Based on Executive Decree #591 dated December 28th, 2016, those who hold a passport with 3 month validity left and a resident permission or a valid multiple visa from one of the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia
, may enter Panama regardless of their nationality. The visa should have been used at least one time to enter these countries and should have more than 1 year validity left when entering Panama. Upon presentation of the resident permission or the visa issued from the above mentioned countries, the carrier or immigration office will deliver a Tourist Card, based on Article 9 of Excutive Decree No. 320 dated August 8, 2008. The issuance of Tourist Card will cost US$30.00.
Japanese Passport Holders
Japanese passport holders, including Diplomatic and Official passport, DO NOT
require visa to enter Panama as tourist, and are able to remain in Panama for a maximum of 180 days.
Please make sure that you have the following requirements:
*At least 6 months of validity left on your passport.
*A return/onward ticket.
*Sufficient funds at least US$500.00.
If you want to stay longer than 180 days, you may extend your stay in the Immigration Offices in Panama. Please be informed that the Consulates are not authorized to issue any other visa than tourist visa. Please refer to the following web page of the Immigration Offices in Panama: http://www.migracion.gob.pa/
Tourist Visa Application
*Only for foreign citizens, who currently reside in Japan.
If you do not qualify for the visa waiver mentioned above, you may need a stamped visa or an authorized visa, depending on your nationality. Please contact the Panama Consulates in Japan (Tokyo/Kobe)
for more information.
For authorized visa, the approval process may take up to 60 business days,
depending on the verification and completion of your documents.
Monday to Friday, 9:45 – 11:45 AM
* 4min walk from Akabanebashi station (Oedo Line) Nakanobashi Exit
For those seeking information in North America, please contact below. Embassy of Panama in the U.S. and Canada.
U.S.A. (Washington D.C.)
ADD: 2862 MC. GILL TERRACE, NW, WASHINGTON D.C. 20008
FAX: 202-483-8413 / 8416
130 Albert St. Suite No.300 Ottawa, On. KIP 5G4, Canada