Creation of a short-stay visa as a remote worker

By Executive Decree No. 198 of 2021, the Ministry of Public Security created the Short-stay Visa for remote workers within the immigration category of Non-Resident for those foreigners who meet the following conditions:

1. To have an operative contract from a foreign company of a transnational nature or to be a self-employed worker in the modality of teleworking.

2. To perform functions that have their effects outside of Panama.

3. To receive income from a foreign source in an annual amount not less than US$ 36,000, or its equivalent in a foreign currency.

This visa entitles the foreigner to telework within the Republic of Panama, without having to obtain any other permit; and will be valid for nine months, extendable once for the same period.

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Download Executive Decree No. 198 by clicking here.