The Ministry of Labor and Labor Development (MITRADEL), through Ministerial Resolution No. DM-337-2023 dated September 15, 2023, established the new costs for the issuance of work permit ID cards for foreigner workers. These new costs were set due to the implementation of the new digitization system. Some costs remained the same; however, others were increased.
The National Immigration Authority (hereinafter “SNM” for its acronym in Spanish) has announced that, starting from September 8, 2023, they will implement new administrative migration measures for entry to Panama, in order to counteract the increase in irregular migration. Among the new migration measures to be implemented, we can mention the followings: Reduction of the stay period for
Panama, June 27, 2023. Morgan & Morgan’s Immigration Law team, comprised of partner Albalira Montufar and attorneys Patricia Henderson, Carolina Tejada, and Ivette González, contributed to the Panama chapter of Chambers & Partners Corporate Immigration Practice Guide 2023, the first edition of this guide at a global level. This is the first edition of this global guide in Panama. Our analysis of
The Ministry of Labor updates and introduces new modifications to the Labor Immigration regulations in Panama (Executive Decree No. 6 of April 13, 2023).
Executive Decree No. 6 of April 13, 2023 (hereinafter the “Decree”) that regulates Labor Immigration and subrogates Executive Decree No. 4 of March 2, 2023, therefore replacing it entirely, with the objective of regulating Labor Immigration and repeal all regulations relating to work permits in Panama. MOST RELEVANT CHANGES AND ADDITIONS: A. Classification of Work Permits: The
The General Directorate of Multinational Companies headquarters announced the beginning of work permit applications for Dependents of SEM Executives.
The General Directorate of Multinational Companies Headquarters through the Communication Note No. 1 of January 12, 2023, indicated that as from this year 2023, the Ministry of Labor (hereinafter “MITRADEL” for its acronym in Spanish) will begin to receive work permit applications for dependents of SEM executives, in accordance with the provisions of the law and open
Panama, December 13, 2022. As a member of Terralex, our firm collaborated with the Panama Chapter of its Cross-Border Labor and Employment Guidance, a valuable resource to general counsel, chief legal officers, and human resources executives, who manages people within an organization. Partners Maria Teresa Mendoza and Albalira Montufar wrote about the key aspects and
Decree No. 122 of September 14th, 2022, published in the Official Gazette on September 15th, 2022 (hereinafter “The Decree”), lifts sanitary measures and restriction for travelers. RELEVANT MEASURES: It is ordered to lift the mandatory physical distancing and capacity established in the National Territory due to COVID-19. It is ordered to lift the sanitary restriction measures for
By means of Decree No. 102 of July 01st 2022, published in the Official Gazette on July 04th, 2022 (hereinafter “The Decree”), the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Panama establishes new sanitary measures for the entry of travelers to the country. RELEVANT MEASURES The most relevant measures included in this Decree are: It is established
Morgan & Morgan among the five most renowned law firms in Central America: WWL Central America 2022.
Panama, April 30, 2022. With 25 positions in the ranking, Morgan & Morgan has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) among the five leading law firms in Central America. The publication endorsed eighteen lawyers of the firm in ten practice areas of its ranking, one of the most important in the region: Inocencio Galindo:
The National Immigration authority establishes the requirements for transit passengers for foreigners of cuban nationality
Decree No. 19 of March 08th, 2022, published in the Official Gazette on March 8, 2022 (hereinafter “The Decree”), establishes a Visa for Transit Passenger for foreigners of Cuban nationality traveling through the Republic of Panama to another destination or return to their country for a period of three (3) months and dictates another provision.