Panama allows citizens from any citizenship to apply for any of Panama’s immigrant investor programs. However, some of them have an additional process, as the application needs to be previously verified by the Ministry of Public Security. Also, the source of funds needs to be clear and easy to prove.
Are there nationalities that are not allowed to apply for any of Panama’s immigrant investor programs?
I am from the Middle East. Some people here are not permitted to travel (to the United States, for example) or invest due to source of funds problems. What about Panama? What kind of regulations will I face, and is it possible for me?
There are no kinds of limitations when it comes applying for any of our investor programs. However, citizens from certain nationalities will need to request a tourist visa to enter Panama and, later on, to request residency. All countries from the Middle East are included in such type of requirements. The applicant must start the process at the nearest Panamanian consulate and, once granted, they will be able to enter Panama as a tourist and apply for one of our investor residency programs.
Panama classifies nationalities as visa waivers, stamped visas or restricted visas. So, depending on the country of nationality, additional rules apply, but the residency programs are available to everyone.