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September 9, 2018
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Driving In Panama

Your nationalities driver’s license is valid for driving in Panama for 90 days.

Your nationalities driver’s license  is valid for driving in Panama for 90 days. If you are stopped during that time just show your valid nationalities drivers license, your passport, and your entry stamp that is less than 90 days old.

If you want to continue driving beyond the initial 90 days, you must obtain a Panamanian driver’s license.

Getting a license is a bit complicated, especially if you are not yet fluent in Spanish. Before departing to Panama, ensure tat your drivers license is one of the documents that you got Apostatized.

Next you will go to a certified clinic to take a blood test (unless your license has your blood type on it), then you go to SERTRACEN (the private company that issues the driver’s license) where you’ll take a vision and hearing test.

Together with your original license from your nationality, your blood test result, your vision and hearing test results and your original nationalities license, you will be issued with a Panama Drivers License without having to do a driving test. The process  should take about an hour to process your driver’s license and cost $40.

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