Authentication of Documents

Information on authentication and notarisation of documents when applying for a Panama visa...

All overseas documents must be translated, notarised and authenticated at a Panamanian consulate or apostilled in the applicant's country of origin before being presented to the authorities. The cost of authentication is US$30 per page and it can be done in person or by post.

To obtain authentication by post, a letter to the relevant regional Consulate General of Panama must be included. The letter should give details of the applicant's name, address, telephone number, and email address. It should also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check to the amount of US$30 per page, made payable to the Consulate General of Panama.

All documents must be valid and current. If applying with a spouse and/or children, include a marriage certificate and valid birth certificates for any children under 18. Photocopies are not accepted and copies must be issued by the authority originally in charge of recording the marriage or birth(s).