Panama has visa waivers for multiple citizens, and others require a visitor's visa to be applied at the nearest consulate of Panama. There are no exceptions for visiting investment projects for RBI, and when a visa is required, a standard tourist application must be requested complying with the consulate's listed requirements.
What types of visas can I apply for before I apply for Panama’s RBI program?
I want to conduct a site investigation on a real estate project before I apply for a self-economic solvency visa in Panama. What type of visa do I need for this trip? Does visiting investment projects for RBI purposes a convincing reason to get a visa?
There are several nationalities that are exempted from requesting a visa to visit Panama or even stay for a few months. However, if you do require a visa, you should request a tourist visa, which may be requested at the nearest Panamanian consulate to you.
Please note that visiting investment projects for RBI purposes doesn't grant you a visa. The type of visa will depend on your citizenship and the amount of time you need to conduct the investigation.