Panama Company Documents

Panama Company Search

As company incorporation agents we have experience working with the authorities in Panama and have built up a relationship with the Registro Público de Panamá. We are able obtain registry copies of official Panama company documents and conduct comprehensive company searches.

Registro Público de Panamá

As incorporation agents our experience with the Public Registry in Panama means, we can obtain copies of company documents from the registry. We have access to the Panama Public Registry to obtain official documents from the company file including company search reports and copies of official documents.

Panama Company Search

A Panamanian company search report includes details of the company, confirms its existence and contains company information filed with the Registro Público de Panamá.

A Panama company search report includes:

  • Full Company Name / Nombre de la Sociedad
  • Company registration number / Ficha
  • Date of Incorporation / Fecha de Registro
  • Date of Deed / Fecha de Escritura
  • Public Deed Number / No. de Escritura
  • Number of public deeds the company has registered with the Public Registry of Panama - if available
  • Subscribers names and ID number - the subscribers are the first shareholders or first owners of the company, Panama corporations must have two subscribers present at the Public Registry in order to be incorporated
  • Current Legal Status: Good Standing, Dissolved / Disuelta, Struck Off
  • Date of Status changed if Dissolved / Disuelta or Struck Off
  • Company Duration / Duración: Perpetua
  • Share Capital / Monto de Capital
  • Share Currency/ Moneda
  • Authorised Share Capital/ Capital Autorizado
  • Class of Shares
  • Number of Shares Issued
  • Registered Agent/ Agente Residente - Panama legislation requires every Limited Liability Company to have a Registered Agent in the Republic of Panama
  • Registered Agent Address and contact details - if available
  • Panama Registered Agent contact details - if available
  • Domicile - A Panama company can have offices anywhere
  • Notary/ Notaria
  • Proxies - if registered
  • Company Meetings: location to be held
  • Legal Representative/ Representante Legal
  • Company Directors and officers titles, names and ID number/ Título del Dignatario, Nombre del Dignatario and address
  • Name of the original shareholders/ Nombre de los Suscriptores
  • Name of the original Directors/ Nombre de los Directores

Under Panama legislation companies are not required to file financial statements or an annual return with the Public Registry of Panama.

The members of the board of directors as well as the representatives are registered.but, the shareholders remain private in the books of the corporation, so the owner can maintain anonymity all the time. The stock register of a Panamanian corporation is a private book privately held by the registered agent and includes details of the shareholders.

Panama Company Search Report - Timescale

The search report will be ordered from the Registro Público de Panamá and is delivered by email in 3 - 7 days. Express service is available.

Panama Articles of Incorporation

The Panama Articles of Incorporation is issued by the Registro Público de Panamá when a company is incorporated. This documents are filed in Spanish at the Registro Público de Panamá, we can supply a copy of the copias ed escrituras publicas which are usually only filed in Spanish.

Panama Certificate of Incorporation

Certificate of Status/ Good Standing - Certificado de Registro Publico

We are able to obtain a Certificado de persona juridica from the Public Registry in Panama certifying that a company is in Good Standing. The Certificate resembles the initial Certificate of Incorporation and is used to formally confirm the company's continued legal existence. It also confirms that all administrative requirements have been complied with.

This certificate will also state if the company is in voluntary liquidation or proceedings have been started to strike the company off the Panama Public Registry. There are limited requirements to file documents with the Panama Public Registry.

The certificate is provided from the Panama Public Registry with an official stamp, seal and with the signature of an authorised officer. The document is only available from the Panama registry in Spanish, we include an English translation of the information on the certificate.

Panama Certificate of Good Standing

Panama Company Restoration

If your Panama company has been struck-off, we can assist with restoring your company to the Public Registry in Panama, To bring the company back into Good Standing all outstanding fees and penalties would have to be paid and an annual declarations filed with the registry together with details of the Registered Office. We can provide registered office services in Panama and assist with getting your company back into Good Standing.

Articles of Association 

We can provide a scanned copy of the Articles of Association for a Panama company from the Registro Público de Panamá, this document can sometimes be as much as 20 - 50 pages long.

Certified Copies of Company Documents

Copies of the official filed documents can be obtained for you from the Registro Público de Panamá.

This includes copies of:

  • Certificate of Incorporation - We can provide certified copies of certificates of Incorporation filed at the the Public Registry
  • Certificado del Registro Publico/ Certificate of Status
  • Corporate Charter
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Changes to the Board of Directors
  • Copies of Public Deeds - copies of public deeds filed at the Registro Público de Panamá can be provided
  • Amendments to the Corporate Charter

Establishing the existence of a Panama company and obtaining copies of official company documents held at the Registro Público de Panamá may be required for:

  • Legal requirements - certified company documents
  • Due Diligence - confirmation of a company’s existence

Apostille - Legalisation

We can provide legalised Panama company documents, including copies of certificates filed with the Registro Público de Panamá, which are Apostilled at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An Apostille Certificate of Good Standing can be provided for a Panama company, the Apostille confirms the authenticity of the signature and registry stamp on the document.

The Apostille certificate includes the signature of an Official at the Department of Authentication and Legalisation in Panama, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Director's Report & Accounts

Directors' Report, Accounts and annual returns are not filed in Panama. In Panama they do not file tax returns, annual returns or financial statements - There is no need to file any tax returns in Panama for the company if all the income was offshore derived.

The Government of Panama have approved Law 52, dated October 27, 2016, published in Official Gazette No. 28149-B, which requires maintaining Accounting Records for legal entities with activities outside Panama. All legal entities which do not carry out activities within the Republic of Panama, are required to maintain accounting records and its support documentation at the offices of the Resident Agent, or any other place within or outside Panama. the legal entities must provide to the Resident Agent, with the following information in writing the physical address where they are maintained, as well as support documentation. or the name and details of the person who keeps them in custody. Legal entities which do not comply with the obligations will be subject to fines and the Resident Agent is required to register its resignation at the Public Registry.

Panama Company Documents

We can provide copies of official company documents and conduct searches for companies registered in Panama.

We will verify the IBC with the International Business Companies Registry and inform you of which documents are currently available.

Please complete our enquiry form, so we can assist with your Panama company documents requirements.

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Panama Document Fees
  • Company Search Report - by email £220
  • Certificate of Good Standing - £320
  • Apostilled Certificate of Good Standing - £450
  • Articles of Incorporation Documents - scanned copy - £220
  • Certified Articles of Incorporation Documents - £320
  • Express Documents - an additional £75 per document