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UNITED STATES EMBASSY PANAMA
DATE: 28 JULY 2011
SUBJECT: NEW ON-LINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM MANDATORY FOR PASSPORT AND NOTARY SERVICES STARTING AUGUST 15, 2011
The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new on-line appointment system to manage passport and notary services provided by the Consular Section. This new system will reduce wait times for service and assist applicants by clarifying all needed documentation before appointments are scheduled.
As of August 15, 2011, the following services will be provided by appointment only:
ROUTINE PASSPORT SERVICES (please access the following link for information): http://panama.usembassy.gov/passports.html
NOTARY SERVICES (please access the following link for information): http://panama.usembassy.gov/public-services.html
CHILD’S CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD AND FIRST PASSPORT
(please access the following link for information): http://panama.usembassy.gov/consular_report_of_birth_abroad_and_first_passport.html
Appointments will be available as of July 29, 2011.
Services for emergencies, generally defined as having life or death implications, will still be handled on a walk-in basis during normal service hours.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Consular Section telephone number is 207-7000, fax is 207-7303. The Embassy web site is http://panama.usembassy.gov/.