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Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice of Consular Section Closure for Non-Emergency Services (December 28, 2020)


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 Message for U.S. Citizens: Notice of Consular Section Closure for Non-Emergency Services (December 28, 2020) 


Due to new movement and business restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Health, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama City will be closed for non-emergency services through January 15, 2021.  The Embassy will be completely closed on January 1, 2021. 


Emergency services for U.S. citizens and emergency visa services will still be available.  If you are a U.S. citizen experiencing an emergency, please contact us via email at Panama-ACS@state.gov or call +507 317-5000. 


If you know someone with an emergency need for visa services (emergency needs include medical emergencies, the death of a family member, students that begin or resume classes in January, urgent business travel, among others), please have the applicant contact Panama-Visas@state.gov 


ACS and visa applicants with existing appointments will be contacted to inform them if their appointments need to be rescheduled.  




U.S. Embassy Panama City, Panama 

Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue 

Clayton, Panama 

+507 317-5000 


State Department – Consular Affairs 

+1 (888)407-4747 or +1 (202)501-4444 


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Denese A. Rodgers
+507 6456-8539
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