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last updated on 2019-02-02 by SteVas

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: Panama-ACS@state.gov (for American Citizen Services in Panama) panama.uscis@dhs.gov (for USCIS Field Office in Panama) Panama-IVisas@state.gov (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? Hospital Punta Pacifica

*** Although they request medical exam to be completed at least 6 days prior to interview, medical appointments may not be available beforehand. Due to there only being one place to have medical exam completed, your medical may be scheduled after your interview. They will send the results to the embassy. Your visa will be available approximately one week once medical is approved. ***
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.

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