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Panama Offers 2 Year Visa Program Again

Article Summary:

Panama will hold its eighth special Immigration reorganization process in Herrera Province. These unique processes allow the possibility for foreigners who are in the country without a visa, to be legalized for a period of two years, after which they must leave the country or seek another status.

Original Article Text From TVN:

The Immigration Department will continue from 21 to 25 this month in Chitre, fair melting pot moratorium, to regularize the situation of foreign citizens living in the countryside, today advanced the state agency director, Javier Carrillo.

The official said the event will be held indoors, on the orders of President Martinelli at the unrest of the people who could not reach the melting pot fair in the capital.

With immigration fairs from July 2010 to date, have legalized 17 000 people, excluding those who processed their papers outside these days.

Only in the last moratorium were nearly 6 000 people in the biometric system, which were verified on the basis criminology, Interpol and the former DAS in Colombia, Carrillo explained.

This is important, because they are people who are going to remain in the country even if they are in hiding, but they are already registered. Many of them are already working, admitted the Director of Immigration.

Carrillo said he still could not determine how many are illegal in Panama.

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