Qualified Investor Visa

The qualified investor visa grants permanent residency for the applicant who invests in Panama. Applications are generally reviewed within 30 days and the investor can become a permanent resident if approved.


  • Invest $300,000 (Increases to $500,000 in October 2024)  in real estate or invest $750,000 as a fixed term bank deposit

  • Valid passport and 5 additional photos

  • Authenticated copy of the passport

  • Clear criminal background certificate - apostilled

  • Personal background declaration

  • Certificate of good health

  • Payment of $5000 for immigration + $1000 per dependent

  • Payment of $5000 for treasury + $1000 per dependent

  • Certified bank letter stating funds received and sent

  • Authenticated bank statements showing funds transaction

  • Certified bank letter or notarized letter from receiver confirming funds received

  • Property purchase contract for real estate investment

Dependents must include:

  • Letter of responsibility

  • Proof of relationship (birth / marriage certificates)

  • Proof of address showing same address

  • Children 18 or older must show proof of studies in Panama and single status

  • Adults (spouse / parents) must also include police clearance certificates

  • Spouse must include marriage certificate

The process: 

  • Fastest permanent residency - Applications are generally reviewed within only 30 days and if approved, the applicant is a permanent resident. 

  • The applicant must submit proof of investment annually to show the investment is still valid.  

The cost: 

  • Main applicant - $15,000 

  • Dependent 12 years and older - $2800 

  • Dependent under 12 - $1800