Retire in Panama at any Age

The Retiree residency visa is the easiest in the world.
Enjoy tax benefits, a strong financial center and a vibrant lifestyle.

Live on the Beach, the Mountains or the Metropolis

World's Best Retirement Visa is also the Easiest to get

Who can Apply?

Anyone over 18 years of age that can show at least $1,000 USD monthly income from Donations, Royalties, Annuity , Pension or any other sources can apply. 

The income, pension or annuity can be from a private company, military, government agencies, corporations, a bank, an insurance company, or a trust. 

Visit Panama for 5 days to submit the application and obtain your temporary residency card.

The processing takes 3 to 6 months.
You do not need to stay in Panama while your visa is being processed.

When the application is approved, you will be granted permanent residency. You will need to visit Panama again to obtain your permanent residency card.


Passport from any country

National criminal background certificate

Letter from a private company, guild, military, government, trust, insurance, or any other type of agency, stating you receive at least $1,000 USD per month for life

Good health certificate issued in Panama

Sworn declaration form

6 passport size photos

Proof of domicile in Panama, through a utility bill, rental agreement, or a letter from a hotel

The following documents must be apostilled at a Panamanian Consulate in the country they were issued :

-National Background Check
-Pension letter



The Pensionado residence visa provides several discounts from movie theaters, restaurants, hotels, pharmacies, concerts, medical or dental consultations, prescription medications, hospital bills, and domestic airlines along with other products or services. 

Retire in Panama and get a carefree life with new, exciting opportunities:

-Hobbies like music and theater
-Sports like golf, boating and fishing
-Operating your dream business is made easier

-Make money online and don’t pay any taxes for sales outside of Panama
-Invest in any venue imaginable with quick and easy business permits that are inexpensive
-Look and feel younger having fun, staying active and having access to top medical or alternative health care options.

Application Process

The easy 4-Step application process is fast.
We make every step quick and easy while you enjoy a working vacation.

Email Documents

Email us the required documents for approval.

Visit Panama And Apply for Residency

Have a mini vacation while you visit Panama to apply for your residencey visa.

Receive Temporary Residency Visa

We accompany you to the Immigration Panama office to receive your Visa.

Wait 3 to 6 months for Processing Permanent Residence Visa

You do not need to stay in Panama while your Visa is being processed.

Places to Visit while In Panama

Ask Us Anything

The Panama Retiree Visa allows you to bring your family with you.  To bring your spouse or children 18 and under, you must increase your minimum monthly income by $250 USD per family member.

Documents for family members:

  • Marriage Certificate 
  • National Background Check for spouse
  • Children’s Birth Certificate/s 
  • 6 photographs of each family member
  • Health certificate for each family member issued in Panama
  • Letter of responsibility

If the objective is to get Citizenship and Passport, a work permit is necessary for Pensioners that are not operating their own Business or investing in Panama

Visa holders can still obtain a work permit in two ways:

a) Request a 3-year renewable work permit

b) Request a permanent work permit after 10 years of residency


The following documents must be apostilled at a Panamanian Consulate in your country.
-National Background Check
-Pension letter
-Marriage Certificate (if applying with a spouse)
-Birth Certificate (if applying with children)

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