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Type of Panama Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 30 to 35 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 10,899/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders wishing to enter Panama for tourism or visit purpose
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 30 to 35 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Fees: INR 10,899/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders attending business meetings, conferences in Panama
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Documents required for Panama Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Panama Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Personal Identity Document: Aadhaar Card, PAN Card etc
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Evidence of Economic Solvency:

    • depending on trip duration and no less than USD$500.00 per month. This can be verified with any and all of the following:
    • Updated bank statements from previous 3 months
    • Tax returns from previous 3 years
    • Credit Card Statements of last 3 months
    • Traveler Cheques
    • Letter from employer that reflects your monthly wages. (Must be translated to Spanish)
    • If acting as a businessman, submit a bank reference
    • Any other reasonable proof of income accepted by the National Service for Migration.
    • Kindly note:

      The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Panama Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Panama?

    Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Panama. you are required to obtain a visa from the Panamanian consulate in your country prior to traveling to Panama. You will not be allowed entry at the border if you do not have this visa stamped in your passport.A Panamavisa for Indians can be private, tourist, business and work – depending on the purposeof a visit.

  • add How can I apply for a Panama visa online?

    It is a straight forward and effortless process to apply for a Panama visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Panama visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved

  • add Can I travel to Panama without a Visa?

      The National Immigration Service has established that it will not be necessary to request a visa to enter Panama, regardless of your nationality, in the following circumstances: If the person has a multiple-entry visa, duly emitted by Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, the United States of America, Korea, Japan, Singapore or any other state of the European Union, with a validity of at least six (6) months before coming to Panama, and that the visa has been used previously in that territory. Under this visa exemption decree, you are only allowed to stay in the country for 30 days as tourist and will need to apply for a visa extension at the Immigration Office when you are approaching the 30 days, even if your time approved to stay in STRI Panama was granted for three months or any other term.
  • add So, I can travel to Panama without a visa?

    Yes. Those who hold a valid multiple entry visa from one of the following countries: USA, Australia, Canada, or United Kingdom, which has been used at least one time to enter these countries, may enter the Republic of Panama without a visa regardless of their nationality.

  • add What are the types of Panama visa for Indians?

    Indians travelling to Panama can choose from either a tourist/business visa based on certain criteria. The two applicable types of visas for Indian citizens are:

    • Type (A) visa:

      It is applicable for Indians holding a valid visa and has at least once travelled with a multiple entries visa for the following countries: USA, UK Canada, Australia, European or the Schengen States.
    • Type (C) visa:

      It is applicable if the applicant is not holding any valid visa

  • add What should I do if I need a Type (A) Visa?

    If you all under the category of Type (A) visa, you are entitled to take a Visa on Arrival at Panama Airport for a fee of USD $35.

  • add What should I do if I need a Type (C) Visa?

    If you fall under the category of Type (C) visa, you are required to obtain a stamped visa.

  • add What are the important entry requirements for Panama visa?

    All foreign nationals need a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry. Tourists must also be able to prove that they have at least US$500—a bank statement, travelers checks, or a credit card usually works. Finally, all travelers entering Panama must have a return or onward ticket out of the country.

  • add What is the validity of my Panama visa?

    Visitors are allowed to stay in Panama for a maximum period of 1 month.

  • add Do I need to submit my passport when applying for a Panama Visa online?

    Yes. A valid passport with a minimum of two blank pages is required to be submitted in as the Panama Visa is a stamp or a sticker duly placed on the same.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Panama visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Panama
    • How long you intend to stay in Panama
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Panama
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Panama
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Panama
    • If you have a permit to Panama the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Panama
  • add What type of entry is granted for a Panama Visa for Indians?

    A single entry is granted. The visa cannot be used for multiple entries into the country.

  • add Can I extend the Panama Tourist Visa?

    Indians entering Panama as a tourist and offered a Panama Tourist visa for less than ninety (90) days, subject to discretion of the General Director of the National Service of Immigration, and before the expiration of the Panama Tourist visa, will be able to request personally or by means of legal attorney an extension up to completing a maximum time of stopover of ninety (90) days.Petitions are approved or denied on a case-by-case basis. Akbar Travels recommends you apply at least a week before your time is up

  • add What more do I need to know about the Panama tourist visa from India?

    It is a legal document that allows visitors to enter Panama, without which problems could be faced. Hence, it is advisable to keep the visa and passport in safe custody.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrenceof unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Panama Visa for Indians?

