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PANAMA - AN EXPATRIATE GUIDE

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PANAMA - AN EXPATRIATE GUIDE

Post Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:50 am

The Expat Focus guide to expatriate life in Panama can be found at

http://www.expatfocus.com/expatriate-panama

The guide contains the following sections:


OVERVIEW

Overview
History
Government and Economy
Culture, Society and Religion
Expats in Panama


CLIMATE AND WEATHER

Climate and Weather


GETTING THERE

By Air
By Road
By Rail
By Sea
Customs and Import Duties


LANGUAGE

Speaking the Language


VISAS, PERMITS, ETC.

Visas and Residence Permits
Work Permits
Citizenship
Registration


FINANCIAL ISSUES

Currency
Cost of Living
Banking
Income Tax
Other Taxes
Insurance


HEALTH

Healthcare
Health Risks, Inoculations/Vaccinations and Health Certificates
Prescriptions/Medications
Doctors, Dentists and Other Healthcare Providers
Birth
Hospitals
Elderly Care
Death


EMPLOYMENT

Employment Terms and Conditions
Qualifications and Training
Job Search
Salaries
Self-Employment and Business Start Ups
Business and Workplace Culture
Social Security and Welfare
Retiring


PROPERTY

Renting Property
Property Purchase Procedure
Legal Issues
Property Options and Types
Property Locations
Property Prices
Property Search
Mortgages and Other Financial Issues
Building Your Own Home
Letting Property
Selling Property
Heating and Air-Conditioning


UTILITIES

Electricity
Gas
Water
Renewable Energy (Solar and Wind)
Waste Disposal


DRIVING

Importing a Vehicle
Car Purchase/Sale
Car Rental
Driving Licenses
Tax and Insurance
Driving
Parking
Vehicle Inspection, Maintenance, Repairs and Breakdown Recovery


OTHER TRANSPORT

Rail Travel
Air Travel
Buses and Trams
Taxis
Cycling


COMMUNICATIONS

Telephone
Internet
Postal Service
TV
Radio


LEGAL ISSUES

Legal System
Crime and Safety
Marriage and Divorce
Wills


EDUCATION

Education and Schools


CONSUMER ISSUES

Shopping


FOOD AND DRINK

Food and Drink


LEISURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS

Leisure and Entertainment
Sport and Fitness


PETS

Importing Pets
Veterinary Care
Animal Welfare and Cultural Issues

Click here to go directly to the guide.

The following pages contain information about Panama submitted by our members. If you would like to add something to one of these pages please get in touch!

Panama Articles
Panama Experiences
Panama Videos and Podcasts
Expat Groups in Panama

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