Panama Visa: It is important to note that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Panama.
You will also need to have your passport signed by a U.S. consular officer before it can be accepted as an I-94W form; this is done to prevent fraudulent use of both forms by visitors who misrepresent their eligibility for visas or entry into the United States when applying for tours or other purposes (such as work).
Panama Visa- Get a Letter of Invitation
The next step is to get a letter of invitation from a Panamanian citizen. It must be on letterhead and addressed to the Consulate of Panama.
The signature will have to be that of the person who wrote it, or at least their legal representative (such as an attorney).
Set up an appointment to visit the Consulate of Panama
You can go online or call the Consulate to set up an appointment. Can also email them to set up a meeting in person, by phone or by email.
You may be able to set up your appointment at any time of day or night—but it’s best if you do it during business hours (9 am–5 pm) because then they’ll have more staff available!
If this is not possible for whatever reason, try calling ahead and asking whether there are any open slots available before going in person; if there are none available, then leave a message with a request instead of waiting around all afternoon and trying again later on down the road when someone else might still be available for your needs.
Complete Form #5027
The form is a two-page document and requires the following information:
- Full name
- Passport number (if applicable)
- Nationality (if you are not a citizen of Panama, please indicate this on the first page of your application)
- Birth date
The second page of your application should also include gender and address details for each group member travelling together.
If you have been granted a Panama Visa, this information can be found by referring to previous documents such as passports or I.D. cards.
Gather Identity Documents
You will need to bring the following documents with you:
- Your original birth certificate.
- A copy of it.
- Passport and visa application form (if applicable).
If you are married, bring marriage certificates for both spouses and divorce decrees or court orders if applicable.
If one spouse is deceased, also get a death certificate so that we can verify that they have died (or at least divorced) before applying for their spouse’s visa application form.
Prepare Required Fees
You will need to pay a visa fee at the time of application, which is currently $20. The fee must be paid in cash or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard).
You can also pay by check, but it must be drawn from an American bank within 10 days of your application date.
If you have applied for an e-visa, there is no additional charge for this service and no need to submit any documents with your passport when applying online; but, if you are using paperless ETA forms, then please ensure that all required fees are included in their amount before submitting them via fax/email etc.
Submit Application and Receive B-2 Visa
Once you have your B-2 visa, it will take less than two weeks for the Consulate to issue it.
The passport office will send you an official confirmation email with all the details about your new passport and visa, including its validity period.
You must also have a return ticket when entering Panama (the Consulate doesn’t issue visas for travel on the same day).
This can be done online or by mail. Suppose you choose to apply in person at one of our offices.
In that case, we require that you bring along proof of funds supporting yourself during this visit—this could include bank statements showing sufficient funds available for more than three months after departure from Panama; cashier checks; credit cards with enough money on them; traveller’s checks (in U.S. dollars); etc.
Make sure you have all the necessary documents, set aside some time for the process, and be prepared for a small fee.
- Bring your passport and letter of invitation to the embassy or Consulate.
- Make an appointment in advance by calling the embassy or Consulate.
Bring copies of your identity documents (such as a birth certificate and driver’s license). You will need these to apply for an e-mailed visa application form, which you can print out at home and fill out on paper. The fee for processing this application is $60 per person upon arrival at the airport; this includes all fees associated with getting there and back again—including visa fees if applicable! If you’re applying online, be sure that you’ve set aside some time for it because it may take several days before they receive your application materials from abroad so that they can process them.”