Consulate General of Panama
Los Angeles , CA 90802
Mon-Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Consulado de Panama
Applicants should ensure that the documents they want be authenticated are notarized. This includes police records and hotel invoices. However, documents such as university credit reports, diplomas, hospital invoices, birth certificates, and official letters with letterhead from schools, universities and government departments do not have to be notarized. These documents are considered valid provided there is a name, signature and seal from the person who issued it.
In addition, all documents that need authentication and registration in Panama must be translated into Spanish by an authorized translator. Each document costs by mail $60 and in person $80. A money order or cashier’s check payable to Consulate General of Panama may be used to pay.
The documents for authentication may be sent through mail. However, a pre-stamped envelope with a return address should be included. Applicants should also send a letter to the Consulate General of Panama including their name, phone number, email and fax number.
Panamanians can also contact us for other concerns. We will provide you with the most reliable information about retirement in Panama, doing business in Panama, civil certificates, shipping animals to Panama, importing handguns and firearms and more.
You may also request assistance when securing birth, marriage, death and single certificates from the consulate. You may send a letter to the Consulate of Panama along with the contact information and fees for the service and the courier. You should also prepare the following requirements.
• Full first and last name of the person requesting the certificate.
• Identification number of the applicant
• Fees of $15 for birth and death certificates and $25 for marriage or divorce certificates by international cashier check payable to Tesoro National.
The Consulado de Panama also assists in finding lost people, sending remains to Panama, adoption and civilian matrimonies in Panama.