Work Permits and Visas in Panama

Understanding the legal requirements and necessary visas for working in Panama...

Obtaining a work permit in Panama and subsequently finding work can be challenging for foreigners. There are several visa options, but these are mostly based on residents having their own monthly income from various sources, or making investments in Panama. This section gives details on Investor and Work visas. For details on other types of visa, see Residency in Panama.

The most common ways to obtain work in Panama is either to be relocated by an existing employer, or to start a business.