Ciudad de Panamá, Panama

Proof of Life

This section applies to any retired person with a current pensioner payment from the Panamanian Social Security Institution (Caja de Seguro Social). The person must reside within the Consular Circuit of the Panamanian Consulate General in Kobe.

  • The Document of “Proof of Life” should be completed in Spanish and this process must be done within the first 6 months of every year (From January to June). In accordance with CIRCULAR DGPE-DC-No. 1647, if the applicant has not sent the “proof of life” by the month of July, the check will be hold by the Panamanian Social Security Institution.
  • Please ask for an appointment at our Consular Office to the following email:

After being certified by the Consulate, you can send the document directly to the Social Security Department (Tel: +507-261-4413) by courier to the specific address informed at our Consular office.

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The Panama Canal

On behalf of our country, we are pleased to Welcome you to the Website of The Consulate of Panama, in Kobe Japan.

It is an honor to serve as Consul General of this office which has its consular jurisdiction over the Fukui, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu regions.

We are located in the second metropolitan region of Japan and in one of the largest shipping centers of the world. Furthermore, we supervise and work together as a team with the office of the Panama Maritime Authority located in the city of Imabari, which is a sister city of Panama city.

Our office essentially provides Maritime and Consular Services along with the promotion of the Panamanian culture and the enhancement of the trade and academic relationships between Panama and the people, companies and institutions of western Japan.

This site aims to provide general information about our country, the Panama Merchant Marine along with other consular and cultural services that our office provides within western Japan, giving you a better understanding of the role and functions of our Office.