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tjo50511 replied to the thread checked for money while leavving Florida on the Panama forum on July 26, 2014:
panamaguy initially posted:
I want to print this event that took place to a friend of ours leaving Florida this past week.They,a retired couple were leaving Florida for Panama and had gone through all the various inspections and had actually got to the door of the plane when they were informed by people identifying themselves as homeland security agents that they wanted to know from all Americans boarding the plane how much money they were carrying.The man who had served for over thirty years in the US Navy was asked to empty all his carry on bags and his pockets and was body checked outside the door of the plane as well as his wife all the while people how were not Americans were allowed past to board.He states every American who was boarding was warned they were not to be carrying more than $10,000. and if they had more and it was not declared it would be seized by these agents and this was to do with the passing of the new law brought into effect July 1,2014.He of course went along with them but has written his various politicians regarding this heavy handed rude way of dealing with him and his wife.His comment to them was when did we start living in a police state to which there was no answer of course and no attempt was made to assist them in repacking there carry on bags. They don't want you leaving with your money people so be careful out there..... He is so upset they may never go back.
tjo50511 replied 1 hour ago with:
The few times I have seen agents checking for an excess of cash have involved people living in the US trying to move money to people "back home" in another country. A Mexican once and an Indian once.
panamama replied 1 hour ago with:
Panamaguy... one can only hope that whats happening in US airports will discourage you and your rule breaking friends from broading with your thousands and coming to panama..If you do happen to arrive Please check your paranoid , rule breaking drama at the gate. Btw... why is it a problem or your business what i do with my home? how is that offensive to you? Doesnt this site pertain to PANAMA AND LIVING IN IT? you are a chatroom terrorist who starts name calling and offending people when they dont buy into your rambling ( check your chat history) ,. take your shoes off claim your cash Get a grip
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BeckyE posted Whale Watching Tours on the Panama forum on July 26, 2014:
Hola, Does anyone know of a reasonable Whale Watching Tour out of Boca Chica? Last year a small group of us went out, saw some whales, then spent the afternoon on a secluded Island where they provided lunch. It was great. Cannot find their information. Any ideas?
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panamabob replied to the thread picture frames on the Panama forum on July 26, 2014:
panamabob initially posted:
Does anyone know where I can buy good picture frames....not the cheap plastic ones sold in Madison store, etc. I need different sizes complete with glass - non glare if possible. I live in Chitre but will go to PC if necessary. Also need picture mats custom cut to fit the frame and my pictures.
panamabob replied 6 hours ago with:
Thanks again. I looked it up online and found the address. It sounds like they have what I need, so I'll pay them a visit.
panamabob replied 6 hours ago with:
gracias panamama....can you tell me where it is located?
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findherahome posted Kitten looking for a home! on the Panama forum on July 26, 2014:
We are located in Gamboa, and tonight while we were doing fieldwork we found an adorable kitten. My girlfriend and I both live in Minnesota and will be leaving Gamboa in a couple of weeks and we're not sure what to do with her. Does anyone want to adopt an adorable kitten? Or know of anyone who might be interested? It will be free of charge, but we want to know that she is going to a good home. Please let us know of any ideas you might have to find a home for this little kitten. We'd like to avoid to have to leave her back out to fend for herself. Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/tChon
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panamaguy replied to the thread US to withhold money on the Panama forum:
panamaguy initially posted:
According to reliable sources in Panama the US government as of July 1 will start to withhold 30% of all money leaving the US until your next tax filing. The shift of money is coming to a close people so act now. Borders are maintained to keep people out and keep people and their money in as well.Your government does not want your money leaving.
