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Open Bank Account in Panama

Several banks in Panama only require two bank letters of reference and two personal references. Some banks will open the account directly, others will complete a due diligence process that can take anything from two days to a month.

There is however a bullet proof concept to opening a bank account in Panama, meet the requirements of Banco Nacional de Panama. Observe that all documents expire after 90 days!

Requirements:
  • Two bank reference letters addressed to the bank.
  • Three personal reference letters from friends in Panama.
  • A certified copy of your passport, duly stamped by your nearest consulate or embassy.
  • Tax returns.
  • Work permit.
  • Two forms of identification.
  • Electricity, water, cable bills with your name and current address.

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