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Important Notice!

In accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, beginning in November 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports will be required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application via a website every two years, or upon getting a new passport, whichever occurs first. This mechanism will be called EVUS - Electronic Visa Update System.

根据美中双方签署的延长签证有效期的协议,自2016年11月起,凡持有10 年 B1,B2 或 B1/B2签证的中华人民共和国护照持有人需要每两年或在获取新护照时(无论哪种情况先发生),通过网站更新他们签证申请上的个人资料及其他信息。这个机制我们称之为EVUS –签证更新电子系统。

You do not need to take any action until the EVUS online update system becomes available in November 2016. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information throughout the year. For further information, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS.

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The U.S. Embassy in Panama has extremely limited storage facilities for visitors and is not responsible for items either left or lost on its premises. Carrying many items dramatically slows down the security screening process, resulting in much longer waiting times to enter the building. We request you bring nothing to the embassy except the documents related to your visa interview and absolutely refrain from bringing multiple electronic items and bags.

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If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but have received notice that you are no longer eligible to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form atceac.state.gov/genniv/, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you received regarding your ESTA status.

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Effective Monday, 22 June 2015, the U.S. Embassy will strictly enforce the regulation restricting Consular Section access to visa applicants only. This is necessary due to space constraints. Accompanying personnel will not be permitted entry to the Consulate with the following exceptions:

  • Elderly visa applicants requiring assistance
  • Minors under 18 accompanied by parents or legal representatives
  • Disabled applicants requiring assistance
  • Representatives from social organizations sponsoring applicants
  • Translators for those individuals who do not speak Spanish or English
  • The Consular Section will not respond to inquiries about individual visa cases from third parties as visa information is confidential. Consequently, the section will not entertain inquiries from third parties accompanying visa applicants on the day of their interviews.
Due to Waiting Room constraints, applicants should not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time.

 

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Panama. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Panama.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Panama.