Message For U.S. Citizens – New On-Line Appointment System Mandatory For Passport And Notary Services Starting August 15, 2011

Here is the latest ACS message.

UNITED STATES EMBASSY PANAMA
CONSULAR SECTION

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/.

3 thoughts on “Message For U.S. Citizens – New On-Line Appointment System Mandatory For Passport And Notary Services Starting August 15, 2011

  1. i would apreciate very much your assitance in applyng for residency for my daughter. I have a daughter which i legally recognized her after the age of 25, im an american citizen by birth, born in Puerto Rico, my daughter presently is in Spain but i reside here in Panama, WHAT FORM DO I WE NEED TO FILL OUT, can she make the application for permanent residency while she is in Spain, or do i have to make the petition on her behalf here in panama, or she would have to come to panama and we both make the petition, what documents do i have to show in conjuction with the petition? and normally what would be the average waiting time before this proceedings are finished. thaks for your assistance .

    Thanks

  2. I’m always leery of anything that says “pleased to announce a new service.” It’s almost certainly a guarantee that it will NOT BE easier, faster, better than what was already in place. Not sure, ask yourself if any “New and Improved” laundry detergent has actually gotten your clothes any cleaner than what you were using before.

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