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Visa Requirement for extended stay in Panama

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Visa Requirement for extended stay in Panama

Going to Panama for a 6 month to 1 year stay and need to know what is required and how to go about obtaining a tourist visa for a stay longer than 180 days,

Panama City, Panama
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1. Re: Visa Requirement for extended stay in Panama

If you are traveling on a US passport you get 6 months on entry - you then need to leave the country for 3 days or so (the regulations say 72 hours) - and return to get another 6 months.

You can't extend a tourist visa.

Panama City, Panama
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2. Re: Visa Requirement for extended stay in Panama

Many of my friends just hop, skip or jump over to Costa Rica for the time and come back for another six months.

Madrid, Spain
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3. Re: Visa Requirement for extended stay in Panama

See for example hablayapanama.com/faqs/…visaextension

Popping out for a three day trip sounds a lot simpler !

4. Re: Visa Requirement for extended stay in Panama

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