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Important: Yellow Fever

Please download the full PDF document with all the important information regarding recommendations for vaccination for the Yellow Fever.

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Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow Fever Vaccination Recommendations

 

 


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Important Note

Nota Importante:

Sobre la restricción de entrada de viajeros, provenientes de los países afectados por el virus de Ébola, sin control de la epidemia a la fecha como son: Sierra Leona, Guinea Conakry y Liberia.

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Visa

Important Notice

Consular Information

As of July 21, 2009 there is in effect a new Law regarding tourist visas for entering the Republic of Panama.
Executive Decree #248 states that:

“Those who hold a valid passport for at least 3 months and a valid visa from ONE of the following countries: USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or any of the member countries of the European Union, which has been used at least one time to enter those countries, may enter the Republic of Panama by purchasing a Tourist Card, regardless of their nationality.”

*The tourist card is purchased upon arrival at the Panamanian airport and it has a cost of thirty dollars with 00/100 (USD$.30.00).
*The tourist card is valid for 30 days, renewable at the Office of Migration for an extra period of 60 days.


Download Visa Application Form

Please read the following carefully:
Requirements to obtain a visa with authorization from immigration in Panama:
1. 2 application forms.
2. 2 color photographs.
3. Bank statements (the last 6 months).
4. Letter from your responsible person in Panama or hotel reservation.
5. Pre-booking reservation or return ticket to England or  other country.
6. Copy of the principal page of passport and the passport valid for a minimum of 6 months.
7. Residence visa from U.K.
8. Copy of any other Visa
9. £ 60.00 (sixty  pounds).
Please allow around or over 40 working days for this form to be processed.
Minimum validity passport 6 months.


Citizens of following countries:

Require VISA and authorization from Immigration Authorities to enter Panama

Require Stamped VISA to enter Panama

Can enter Panama with Tourist Card

Do not require VISA to enter Panama

Note: 

The applications for countries that require a stamped VISA will be processed in 1 (one) week. However applications requiring authorisation from Immigration Authorities in Panama can take up to 40 (forty) working days starting from the application date.

1. Any passenger in transit in Panama for not longer than nine hours (9 hrs) and who stays at the airport until the next flight does not need a visa.

2. We have an agreement with he cruise lines that for all passengers going to Panama on a cruise and did not stay in the City for more than nine hours (9 hrs), the immigration authority will issue a temporary entry permit.

3. Requirements to take pets to Panama:
The Health Ministry, according to decree No. 1132 of 20 August 1970, established that in the case of entry of either a canine or feline pets the following quarantine requirements apply:

      -Health Certificate of the Veterinary.
-Recent Vaccination Certificate against rabies.
-This document must be duly authenticated and legalized by the Foreign &   Commonwealth Office UK, with the Apostille: www.fco.gov.uk
-Confinement in the quarantine section of the  Health Ministry in Panama for a certain period. 

For further information you can contact the VISA Department.
E-mail:
[email protected]
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7409 2255 ext. 205

Related Links:

www.migracion.gob.pa

www.panamastar.com

www.tribunal-electoral.gob.pa

www.legalinfo-panama.com

www.panamatramita.gob.pa

 


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Requirements

The Consulate of Panama in London will issue a Title Endorsement with the same capacity, function, level, limitations and validity of the license attached to the application for Panamanian Title Endorsement. This license must have been issued by the maritime authority of a country within the white list published by the International Maritime Authority.

