Date: July 12, 2010
To: U.S. Embassy Warden System
Subject: July 16, 17 and 18 Meetings in Panama City to Regularize Migratory Status
Dear Wardens: Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your area. Thank you.
The U.S. Embassy in Panama City advises U.S. citizens that the Panamanian government will host a conference this weekend for foreigners in Panama who are interested in adjusting or regularizing their migratory status in Panama. Our understanding from news reports is that the meeting in the capital city is for only those foreigners residing in Panama City and San Miguelito.
If you have questions, please consult local media or contact the Panamanian Office of Migration directly at 507-1800.
An unofficial translation of the relevant portion of the notice we received from the Panamanian Ministry of Affairs follows:
??under the instructions of the President of the Republic, RICARDO MARTINELLI B., there will be the first grand conference of foreigners ?Proceso de Regulacion Migratoria, PANAMA, CRISOL DE RAZAS? , at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama city this Friday, July 16th to Sunday, July 18th 2010 from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.?
For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department?s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov where the current Travel Warnings and Public Announcements, including the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, can be found.
Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
For updated information on the security situation in Panama, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy at 207-7030. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Consular Section fax is 207-7303. The Embassy web site is http://panama.usembassy.gov/ and e-mails should be addressed to Panama-ACS@state.gov. After hours and emergency phone number: 207-7000 or 207-7200.