The British Embassy in Panama City maintains and develops relations between the UK and Panama.
Our staff are currently working remotely. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.
Find out more on our Panama and the UK news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Panama.
If you’re travelling in Panama, see our Panama Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Panama and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re in Panama and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +507 297-6550.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Panama.
British Embassy Panama City
Humboldt Tower, 4th Floor
Calle 53, Marbella
Switchboard (507) 297 6550
Facsmile (507) 297 6588
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am to 12:30pm
Consular working hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am to 11:00am