Applying for a French visa in Panama
Visa applications submitted in Panama are processed directly by the French Embassy in Panama.
For general information and for preparing, submitting and tracking your application, log on to France-Visas, the official website for visa application to France.
France-Visas is the only official portal which provides information on how to navigate each step of your visa application process (preparing the application, entering details, submitting and tracking the application).
Do I need a visa?
First, use “Visa Wizard” to check, based on your situation, whether you need a visa and if so, what type. The wizard will also tell you what documents must be enclosed with your application, along with the relevant fee.
Complete your application online
Once you have confirmed that you need a visa, you can complete your application on our online portal. You will be asked to create a France-Visas account, which you will need for each step of the process.
Submit your application
Once you have completed your online application, all you have to do is submit it to your local visa centre. France-Visas will provide you with all necessary information on how and where to submit your application.
Track your visa application
Once your application has been submitted, track its progress and see how and when you can collect your passport and how to prepare for your trip to France.
Visa fees are paid during the application appointment, only in cash, in balboas (PAB) or US dollars (USD). Payment by check or card is not accepted.
Be sure to check that the photo conforms to the OACI format. No application will be accepted without a conforming photo.
Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year.
Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.