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Immigration

President Juan Carlos Varela and Security Minister Alexis Bethancourt, signed two executive decrees establishing new immigration measures for citizens with Schengen visa or residence permit in the countries of the European Union and in turn approved change visa status restricted to stamped visa for the citizens of India.

The first decree signed states that visas issued by countries making up the Schengen area (covering 26 countries in Europe) should be multiple visas, have been used prior in the territory of the grantor country and its minimum term of one year to moment of entering Panamanian territory.

The second decree, which will become effective as of June 1, 2018, establishes that the stamped visas for Hindus may be issued by the Consulates of the Republic of Panama in the Republic of India. The migratory category of stamped visa is the same as that currently applied to citizens of countries such as the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

 

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