Today I received my POL form from Social Security. I do not know if my letter was sent from the US in May or June, but I have mine.
I thought I would pass on the process I am using to guarantee that it is registered properly., based on instructions received from the Embassy today.
I will fill out the form, sign it and send the form along with my passport via DHL to the Embassy in Panama City. It will be entered by Embassy staff on receipt. I will also include a prepaid DHL mailer for the Embassy to return my Passport.
The other option is to mail the form directly to the US and run the risk of having it lost and SS or other federal payments shut off.
In today’s mail, I received a 1099 that had inadvertently gone to Paraguay in February and made it to David on Monday. While the postal codes were correct , it got lost. I am amazed that it got here at all.
If you are a US Citizen that is a permanent resident of Panama (and is receiving federal benefit payments) and are not aware of POL requirements, my original post is HERE.