This is to inform you that, through Executive Decree No. 1174 of November 28, 2013, which came into force on December 3, 2013, two (2) countries, to wit, the Republics of Costa Rica and Paraguay, were added to the list of countries whose citizens and nationals may opt for a Permanent Resident Permit, as foreigners from specific countries which maintain friendly, professional, economic and investment relations with the Republic of Panama (often referred to as the “Friendly Accord Visa”), so that it may be processed promptly by the National Migration Service.

Originally, there were twenty-four (24) countries on the list, but it has since been expanded and currently contains more than forty-eight (48) countries or autonomous jurisdictions, whose citizens and nationals may benefit from this special and preferential regime.Attached to this notice you will find the updated list of countries. If you are a citizen or national of any of the countries listed and have migration business to be handled in Panama, do not hesitate to contact us at legal@mossfon.com.

LIST OF COUNTRIES THAT HAVE FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL, ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT RELATIONS WITH THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA.

  • Australian Confederation
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • Hungary
  • Kingdom of Belgium
  • Kingdom of Denmark
  • Kingdom of Norway
  • Kingdom of Spain
  • Kingdom of Sweden
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Latvia
  • New Zealand
  • Principality of Andorra
  • Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Republic of Argentina
  • Republic of Austria
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Republic of Estonia
  • Republic of Finland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Republic of Lithuania
  • Republic of Malta
  • Republic of Montenegro
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong
  • State of Israel
  • State of Japan
  • Swiss Confederation
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United States of America