"Can I Have My Cake And Eat It Too?" Question About Pensionado Status
Saturday, June 16 2012 @ 10:28 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: First of all, you should consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in immigration issues, such as the guys at the Panama Relocation Attorneys or Panama Offshore Services. The details of what will be issued under the new Executive Order 343 are still being worked out, while the Pensionado status visa is a well established program that's codified in law. I think from experience every foreigner who becomes a Permanent Resident in Panama can only do so under one program. Meaning, if you obtain a Permanent Residency status under Executive Order 343, then you won't qualify for the Pensionado visa. So no, you probably can't have your cake and eat it too. But the bottom line remains, consult with a well known and established professional. Good luck.
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