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U.S. Social Security Services Panama
January 31 – February 4, 2022
December 16, 2021

The U.S. Embassy in Panama is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Panama City to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions about U.S. Social Security benefits.

Where:  Consular Section, U.S. Embassy in Panama

When:  January 31 to February 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and February 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Appointments: Consultations are by appointment only.  All appointments will be provided a confirmation email and only those with confirmations will be allowed access. 

You may schedule an appointment by contacting the Federal Benefits Unit in Costa Rica at +506-2519-2228, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or by sending an email to FBU.CostaRica@ssa.gov. Please include in the Subject line “APPOINTMENT SSA – PANAMA”

What to bring for social security services: Please bring the originals AND legible copies of all documents to be submitted.

Applying for Social Security Benefits: Bring originals and one copy of the following for all applicants: Birth Certificate, passport.  If applying for auxiliary benefits or survivor’s benefits, please also bring the marriage certificate and/or death certificate.

Social Security Number Card Application: Bring a copy of your valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Birth Abroad or original birth certificate if registered after age five and completed form SS-5FS.

The best way to contact the Regional Federal Benefits Office is by using their online contact inquiry form: http://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/fbu-inquiry-form/.

To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Office visit:


We look forward to seeing you soon.