The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (used to be called INS) Field Office in Panama will be closing permanently on February 1, 2013.
This office had jurisdiction over Panama, Ecuador, Columbia, Guatemala, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname.
After Feb 1, 2013 Panama will be in the jurisdiction of the USCIS Field Office in San Salvador, El Salvador. The other countries mentioned above will be
under the jurisdiction of the USCIS Field Office in Lima, Peru.
This change may affect American citizen spouses or family members who are applying for immigrant Visa/Residency status for their spouse or other
relatives. Since their office is closing, some functions that were fulfilled here will only be available in the U.S. All of the relevant specifics are available on the
website link below.