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Home of the Canal bearing the same name, Panama may be your next expat destination. Foreign retirees have already settled in the country, enjoying its climate and lifestyle.

Expats looking for career prospects would need to master Spanish, unless they want to teach English as a foreign language. International companies settled in the country can also be interesting job leads if you want to work here.

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Bringing your pets to Panama is permitted, so long as certain procedures are followed. What follows is a guide; your vet at home will have access to and a better understanding of requirements for any country, and Panama’s requirements are no stricter than most.

It is advisable to seek customs information through the official channels before travelling to Panama. Because this is such a wide-ranging subject, this article should be regarded as just a starting point.

Panama is well known throughout the world as a place where professional investors can do business, and in order to encourage that, its government has taken steps to ease the procedures for obtaining investment visas. As in other areas regarding work in Panama, it all starts with a visa – and therefore it will involve a Panamanian lawyer, who can get things done far more easily than individual the foreigner who needs the visa.

The Republic of Panama is a Central American country. Stretching over some 75,640 km2, it stands between Colombia and Costa Rica with the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Being a thin strip of land between two seas, it is technically known as an “isthmus”, and you will see the Spanish version, istmo, occasionally used in website and company names.

Panama is an excellent place for an entrepreneur. Setting up a company is not difficult, the available workforce is suitable to fulfil most of your staffing requirements and it is permissible to bring in specialists from abroad if you can’t find the right people locally.

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The category Why Abroad? will explore the options of retiring in Spanish America, together with the advantages of living in other countries and amongst other cultures. Travel Stories are about interesting places and memorable experiences. The ups and downs, the dos and donts of adjusting to life in your host country will be covered in Expat Life.


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My name is Margaux and I am a French girl based in Panama. After 5 years living in Latin America, I decided to start this blog Marence to express myself and share some pieces of my everyday life. My education & job have given me the opportunity to live in Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Panama. And, I know that it is always complicated to arrive in a new city without knowing all the city tips. Thats why, here you will find some pieces of advice, thoughts, my favorite places and some posts on everything I like in life.

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