Authentication of Documents:
The processing time is 3 business day from the day we receive your documents- expections can be made those travelling with pets
- Documents to be authenticated MUST be signed by Global Affairs Canada (Department of Foreign affairs).
- The following documents need to be notarized before going to Global Affairs Canada:
- Bank Letters
- Copies of passports
- Short form or wallet size birth certificate
- Short form marriage certificate
- The following documents DO NOT require notarization:
- High school or post-secondary transcripts
- True Photostatic copies of birth certificates or marriage certificates (Long form)
- RCMP Police records. Only RCMP with picture and fingerprints are accepted in Panama for immigration records
- International Health certificates stamped by the Food and Inspection Agency
(NOTE: The Embassy offers a service to notarized and authenticate the documents at Global Affairs Canada. This service is for up to 10 documents per client. Also note that the services counter at Global Affairs Canada is closed on Fridays. Customers should take this into account when processing their douments for travel. Please contact us for more information.)
You can mail the documents to the Embassy, but you MUST provide a prepaid return envelope for us to send the documents, after the authentication is done.
Traveling with Pets:
- Obtain the International Health certificate stamped by the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency.
- Get the health certificate authenticated by our Consular section. (See Authentication of Documents above).
- Prior to arrival to Panama, send the Domestic Quarantine Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This document will advise the Panamanian authorities about your pet arrival, and assure that an officer will be waiting at the airport to inspect your pet.
The Health Department at the Tocumen Airport hours of operations are from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm Monday to Friday. If you do not arrive in Panama during these times, please make the necessary arrangements with the above mentioned authorities.
- Birth Certificate.
- AIDS and VDRL tests issued by a Recognized Canadian health Center (Canadian Ministry of Health) issued no more than 10 days before marriage. These tests can also be performed in Panama upon arrival.
- Certificate of single status.
- Certificate of Baptism (If you are going to get married in a catholic church).
- Copy of your Canadian Passport.
- Marriage license - To be done in Panama.
Please Note:The documents mentioned above must first be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs – Authentication and Service of Documents and then by one of our consular offices. Some documents must also be authenticated by a Canadian notary or commissioner of oaths.