Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html
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.
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable 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 at ceac.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 any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.
More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at www.EVUS.gov. There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
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.
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.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Other Fees
- Bank and Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Pickup Address
- Track My Passport/Visa
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Renew My Business/Tourism Visa
- Application Pending Further Action