MASTERS

  • 6 color photographs (passport size)
  • Medical examination
  • Copies of :

– STCW ‘95 License Refresher

– Passport

– Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (ΒΑSIC COURSE)

– Advanced Course in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Rule A-VI/3)

– Advanced Course in Personal Survival and Search and Rescue (Rule A-VI/2)

– Medical Care Studies (Rule A-VI/4)

– GMDSS Course

 

DECK OFFICERS

  • 6 color photographs (passport size)
  • Medical examination
  • Copies of :

– STCW ‘95 License Refresher

– Passport

– Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (ΒΑSIC COURSE)

– Advanced Course in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Rule A-VI/3)

– Advanced Course in Personal Survival and Search and Rescue (Rule A-VI/2)

– Μedical Care Studies (Rule A-VI/4)

 

 

ENGINE OFFICERS

  • 6 color photographs (passport size)
  • Medical examination
  • Copies of :

– STCW ‘95 License Refresher

– Passport

– Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (ΒΑSIC COURSE)

– Advanced Course in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (Rule A-VI/3)

– Advanced Course in Personal Survival and Search and Rescue (Rule A-VI/2)

– Medical Care Studies (Rule A-VI/4)

 

RATINGS

  • 6 color photographs (passport size)
  • Medical examination
  • Services (for the last two years)
  • Copies of :

– Passport

– Seaman’s Book

– Basic courses (Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention / Elementary First Aid /Personnel Survival Techniques / Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities)

– Rating Certificate / Watch keeping (for Deck Rating -Rule II/4 and

Engine Rating -Rule III/4)

 

Note: This is just to clarify that the licences rank Able Seaman (A/B) and Oiler will be issued only if the applicant submit the watch-keeping certificate Reg. II/4 and or III/4 under the STCW95. Otherwise they will no be able to qualify for the license requested. Their only position to obtain would be Ordinary Seaman (O/S) or Wiper.

The rank Bosun and Motorman do have to comply with the requirements of the A/B and Oiler.

To obtain the position, as Bosun need all the requirements of AB plus 24 months sailed

Oiler requirements plus 24 months sailed to obtain Motorman license.
A/B and Oiler requirements plus 12 months as A/B and 12 months as Oiler to get the General Purpose (GP) license.

PROCEDURES FOR MARINE TECHNICIAN
Application form
Six colours photographs
Copy of Passport
Letter of experience or other document evidencing position held on board
Medical Fitness Reg. 1/9
Fees: $185.00 £130.00

Note: The position of Marine Technician does not include:

Fitter
Carpenter
Electric Engineer
Electrician
Fireman
Pump man
Reefer man
Welder
This position must comply with point V of the Instructive, and regulation VI/1 of the STCW 95.

The Medical Fitness certificate must be issued by a doctor recognised by the maritime administration of the country, authorised to carry out examinations of seafarers. Our Consulate is obliged to request from the maritime authority of that country a list of the authorized doctors and send a copy of its respective Documentation Regional Centre London and to the Certification Department of Panamanian Maritime Authority.

Note: Upon submitting the application form, originals must be compared with the copies and stamped vistas. If the original is not submitted, the copy must be legalised by a notary public or a solicitor.

COURIERS

Deliveries of the CT and Seaman Books are done at your cost. We are unable to arrange for couriers, bikes, or postal stamps for delivery of the books to be charged to our account.As an alternative, please indicate your COURIER ACCOUNT NUMBER and we can send the books back to the designated address at your cost.
You may also make your payments by sterling pounds; please contact the Consulate with regards to this.

DELIVERIES OF THE CTS AND THE SEAMANS BOOKS RECORDED DELIVERY ROYAL MAIL.

Please note that the Delivery of the books is not included in the quoted price. The standard fees as follows:

QTY             U.K.      Europe      Outside Europe
1-5             £5.00     $30.00           $40.00
6-10         £10.00     $40.00           $50.00
11-20       £12.00     $50.00           $60.00
21-30       £15.00     $60.00           $70.00
31-50       £20.00     $70.00           $80.00


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Certificates

The Consulate General of the Republic of Panama in London, England will issue an Endorsement for all seafarers on board a Panamanian register
vessel attesting the recognition of a certificate with the same capacity,function, level, limitations and validity of the Licence attached to the
application of endorsement of a Panamanian Certificate.

The issuance of the Transitional Certificate allows officers and ratings to work on board a Panamanian vessel for a period no longer that 90 days with
their home country licence.