    Contact our Visa Experts and apply for your Panama visa instantly with minimum documents and lowest visa fee. No need to visit our office and no need to deal with the Embassy. We do it all for you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Panama Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Panama Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Panama Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Panama Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Panama visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Panama visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Panama Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Panama visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Panama Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Panama

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Panama Visa;
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  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Panama Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Panama ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Panama
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Panama Travel guide

Linking Central and Southern America, Panama is a small nation on the isthmus, surrounded by masses of the ocean on either of its sides. Home to millions of plant species, it is known to have one of the most diverse flora and fauna in the whole of the region. It is the only place in the world where you can see the sunrise on the Pacific and the sunset on the Atlantic Read more

  • From its crystal-clear beaches to dense rainforests and coffee plantations, Panama bustles with nature. Arrive during the dry season between December and April as this is when travellers can enjoy the lively holiday periods of Christmas, New Year and the Holy Week. The conditions during this spell are ideal to explore the country. Beware that flights and hotels in popular tourist spots are at a premium. To escape such prices, travel during the wet spell which stretches from May to December. However, it is advisable not to as the heavy rainfall is a cause to landslides and flooded beaches.
  • Panama welcomes over 1.5 million tourists annually and for the most part, it is absolutely safe. Pickpocketing is becoming a common occurrence on the streets and it is recommended that you go prepared and are alert. Other than that, there is nothing to worry about. Grasp a few words in Spanish before arriving; being the national language, it is spoken widely. Although, some Panama nationals are bi-lingual, speaking both Spanish and English with equal ease.
  • Tocumen International Airport is a busy international airport in Panama City. International airlines such as Emirates, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, British Airways and Lufthansa fly here, offering numerous connecting flights from India. The airport has a developed transport system with taxis and bus services available at all times though located on the city outskirts
  • What to see in Panama

  • Panama boasts unique tourist attractions that are a treat to the eye. The famous Panama Canal is a 48-mile-long waterway that connects the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean. Hop on to a cruise or rent a boat because the best way to enjoy this site is to literally get in the middle of it.
  • Stroll through Casco Viejo, an old historic quarter in the Panama City, rebuilt soon after it was destroyed by incoming pirates in the 16th century. Inside this quarter, visit the San Jose Church, its stunning architecture will leave you in awe. Have a seat in the National Theatre, designed by an Italian; its neo-boutique touch is worth stopping by. Here, one can also find The Presidential Palace of Panama, small museums and cathedrals.
  • While you are here, do not miss out on a plantation! Green Acres Chocolate farm is a widespread cocoa farm and tropical botanical garden. A perfect blend of a rainforest and chocolate factory, tourists can learn the magic behind the making of organic chocolates as well as view some amazing collection of flora, often accompanied by beautiful species of birds and insects.
  • For the adrenaline lovers, head over to the La Buga Dive Centre and Surf School, professionals in scuba diving and surfing, you are sure to experience the marine world like never before. Conveniently located next to the main dock, it very easy to access from the various islands. 'The Real Panama Trs' offers one-day excursions bringing tourists close to the wildlife, meet indigenous tribes and enjoy thrilling boat rides, all on a private basis! For hikers, the Pipeline Trail tops the charts.
  • Panamanian cuisine is a blend of multiple ethnicities such as Spanish, African, and Native American. A variety of tropical vegetables, herbs, and fruits are used. Arroz con Pollo (rice and chicken), Hojaldras (fried dough), Empanada (baked pastry with meat filling), Sancocho (chicken stew), and Ceviche (seafood appetizer) are the must-try foods! If you aren't a meat lover, Panama is packed with restaurants and cafes that serve vegetarian meals.
  • Panama happens to be a shopper's delight. From malls and plazas to open markets, it has something for everyone, whether you are on a budget or not. Make space for indigenous handicrafts, with an endless assortment of products to choose from, they are a must-buy. Jewellery, clothing, painted hats and bags are sold in abundance. Albrook Mall is a hotspot for avid shoppers. For crafts, Casco Viejo in the old town is second to none.

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Panama Facts and Figures

Region:
Central America
Major cities :
Panama City, Santiago, Tocumen, Colón
National Day:
November 3
Capital:
Panama City
Time in Panama:
IST (-) 10.30 hours Read more
Language:
Spanish
Area:
75,517 km²
Population:
41 Lakhs
Currency:
Panamanian Balboa (PAB)
Main Airlines:
Air Panama, Copa Airlines
International Airports :
Air Panama, Copa Airlines
Best time to visit:
December to April
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Panama Embassy

No. 3 D, Palme Marg,
Vasant Vihar
New Delhi 110057
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