Panama, Panama
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last updated on 2018-06-21 by Greenbaum

Phone Number: Phone: (507) 317-5000 Fax: (507) 207-7303

Telephone inquiries are from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
E-Mail: (for American Citizen Services in Panama) (for USCIS Field Office in Panama) (visa inquiries)
Address: American Citizen Services Unit
Consular Section, Unit 0945
APO AA 34002

Seccion Consular
Embajada de los Estados Unidos
Apartado 0816-02561
Zona 5
Panama, Republica de Panama
Working Hours: Immigrant Visa Section: Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Closed on US & Panamanian Holidays
Best Contact Method: They will call or email
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves NVC Package: 1 month (Medical must be finished 6 days before interview)
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains: For information about how to apply for U.S. non-immigrant visas in Panama, please contact our call center between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays, at 833-9393. Or visit our new visa information website for the most recent guidance.
Issues Packet 4?
Packet 4 Contents (if known):
Forms to Consulate? 1. Birth certificate
2. Police records
3. 2 Photos
4. Any additional evidence of the relationship

Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered? No
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? Yes
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? No
If not what's the waiting period? 1-2 weeks
Is the Medical exam same day as interview? Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam? $270
List of doctors? Centro Medico Paitilla or Hospital Punta Pacifica
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 4
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? 15-30 minutes
Vaccination requirements?
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
Additional Info? Non Immigrant Visa fees are paid prior to interview at any "Banco General" branch
K-1 is also paid prior to the interview

According to USCIS, DCF ended 1st Feb 2013 here. Panama embassy website has not been updated to reflect this change.

Recent Visa Approvals

Robert & Karen
K1 Visa (2018-10-31)
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IR-1/CR-1 Visa (2018-09-04)
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K1 Visa (2018-06-27)
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IR-1/CR-1 Visa (2018-06-26)
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K1 Visa (2018-03-29)
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K1 Visa (2017-07-20)
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K1 Visa (2017-02-16)
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K1 Visa (2016-12-15)
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IR-1/CR-1 Visa (2016-11-22)
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K1 Visa (2016-09-21)

Upcoming Interviews

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K1 Visa (2019-01-30)
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K1 Visa (2019-01-30)
Ari & Juan
K1 Visa (2019-02-27)