The Panamanian government has extended the deadline to renew expired residence permits.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals living in Panama whose residence permits expired on or after March 13, 2020, can now renew them until Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Those who have been living in Panama on an expired visa must still pay overstay fines for each month they stayed in the country.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals who have not renewed their residence permits and stayed beyond their expiration date have to pay $50 per month of overstay, either to leave the country or file for renewal.

BAL Analysis: Panamanian authorities have extended the deadline to renew expired residence permits to allow more foreign nationals to stay in the country legally.

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