Moving to Panama

Essential information on moving to Panama: the rules and regulations that might affect your move, details about the country's social and economic health, plus a checklist to help plan your relocation...

Legal requirements to visit or stay in Panama might depend on your nationality, reason for entry, intended duration of stay and even income.

This section guides you through the residency requirements and provides information about the different types of visa and how to apply for one.

Need to know more about Panama's economy, society and culture to help inform your decision to move? You'll find key details here, along with an overview of the country's geography, history and climate.

Bringing pets? Animals also need to have their papers in order! Find out about the documents and medical checks needed to take your pet dogs and cats with you to Panama.