panamaguy replied on July 25, 2014 with:
oh and Mike your country is the USA not the USSA or perhaps in your delusional state you were thinking of the old USSR...lol Now back to your mushrooms lol You dig yourself deeper all the time but it is amusing
panamaguy replied on July 25, 2014 with:
Mike go eat some more mushrooms as you are rude crude and socially unacceptable.You have no idea what you are talking about and you now have give them all the info they want ...where your money is but at your level of intelligence of course we would not expect you to consider that but rather have a little hissy fit and make us believe you even have $40,000 to transfer.And to think you spent all this time on me is actually flattering ...I got under your skin lol... Don't you have better things to do with your sad life...so get a life Mike and get off the mushrooms....The government now knows you well ...lol fell right into it Mike lol
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MaryAnnR replied to the thread Bringing My Dog to Panama on the Panama forum on July 25, 2014:
finessable initially posted:
I know this has been discussed before, but I would like to hear from someone who has recently (this year) brought a dog into the country from the USA. Exactly what is required and what is the timeline? My Vet said the USDA APHIS Form 7001 is good for 30 days. Does this have to be "certified" by the USDA? And where do I send it? What forms have to be certified at the Panamanian consulate? What are the timelines? What about certification for parasites (worms)? I haven't seen anything on this, but I know other countries are very strict in this regard. Thanks for any insight you can offer.
MaryAnnR replied on July 25, 2014 with:
The consensus on the forum is that a round trip ticket is required. When we did the exploratory trip we bought one way tickets. The agent at check-in said we needed a round trip ticket but when we showed her a paper with an appointment with an immigration attorney, she waved us on. That was before the new president. I figure it is worth a try with a signed lease and a dog in tow. The worst that would happen is having to book a return flight and then cancel. We will be living in Panama City so that may be easier. I will post what happens. If anyone wants to know about the apostille of documents timeline , it took the Consulate 3 days, We sent our 4 visa documents Fed Ex (regular delivery) at 11 a.m. on Monday, they arrived at the Consulate at 9:30 on Wednesday, and the Consulate sent them out at 5 p.m. Friday (today). The pet docs definitely need overnight delivery.
joanegz replied on July 25, 2014 with:
Awesome info. I was wondering about one way versus round trip. What about proving to customs that you don't need a n onward ticket?
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Doc1736 replied to the thread Canadian Flight Problem on SunWing on the Panama forum on July 25, 2014:
4sarge initially posted:
Must have been Angered about his 10K Money Declaration - LOL A Canadian charter plane bound for Panama was escorted by U.S. fighter jets back to Toronto, where a passenger was removed by police after allegedly threatening the safety of the flight, police said on Friday. http:// news.msn.com /world/canadian-plane-escorted-by-us-f-16s-after-passenger-threat Heavily-armed officers boarded the flight after it returned to Toronto at mid-morning, yelling "heads down, hands up!" as they entered the cabin, according to passenger video shown on CTV News. The flight, bound for Panama City from Toronto and operated by Sunwing Airlines, was over West Virginia when it turned around after a passenger made a threat against the plane, said Lilly Fitzpatrick, a spokeswoman for Peel Regional Police, which has jurisdiction over Toronto's main airport. "It caused the pilot enough concern that he turned the plane around," Fitzpatrick said. Ali Shahi, a 25-year-old Canadian, was taken into custody and charged with four counts, including uttering threats and endangering the safety of an aircraft. Two U.S. F-16 fighter jets, which were doing training exercises in the area, shadowed the plane back to Toronto, where police met it on the runway. "We had fighters in the air doing training based out of Toledo, Ohio. So they were asked to shadow the flight as it returned to Toronto," said Jennifer Stadnyk, a spokeswoman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Doc1736 replied on July 25, 2014 with:
Imagine when he gets the bill for that !!