After the transitional License is prepared all the documents are forwarded to the Regional Technical Office in London, who will provide the seafarer with the fullterm seaman’s book.

Following instructions in accordance with STCW 78/1995 Convention, as from November 10  2001, Merchant Marine Consulates will only accept
application forms for Endorsement of Title complying with the 1995amendments of the STCW 78 Convention.

Any License for revalidation must have been issued by the Maritime Authority of a country within the “White List” published by the International Maritime Organisation.


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Licensing

Download Licensing Application Form

Using the navigation system in the blue box on the screen to your left, please click through to your specific areas of interest.

Our Licensing Department has been updated with a new system that is able
to provide your Certification for Seafarers (STCW 78/95) ever faster than previosly.

Should you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact:

e-mail: [email protected]

We look forward to being of assistance.


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Registration Procedures

Preliminary Registration of Title/Mortgage

The procedures for the registration of Preliminary Registration of Mortgage and Title Deeds are straightforward so that the whole process can be expeditiously completed. Preliminary Registration may be requested at Panama Consular Offices abroad. An appointment must be made for this purpose.

The procedure takes only one business day. Provisions have been made to allow the preliminary registration of mortgage and title deeds after working hours. For this purpose the interested party must arrange an appointment at least 2 days in advance. The ship owner can be assured by the acceptance by the United State, Far Eastern and European banks of the Panamanian mortgage, providing satisfactory security. Hence the Panamanian Ship Mortgage, once registered, grants a right in rem to the mortgagee. The encumbrance follows the ship even when sold. The mortgagee thus has a right to pursue, attach or have the ship sold in order to collect his credit, with preference over the creditors of lesser standing.


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Shipping

Using the navigation system in the left side on the screen , please click on your specific areas of interest.

– Advantages of the Panamanian Registry
– Registration Procedures
– Fees and Taxes
– Download Shipping Application Forms

CLC’92 Certificates

The Consulate of Panama in London, duly authorized by the Directorate General of Merchant Marine of the Republic of Panama, is issuing CLC’92 Certificates to all vessels including those who are not part of this Convention, provided the vessels are registered in a country that is part of the Convention CLC’92.

For this purpose interested parties must provide us with the following:

1. Original Blue Card of the P& I Club (in accordance with the CLC’92 agreement).

2. Supporting document from the maritime administration relevant to the vessel concerned and through which CLC’92 certification is being applied for.

3. Cheques (drawn on any local bank) payable to the “Consulate General of Panama” for the cost of this new Cert. UK £ 120.00 Net (Decree 75- for Consulates inclusive).
For overseas companies, it is important to use CHAPS TRANSFER method of payment.

As soon as this office receives all these requirements we will process the documentation promptly  and forward you the certificates which vessels must carry.

Please add to your payment £50.00, if you would prefer us to send the certificate via courier delivery.

For further inquiries please contact
Head of Shipping Department
Tel: +44 (0) 207 409 2255 ext 207
E-Mail: [email protected]

METHODS OF PAYMENT/TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS:

Please send us a CHAPS Transfer (Clearing House Automatic Payment Service, only sterling) for the amount of £110.00 NET to the following address:
1. CLEARLY STATE NAME(S) OF VESSEL(S) BEING COVERED

2. SEND A COPY OF THE TRANSFER CONFIRMATION WITH ALL THE DETAILS OF THE VESSEL (S) BY FAX TO THE CONSULATE OF PANAMA (44 20 7493 4499)

3. FOR PAYMENTS IN U.K. STERLING POUNDS (ONLY):

Beneficiary: “CONSULATE GENERAL OF PANAMA – LONDON”
Bank: THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC
Account No. 50003186
Sort Code: 16-01-01
Address: SHIPPING BUSINESS CENTRE
5-10 GREAT TOWER STREET
LONDON EC3P 3HX
ENGLAND, UK
We will be pleased to provide any further help or information.

 


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