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Panama: A sustainable option for citizenship


panama, environment, investment, relocation, residency

Do you find yourself looking overseas for a new place to call home?


Well, in today’s article we’ll explore a nation offering a sustainable residency program, an exciting prospect for those of you looking to make environmental investment, and by the end hopefully we can help make your decision on which country you’ll soon be calling home a little bit easier.


Why Panama?


The focus of today’s post is Panama, specifically, the reforestation visa for foreigners looking to relocate to the Latin American nation. It is important to understand that each residency program is different, and the example we will share today represents a sustainable option for the future, which makes it all the more interesting and intriguing.


Criteria and details are key factors in a process such as this because they represent the difference between an application being successful or not. Please find below the requirements to be able to make an application for the reforestation visa in Panama:

· Process application with a Panamanian lawyer

· Apostille the documents with the Panamanian Consul in your country of origin

· Clean criminal record

· The documents need to be dated within 4 months of you making the application

· Passport valid for 6 months after application is made

· Proof of investment

· Authenticated copy of certificate of shares in favour of the reforestation investors


What can I invest in?


You have three options for investment, they are:

1. Minimum investment of US$80,000 in a government approved reforestation project. You will receive a 5-year temporary residency with no right to apply for citizenship afterwards

2. Minimum investment of US$100,000 in a government approved reforestation project. You will receive a 2-year temporary residency and a permanent residency afterwards with an option to apply for citizenship after 5 years of having permanent residency status

3. Minimum investment of US$350,000 in a government approved reforestation project. You will receive permanent residency after 30 days and you will be able to apply for citizenship 5 years later

Are there any other benefits for me?


Each of the above options requires that you hold your investment for at least 5 years in order to retain resident status in Panama. Further to this, there is an additional US$2,000 charge per additional person involved in the application. However, the process goes beyond costs, some of the benefits include:

· Easy process with a route towards Panamanian citizenship

· With the passport you will have visa-free access to 127 countries

· Mutually beneficial as you will be able to help improve the environment while at the same time receiving the above benefits


So, if you are interested in finding out more about the pathway to residency through environmental investment in Panama, as well as other opportunities to develop your business, contact us today! Below this article, you will find a link to set up a free fifteen-minute consultation with us to discuss your options further.


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