travel document

If you have lost your passport or it has expired and you need to travel to Panama, you will need to apply for a travel document. International regulations require everyone traveling internationally to bear a valid passport or a travel document even if they are traveling to their home country.

The travel document may be issued by our Consulate within five to six business days. Before applying to a Travel Document, please keep in mind that this travel document is only valid for 1 month.

Note: According to U.S. regulations in order to leave the country, any person traveling abroad must have a valid passport  or a travel document.  This travel document (SALVO CONDUCTO) is only valid for traveling to Panama, it would not be validate for traveling to other countries. 


•  Signed letter of Request for a Travel Document (click to download). The letter must include the applicant’s e-mail address, mailing address, and telephone number.

  • Please include date of travel in the form.

•  Copy of Passport, birth certificate or cédula.

•  Two passport pictures.

•  Fee:


  1. A first Money order for $48.00, made out to: CONSULATE OF PANAMA.

  2. A second Money order for $30.00, made out to: FONDO ESPECIAL DE PASAPORTE.

•  Prepaid self-addressed envelope to return document.

Please write in clear print "TRAVEL DOCUMENT" on the outside of the envelope that you are mailing to us so we can process it faster.

•  If the passport was lost, fill out the Report of Lost Passport Form (click to download). If not applying in person, this form must be notarized and authenticated by a Panamanian Consulate for a $30.00 fee.