Please note, the renewal process for a passport can take up to 8 weeks. If you need to travel to Panama before that time, it might be better to request a travel document
and then to renew your passport once in Panama.
1. Two (2) photocopies of Application Form
completed and properly signed, in identical fashion as your Cedula.You must sign where it says “Firma del Solicitante”
2. Two (2) photocopies of Signature Form
sign exactly how you signed your Cedula. If you do not sign exactly like in your cedula, your application will be retained and the process will be delayed. If you do not
have a cedula please contact our consular representatives to discuss your situation.
3. Two (2) photocopies of old passport (only first and second page). If lost, you have to send the Report of Lost Passport Form
signed and sealed by a Public Notary.
4. Complete and sign before a Public Notary this Form
5. Two (2) photocopies of your Panamanian Cedula (Picture Identification Card).
6. Two (2) photocopies of your Birth Certificate. This must be the short form/half-page computer form (If you do not have it, you need to request a new one for an additional $10.00).
7. Certified check or money order for US$125.00 made out to The Consulate of Panama. Retirees (Jubilados) from Panama pay $100.00 dollars.
8. Self-addressed prepaid envelope for return of documents.
9. If your passport has not yet expired you must send a letter in Spanish requesting the annulment of the old passport (Click here
to see a template). This form must also be sealed and signed by a Notary Public.
10. Four (4) identical passport pictures
o Recent color photographs
o Size: 2 X 2 Passport picture
o White background’
o Remember this pictures will be scanned in Panama, so make sure they are high resolution and as clear as possible.
In addition, please refer to the “Picture Traits for women or men” respectively for
Picture Traits for Women:
• No low cleavage
• No sleeveless shirts
• No wigs
• Face and ears must show
• No color contact lenses
Picture Traits for Men:
• No earrings
• No long hair (if so, must be tied in the back)
• No braids (if so, tied them in the back)
• No color contact lenses
Requirements for Minors
1. 2 photocopies of the Application Form
2. Parents’ Authorization Form
parents must sign this form exactly like they signed their cedula (if Panamanian) or passport (if not panamanian). This form must be notarized.
3. 2 photocopies of old passport (only first and second page).
4. 2 photocopies of Birth Certificate
5. 2 photocopies of Father’s and Mother’s Panamanian Cedula or passport.
6. Money Order for the amount of $125.00 made out to Consulate of Panama
7. Self-addressed prepaid envelope for return of documents.
8. 4 passport pictures (see requirements above for guidance
Applicants between the ages 13-18:
If you are over 13 but not yet 18 you will need to send in addition to what has been requested above (in the section that says requirements for minors) the following documents
1. All minors that are 13 years of age at the time of application and not yet 18 years old must also sign this Application Form
2. 2 photocopies of Signature Form
3. Send a picture ID with a picture and a signature. Be advised that all the forms will need to be signed like you signed this I.D.
4. Fill out the certification of signature: this Form.
Married and Divorced Persons
Applicants who have changed their single status to married should register their Marriage Certificate with Panama’s Civil Registry and request a new Cedula in Panama before requesting a change in the passport.
Applicants who have dissolved their marriage must first register their divorce before the Civil Registry. This process is not done through the Consulate, and must be done by the applicant.
Applicants who are married and have adopted their spouse’s last name, but wish to continue using their maiden name, should make the appropriate application before the Civil Registry and request a new Cedula.
All these changes must be made prior to requesting a new passport; otherwise the passport will bear the same first and last name as the current Cedula.