Designated Competent Authority(ies):

1. Concerning the documents authorized by competent court authorities or officials, the Secretary of the Supreme Court or his legal substitutes.
2. Concerning deeds drawn up by a notary or private documents authenticated by a notary, the officials of the department of administrative service of the Ministry of Justice.
3. Regarding other documents issued by any central government bodies, any autonomous or semi-autonomous bodies, municipal or police authorities or a Public Ministry, the officials of the consular and legalisation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
4. Regarding all other public documents, any of the three preceding procedures are allowed.


Secretario de la Suprema Corte de Justicia
Calle Culebra
Edificio 224 y 236
Apartado postal: 1770
Zona 1
Rep. de Panamá
Telephone: +507 212-7300, +507 212-7400
Fax: +507 262-5956
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
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