It can be obtained by foreigners with Permanent Residency approved with the right to obtain cedula such as:
– Friendly Nations Visa
– Professional Foreigner in the renovation
– Married with Panamanian
Once you obtain the resolution approving your Visa, in 30 days the Immigration Authorities will provide the “Carta de Cèdula”, which is a letter that you will file in the Tribunal Electoral.
At this moment you proceed to pay US$65.00 and they will provide your Panamanian ID.
After 5 years of being a Permanent Resident you can apply to the Panamanian Nationality.
I have permanent residency (pensionado) but have changed nationality and therefore passport. Can I still obtain a Cedula E by myself?
With your permanent residency you can still obtain the cedula, you should have obtained the Cedula Letter from Immigration and request the cedula at the Tribunal Electoral.