea. Our Firm can put you in contact and/or contract directly with a recognized and experienced brokerage company;
  • If you plan to bring your vehicle (s), the purchase invoice and certificate of title shall be obtained, duly legalized before Panamanian consulate or apostille. In these documents the applicant for the Visa shall appear as the owner (not in the name of a corporation or any juridical entity even when its beneficial owner is the applicant);
  • If you will be bringing personal arms or ammunitions, even collection arms, such circumstance shall be informed previously because of regulatory restrictions in effect in Panama;
  • Your home drivers license is only valid in Panama for a period of 90 days from the date you entered the country (during that period you would initiate the process of obtaining a local drivers license, depending on the status of your Visa application). Bring a copy of your drivers license duly legalized at the Panamanian consulate in your country or by Apostille;
  • Search for local schools and/or universities before making the final trip to Panama. This will permit you to gather and obtain the necessary documents to apply for registration for your children;
  • Once in Panama, do not carry with you your original passport but only a photocopy. Loosing it could delay your Visa application and approval. Once the Visa is obtained it is unnecessary to carry the passport;
  • Obtain in your country bank and commercial references, which will be required if you wish to open bank accounts in the country;
  • Bank petitions and transactions, such as loans, mortgages, etc., can be formalized even if no immigration status has been approved (Visa);
  • In Panama the major credit cards are widely accepted (Visa, American Express, MasterCard). There is also ample access to ATM machines;
  • Bringing animals to the country require the compliance of certain requisites imposed by Customs and Health Department authorities, such as Vaccine and good health certificates;
  • Notwithstanding the above, all animals shall remain in quarantine (could also be solicit as domicile quarantine);
  • If nannies and/or maids will be accompanying you, these persons will be subject to a different immigration status, because of which you should inform us previously;
 
 
 

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