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What kinds of jobs are acceptable for the Panama business investor visa application?

I would like to apply for permanent residency in Panama through its business investor visa program. I understand that the investment has to create jobs for local people. However, it is not clear to me what kind of jobs are acceptable. Do part-time positions count? Can I hire contractors?

  • Panama Global Solutions
    June 07, 2019

    Indeed, a minimum investment of $160,000 is required. You should set up your own company and hire at least five Panamanian citizens in your company at a minimum wage. All these five employees must be hired full time as such (not as contractors).

  • Mulford Abogados
    June 07, 2019

    Please note that under the business investor visa, you have to create a minimun five full-time jobs for Panamanians. Part time doesn't count, nor do contractors either. It must be a working relationship.

  • Kraemer & Kraemer
    June 07, 2019

    Besides the minimum investment amount, the business investor visa requires the creation of at least 5 jobs, which must be Panamanians on payroll full time with minimum wage.