Consular Services

Please read the following information carefully, as it may help you save time and money when you require Consular assistance for your next trip or to complete important documentation. This website is updated on a regular basis, so make sure to check back for any changes that may currently be applicable.

If you are applying for a visa or sending documents by mail, we recommend you use Express Mail, Priority Mail or a Courier for security purposes. Please include a self-addressed prepaid envelope for the return of your documents. Please include your telephone number and email address where you can be reached in case you need to be contacted for additional information. If your documents are incomplete for any reason, they may be sent back to you.

If you are using a prepaid courier service, your name and address must appear as the Sender and Recipient. The Consulate of Panama should not appear on the waybill.

PLEASE NOTE: All fees must be paid by money order or certified check made out to The Consulate of Panama. We do not accept personal checks. Cash will only be accepted if applying in person.


All documents should be sent to the following address:


1100 Poydras St.

2615 Energy Centre

New Orleans, LA 70163

If you are applying in person, we attend on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have specific questions, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check the website under Contact Us for more information and office hours.

24hrs. Emergency CECODI:  (507)504-8835
Phone: +1 (504) 525-3458 / 525-3459