PANAMA – Permanent Residence Now Available to SEM Employees

Following the enactment of Law 57 of 24 October 2018, employees of multinational headquarters (“Sedes de Empresas Multinacionales” or SEM) will be able to apply for permanent residence after five years of temporary residence, while continuing to work for the same company in Panama.

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PANAMA – Permanent Residence Now Available to SEM Employees

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PANAMA – Executive Decree Clarifies Basis for Cancelling Work Permits

On 31 May 2018, the Ministry of Labour published an executive decree setting out possible grounds for the cancellation of work permits.

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PANAMA – Executive Decree Clarifies Basis for Cancelling Work Permits

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PANAMA – Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

Effective 4 April 2018, valid Schengen visas and EU residence permits are again accepted for entry into Panama.

Moreover, effective 1 June 2018 Indian nationals will be able to enter Panama with a stamped visa, rather than an authorized visa.

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PANAMA – Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

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PANAMA – New Online Application for Travel Permits for Minors

Effective 1 April 2018, the National Immigration Authority will implement a mandatory online application process for travel permits for minors exiting the country with one or no parents.

The introduction of the new system may cause delays.

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PANAMA – New Online Application for Travel Permits for Minors

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person [UPDATED]

On 26 December 2017, the Ministry of Labour issued a decree requiring all work permit applicants to visit the Ministry in person for biometric registration before submitting any initial or renewal work permit application.

UPDATE: The Ministry of Labour Resolution No. DM-064-2018 of 8 February 2018, published on 20 February 2018, reveals more details of this new registration requirement.

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person [UPDATED]

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person

On 26 December 2017, the Ministry of Labour issued a decree requiring all work permit applicants to visit the Ministry in person for biometric registration before submitting any initial or renewal work permit application.

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PANAMA – Work Permit Applicants Must Attend Ministry of Labour in Person

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PANAMA – Chinese Nationals No Longer Require Authorized Visas

Effective 17 October 2017, Chinese nationals can enter Panama with a consular Stamped Visa, and no longer require an Authorized Visa.

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PANAMA – Chinese Nationals No Longer Require Authorized Visas

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