The SESV requires only a minimum investment amount of $300,000USD and has three ways.
1)It allows the foreign national to invest the required amount into a Panama bank certificate of deposit for a minimum period of three years. The CD must be in the national’s own name. If the national is bringing dependents to Panama, the national must invest an additional $2,000USD per dependent. Any interest gained can be deposited into a Panama savings account and is not subject to income taxes.
2)It allows a foreign national to invest a minimum amount of $300,000USD into Panama real estate (the same $2,000USD per dependent applies).
3)It offers the possibility to combine the two options. The minimum $300,000USD can be divided between a CD and real estate (the same $2,000USD per dependent applies).
The PRV allows applicants to invest into government approved reforestation projects in order to obtain Panama permanent residence. To take advantage of this program, the foreign national must invest at least $80,000USD into one of the reforestation projects, and the investment is used to purchase at least five hectares of forest.
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