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U.S. Social Security Services Panama – August 21 – 25, 2023
August 2, 2023

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

Where:  Biblioteca de Boquete, Ave. Belisario Porras, Bajo Boquete
When:  August 21 from 9:00am – 3:30pm

Where:  US Consular Section, US Embassy Panama City, Panama
When:  August 21 – August 24 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00pm to 3:00 pm and August 25 from 8am to 11:30am

Walk-in Services – No appointment necessary, BUT BE PREPARED TO WAIT, pending number of visitors.

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 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-5 and completed form SS-5FS.

Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire (FEQ):  Colloquially known as “proof of life” forms, these were mailed to individuals that have a mailing address in Panama registered with Social Security if the last two numbers of the Social Security under which you receive benefits are 00 through 49.

We will be unable to accept FEQ forms for those whose last two digits are 50 through 99 as you will receive these in the mail around June/July 2023.

To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Office visit: https://cr.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/