Following is the latest announcement from the US Embassy.
THE U.S. CONSULAR SECTION (AMERICAN CITIZENS SERVICES, FEDERAL BENEFITS AND VISA UNITS) WILL BE CLOSED AS DESCRIBED BELOW:
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 – CLOSED ALL DAY
On Monday, April 21, 2014, the Consular Section will resume full operations with its regular schedule (please see http://panama.usembassy.gov).
Message for U.S. Citizens: Cash Only Services
Due to computer software upgrade problems, the Consular Section is not able to accept credit cards at the cashier window. We can only accept cash for services at this time. The problem should be resolved within two weeks.
Please be advised that there are ATM machines and a bank a few minutes from the Embassy at the Farmacia Arrocha shopping plaza. We apologize for this inconvenience.