10,000 Foreigners Try To Migrate In Panama

Monday, May 27 2013 @ 05:23 PM UTC

Contributed by: Anonymous

About 10,000 foreigners in Panama have signed to regularize their immigration status during the eleventh process "Crisol de Razas" organized by the National Immigration Service (SNM) today, an official source said yesterday.

The conference will be held in the Roberto Durán arena, Panama City, until June 3, and involved "all foreign nationals with more than a year of living in the country without immigration status," the SNM warned in a statement.

Outsiders, in order to be served, must have a booked appointment via the Internet, a mechanism established to ease the process, which also requires the intervention of a lawyer.

In Panama there is a "large number of foreigners in irregular migratory status," says the Government, so the mechanism makes it easier to obtain legal residency and a work permit in order to protect their rights and is taxable and listed on the social security system.

Also in this period, the foreigners, which were previously hosted the regularization process and have an expired migratory license, have an opportunity to participate, with the ease to conduct a second renewal for a residence permit for ten years.

According to official data, in the ten previous regulatory processes, which initiated in 2008, 30,513 foreigners have benefited with this.

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