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Albalira Montufar

Albalira Montufar



  • Immigration Law

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Albalira Montufar is a Partner in Morgan & Morgan and Head of the Immigration practice group of the firm. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mrs. Montufar was a Partner at a consulting regional firm specializing in corporate labor counsel and related affairs.

Her expertise includes more than 10 years of legal advising to companies in matters related to immigration and labor law, including work and residence permits, visas and citizenship applications, as well as advising multinational corporations with such processes when establishing in Panama.

Mrs. Montufar holds a LL.B., Political Sciences, from Universidad de Panama; Postgraduate Degree in International Trade, and a LL.M. in Negotiation, Administration and Execution of Commercial Treaties from Universidad Latinoamericana de Comercio Exterior in Panama; and a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Montufar is admitted to practice law in the Republic of Panama.

Areas of Practice

Immigration Law


Panama: Changes to the Requirements for the Temporary Residence Permit and the Permanent Residence Permit as Forest Investor
Morgan & Morgan, June 2021

The Ministry of Security, through theExecutive Decree No. 199 of May 7th, 2021(hereinafter the “Decree”), adjusts the requirements for obtaining atemporary residence permitand apermanent residence permitas a Forest Investor, as follows: The forest investor residence permit may be requested in the following modalities: (i) temporary residence permit, (ii) permanent residence permit in 2 stages, and (iii) permanent residence permit in 1 stage...

Panama: Short Stay Visa as a Remote Worker
Morgan & Morgan, May 2021

The Government of the Republic of Panama, in response to the new modalities of work worldwide, among these, remote working, considered it appropriate to create this subcategory within the Non-Resident Visas. Executive Decree No. 198 of May 7th, 2021 (hereinafter, the “Decree”), published in the electronic Official Gazette on May 20th, 2021, creates the Short Stay Visa as a Remote Worker. Panama, May 21, 2021...

Panama: Changes to the Requirements to Obtain the “Residence Permit as Friendly Nations”
Morgan & Morgan, May 2021

The Ministry of Public Security modifies the requirements to request the residence permit for foreigners from specific countries who maintain friendly professional, economic and investment relationship with the Republic of Panama. Panama, May 24, 2021. The Ministry of Public Security through Executive Decree No...

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