The period granted to begin the visa process has been extended to January 14th, 2019 at 16:00 (GMT-5).


The National Migration Service, through the Executive Support Department for the Local Organizing Committee for World Youth Day Panama 2019, of the Ministry of the Presidency, has put forth a new online platform to simplify the Tourist Visa request for those who do not have diplomatic representation of Panama in their countries of residence.

The link to request the aforementioned Visa is:

Note: This procedure is regulated by Executive Decree No. 607, of September 20th, 2018, “Which establishes the procedure of requesting a Visa to enter the Republic of Panama for those registered for World Youth Day Panama 2019, who do not have consular presence of the Republic of Panama in their country.”

Follow these steps to obtain your electronic visa:

  • Go to the website and click the graphic that says: “JMJ PANAMA 2019 - SOLO PAÍSES SIN REPRESENTACIÓN DIPLOMÁTICA VISA PARA INSCRITOS”.
  • Select your language.
  • Read the requirements that you must fulfill. Upon finishing, click ‘next’ to continue.
  • Attach all the required documents that the page requests!
  • Wait for the email approving your visa.
  • Print it and have it ready when you come to Panama!