Apply for the Foreign Service!

The U.S. Department of State invites you to take action! Apply for the Foreign Service!

Your career starts by visiting our website where you can explore who we are, what we are about, and more. In addition, you can register for the next Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT).

All registrations for the Foreign Service Officer Test must be completed online. The link to online registration will be available at our website and the registration package must be submitted at least 72 hours prior to the opening of the window. The test will be offered quarterly, each year, and registration for the FSOT will be open on a continuous basis.

The next exam offered at US Embassy Panama will be on October 2, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Eligibility requirements:

  •                 Applicants must be citizens of The United States.
  •                 Applicants must be at least 20 years old and no older than 59 years of age on the day the candidate submits the registration.
  •                 At least 21 years old and not yet 60 on the day the candidate is appointed as a Foreign Service Officer.
  •                 Available for worldwide assignments, including Washington, D.C.