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jscissell replied to the thread Multi Entry VISA stamp - Important on the Panama forum on July 25, 2014:
panamajames initially posted:
Here is a reason why you need a great lawyer in Panama. I have one, if anyone needs one..........................................................................................."My husband and I got back to USA from Panama last July after applying for our Pensionado visa, then I saw some mentions on the Internet about needing a multi entry visa. I contacted the Panamanian lawyer who was applying for our pensionado visa to ask him had he applied for our multi entry visa - he told me not to worry about it. I contacted him two more times about getting a multi entry visa as it said on the back about temporary pensionado visa that we needed one - each time he told me not to worry that the pensionados did not need the visa and those fines were not enforced. When we returned to Panama to collect out permanent visa on July 7 this year we were pulled aside and told we had a missing stamp, now we are facing a $2000 fine each. Our lawyer has been contacting people and the best offer we have so far is a total fine of 2000 for the both of us - does anybody have any suggestions on what we can do? Our lawyer is not offering to pay the fine on our behalf!
jscissell replied on July 25, 2014 with:
In Costa Rica if you have a temp. pensenado residency you are required to exchange $1,000 a month into colones and pay $75 into their social medicine even though we have our own insurance and never user their clinics.
jscissell replied on July 25, 2014 with:
This is what our lawyer says: Good morning Johnn: I should explain the reason and the use of the multiple entry visa. I should first clarify that any person who applies to the migration authorities a migratory category (resident visa), has granted a provisional licence better called temporary carnet processing and it will have a duration of three months, six months or a year depending on the category of visa requested. This is done since in the following months, after submitted documents, the legal department is responsible for review, approve, request amendments or denying the application as filed. During the time that you have this temporary carnet it is necessary to apply for a multiple-visa but only if you want to leave and re-enter the country. Not having this visa when you travel , grant you that fine. Then when the resolution obtains the resident visa, is not necessary a multiple visa. The cost of it is US$ 100.00 per person and with it you can get out and come back as much as you want. The only case to be concern is, if the document ( multiple visa ) expires when you are out of the country, then the US$ 2,000.00 fine is applicable .
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llactivities replied to the thread I need referral to local lawyer on the Panama forum on July 25, 2014:
Ghostwriter initially posted:
Can anyone recommend a reputable local lawyer to handle my retirement relocation to Panama?
llactivities replied on July 25, 2014 with:
Hi- our lawyer is excellent- over the last 10 years we have used several for different things and have been disappointed with their lack of professionalism and/or they charged too much POLS - Panama Offshore Legal "Harry " ( Hirisnel Sucre is great - he speaks English , comes to the Beach area when your need him and he and his law firm POLS Team in Panama City get the job done quickly, efficiently and are affordable. See their web page for services Call him or email and Tell him Mark from Coronado referred you and he will take care of you directly, Mark Hirisnel Sucre Grimaldo Attorney At Law Panama Offshore Legal Services Email: (coronado@pos-inc.com) - Webpage: www.panama-offshore-services.com Tel: ++ (507) 227.6645 / 1042 - Fax: ++ (507) 227.7485 41 Street Bella Vista, Panama Ciudad, Panama ** You may need to dial 011 prior to the country code - Toll Free US Voicemail / Fax: 1.800.716.3452**
llactivities replied on July 25, 2014 with:
Hi- our lawyer is excellent- over the last 10 years we have used several for different things and have been disappointed with their lack of professionalism and/or they charged too much POLS - Panama Offshore Legal "Harry " ( Hirisnel Sucre is great - he speaks English , comes to the Beach area when your need him and he and his law firm POLS Team in Panama City get the job done quickly, efficiently and are affordable. See their web page for services Call him or email and Tell him Mark from Coronado referred you and he will take care of you directly, Mark Hirisnel Sucre Grimaldo Attorney At Law Panama Offshore Legal Services Email: (coronado@pos-inc.com) - Webpage: www.panama-offshore-services.com Tel: ++ (507) 227.6645 / 1042 - Fax: ++ (507) 227.7485 41 Street Bella Vista, Panama Ciudad, Panama ** You may need to dial 011 prior to the country code - Toll Free US Voicemail / Fax: 1.800.716.3452**
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Antoiy posted in need of babysitter on the Panama forum on July 25, 2014:
I would like to know the cost to babysit a nine month old baby girl ? living in the panama city area. the cost per week or month would be good. do you know of any day care facilities then?
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