Next "Melting Pot" Visa Fair To Be Held Next Week (Get Your Work Permit)
Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 10:28 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Applicants must have a year or more in Panama. They cannot have already started some other process of legalization to remain in Panama. And, they will have to pay the amounts allocated for immigration services - $767 for citizens from countries with a visa suppression agreement, $1,272 for countries without a visa suppression agreement, and $2,602 for restricted nationalities. (Panama America)
Editor's Comment: Panama is trying to get as many people as possible to sign up for this program. It's aimed at people who are currently in the country on a tourist visa who are working illegally. They want you to sign up, get a card, and get your work permit so you can work legally in the country. Then you can pay income taxes and social security, work "on the books" and all that. Unemployment in urban areas is down to less than 2% for the most part, and in some sectors there are more jobs than people with a pulse to fill them.