There are four categories for those who wish to enter into panama for tourist purposes.
1. Authorization from Immigration Authorities: The Panama high Authority asks the residents of certain countries to get authorization from the Immigration authorities to enter into the country. The Nationals of Countries who need to get authorization from Immigration Authorities can be by making a visit to Panama Embassy Visa Authorization section.
2. Stamped Visa: The Nationals of many countries including Britain need a stamped visa to enter into Panama. Complete list of the countries whose Nationals need a stamped visa to enter Panama can be seen here.
3. Tourist Card: There are certain countries the residents of which can enter into Panama with only tourist card. Tourist cards can be obtained on arrival at the airport. Complete list of the countries whose residents need only tourist card to enter Panama can be see here.
4. Visa Exempted Countries: Panama does not ask for the tourist visit visa for the Nationals of many countries. The complete list of the countries can be seen here.
Below given procedure is for those who need to get a visa before entering into Panama.
You can download the application form from the relevant link on the official website of the Panama Embassy in London. Alternatively, you can download application form from the link given below.
Click to Download Application Form.
Following are the requirements that should be met in order to get a visa.
(a) Two completed application forms duly signed by the applicant.
(b) Valid Passport that should be valid for at least six months on the time of application.
(c) A photocopy of the principal page of the passport.
(d) Two colour passport sized Photographs in light colour background.
(e) Bank Statement showing that you can bear the expenses of your trip to Panama.
(f) Return Ticket.
(g) Visa Fee
If you are the National of other country, you need to submit the resident visa from the U.K and copy of any other visa.
Visa fee for the Single Entry visit visa that will be valid for three months is 60 pounds. Fee should be paid in cash. You cannot pay fee in cheques because the Panama Embassy does not accept cheques.
Submission of Application
Applications can only be submitted in person at the visa section of the Panama Embassy in London. You need to visit the Embassy between 9:00 to 13:30 from Monday to Friday to submit your application.
Standard processing time for the applications is 40 working days. Therefore you should apply well in advance to avoid any inconvenience.
If you submit your application in person, you need to visit the Visa Section of the Panama Embassy in London. You can collect your visa between 9:00 to 13:30 from Monday to Friday. Once you receive you visa, you should it that all your particulars are completed.