Visa Waiver

“Based on Executive Decree #114 dated April 4, 2018, those who hold a passport with more than 3 month validity left and a valid multiple visa from one of the following countries: the United States of America, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, or Schengen treaty, or a resident permission issued by those mentioned countries or EU, are able to enter the territory of the Republic of Panama regardless of their nationality. The visa should have been used at least once to enter those mentioned 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 Tourism Card, based on Article 9 of Executive Decree No. 320 dated August 8, 2008. The issuance of Tourism 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:    

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    




Consul General of Panama in Tokyo H.E. Ritter N. Diaz Since October 10, 2016, The Consulate General of Panama in Tokyo has been relocated to following adress. 1F, Samon Building , 2-21-7,  Higashi Azabu Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0044 Tel: 03-3585-3661 Fax: 03-3585-3662 E-mails: General Matters: Ship Registration: Crew Licenses: Visa/Legalization: Passport: Segumar Section:  
Access * 4min walk from Akabanebashi station (Oedo Line) Nakanobashi Exit  


Consul General of Panama in Kobe Mr. Rafael Aparicio Cedeño
Yamamoto Bldg., 7th Fl.
71, Kyomachi, Chuo-ku Kobe 650-0034, Japan Tel. (078) 392-3361/2 Fax. (078) 392-7208


General Matters: Ship Registration: Crew Licenses:
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 TEL: 202-483-1407 FAX: 202-483-8413 / 8416 E-MAIL: Canada 130 Albert St. Suite No.300 Ottawa, On. KIP 5G4, Canada TEL: 236-7177 FAX: 236-5775 E-mail: