Another Immigration "Melting Pot" Event Coming In October
Saturday, September 15 2012 @ 12:49 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Have at least one year in the country;
- The entry stamps in the passport must not have more than six months between them, from one to the next;
- The applicant cannot have already started legalization proceedings in the National Immigration Service under some other program;
- The applicant must apply personally.
Foreigners who wish to apply for work permits for humanitarian reasons must meet the following requirements:
- Two passport photos;
- The Request (which may be submitted by the applicant or legal representative by proxy);
- The resolution issued by the National Immigration Service giving them permission for temporary residence;
- A copy certified before a Notary Public of the card issued by the National Immigration Service.
Editor's Comment: Anyone who has been coming to Panama as a tourist and doing the "six month border hop" to remain legal might want to consider this option. When finished, you end up with an identification card from Immigration granting you temporary residence for two years. And once you are granted the immigration status, you can apply for a work permit, which allows you to legally work in the country for any company, on the books. This is one of the tools being used by the government of Panama to bring those foreigners who are living and working here anyway, off the books and illegally, into the regularized system.