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Execute Decree No. 414 of June 12th, 2012

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EXECUTIVE DECREE No. 414 OF 13 JUNE 2012 BY WHICH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRANTING OF ENTRY VISA OR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE IN THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA TO FOREIGN NATIONALITIES BE RESTRICTED SHOWING PROMISE OR HIRED LABOR CONTRACT ESTABLISHING LICENSED BY COMPANY Multinational companies or by companies established in the area PANAMA – PACIFIC ECONOMIC SPECIAL.

Law 3 of 2008, created the National Immigration Service, the Immigration Career and dictates provisions, Article 15 of Decree states that “The Executive Branch shall regulate the conditions and requirements that must be met to apply to each of the immigration categories and you can create other migratory subcategories.

The Ministry of Public Security, by Law 15 of 2010, falls the task of determining the security policies of the country and to plan, coordinate, monitor and support the efforts of security agencies and intelligence that make up the Ministry, with the Service Licenses of Multinational Corporations.

Under Law 41 of 2007, a Special Regime for the Establishment and Operation of Special Economic Area Panama-Pacific and autonomous state, called Agency Special Economic Area Panama-Pacific was created, provides a Migration Regime Area of Panama-Pacific, applicable to foreigners engaged by Companies of the Panama-Pacific Area, the Developer, the Operator or the Agency and their dependents under immigration categories covered by that Act and the regulations in force on the matter.

That in order to expedite the entry into the country of foreign workers from countries corresponding to restricted nationalities and demonstrating be hired or promise of employment contracts by companies with licenses Multinational Corporations or Companies Special Economic Area Panama- Pacific, the Developer, the Operator or the Agency under the laws applicable to one or another legal regime and its regulations, the Government considers it appropriate not require them to Recommendation Approval of the Security Council, nor the Certification Temporary Resident issued by the National Immigration Service.

 

DECREE

1. Abroad with restricted nationality which proves to be hired or promise of employment contracts by companies licensed by Multinational Corporations , may apply to the National Immigration Service or directly to the Single Window Tramites Investment Ministry of Commerce and Industry , Entry Visa or Temporary Residence in the Republic of Panama , which will be extended to their dependents.

2. Abroad restricted nationality which proves to be hired or promise of employment contract by Companies of the Panama -Pacific Area , the Developer, the Operator or the Agency may request the National Immigration Service in the integrated system procedures Area Panama- Pacific entry visa or temporary residence in the Republic of Panama , which will be extended to their dependents.

3. It does not require the recommendation for approval of the National Security Council , or the Certification of Temporary Resident issued by the National Immigration Service , foreigners of restricted nationalities applying for entry visa or processed temporary residence under the benefits of this Executive Order .
4.To apply for visas or temporary residence , mentioned in Articles 1 and 2 of this Executive Order , the applicant and their dependents must provide the following:

a. Form completed application Tourist Visa
b.Two (2 ) passport size photos .
c. Copy of passport collated by a notary public or legalized by the diplomatic representative in the country or the relevant authority in the place of issue, valid for at least three months.
d. Criminal record the country of origin or residence , duly apostilled or legalized.
e. Booking airfare , checked with flight itinerary.
f. Copy of identity card or residence meat in the country of domicile , valid for at least 6 months.
g. In case of foreign contracted or promise of employment contracts by companies with licenses Multinational Corporations, Certification issued by the Technical Secretary of the Commission Headquarters License Multinational Enterprises restricted nationality, in which it is established that the applicant company it is under the special regime established by Law 41 of 2007, which is responsible for the foreign applicant. For these purposes, the company Licensed Multinational Companies must present Charter authenticated Responsibility, signed by the legal representative or person empowered for this purpose, which also stating the name of the applicant employee and his generals, position or office that will occupy the functions to be performed, time for which he was hired and bears the costs of repatriation from abroad to their country of origin or destination.
h. If foreign restricted nationality hired or promise of employment contract by Companies of the Panama-Pacific, Developer, Area Operator or the Agency Certification issued by the Agency Special Economic Area Panama -Pacific, in which it is established that the company, the Developer, the Operator or the requesting agency is under the special scheme established by Law 41 of 2004 and is responsible for the foreign applicant. For these purposes effects, Enterprise, Developer, the Operator or the Agency of the Panama-Pacific Area shall submit Accountability Charter signed by the legal representative or person empowered for this purpose, which also stating the name of the applicant and his generals, office or position that will occupy the functions to be performed, time for which he was hired and bears the costs of repatriation from abroad to their country of origin.

5. The alien with restricted nationality will have a period of up to ninety calendar days from the date of its entry into the national territory , to apply for an entry visa or temporary residence referred to in the Special Regime Act 41 of 2007 or those indicated in the Special Regime law 41 of 2004 .