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How to Get a Pensionado Visa

Listen to the replay of the Saturday, October 2, 2021, Panama Relocation Tours weekly Conference call to learn the step-by-step process for getting a Pensionado Visa in Panama. It’s easier than you think and faster now!


There are several very important takeaways in this Conference Call:

1. If you have dings on your national criminal report (like FBI report), you will need to get a Buena Vista. That process can take 3-4 months. This must be done before you can apply for a visa.

2. Contact an immigration attorney 3-5 months before you plan to come to Panama to get a Visa. They will advise you which visa is best for your personal situation and give you a list of documents to gather in your country. And they will put you on their schedule. We have a list of reliable and affordable immigration lawyers in our Complete Panama Relocation Guide. The Guide also contains much more information about getting a visa and relocating to Panama.

3. The name on your national criminal report (FBI) must match the name on your passport exactly. If it’s not the same, it will be rejected by immigration.

4. Once your documents are authenticated by the Panama Consulate in your country, you need to mail all original documents to your attorney at least two weeks before you plan to arrive in Panama.

5. There is a three-step process for getting a visa. For a Pensionado Visa, it will be completed within 3-6 months. Have patience.

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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