Getting U.S. documents apostilled is expensive !

Are there any experienced U.S. Expats on this forum willing to give advice about which documents listed below are NOT needed for relocating to Panama ?

And, is this list missing something we should know about ?

Marriage & Birth Certificates

Social Security Cards

U.S. Insurance Policies


Pre-Retirement Employment Records

"Pension for Life" (letter) and authentication of Pension Company

Vaccination Records

Dental, Vision, and Medical Records

Proof of U.S. Address (utility bills w/name & address)

Our specifics are these:

Married couple bringing 1 dog, receiving a pension check, applying for Pensionado Visas, applying for Panama Driver's Licenses, Leasing a place to live, dealing with banks and possibly mortgage lenders, purchasing a car, desiring to travel to Ecuador from Panama, purchasing Panama medical insurance, car insurance, and a Panamanian Last Will & Testament. 

I'm finding conflicting advice on-line and was hoping for clarification.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us !

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Your Immigration attorney can tell you all you need to know.

You need to speak with a qualified lawyer, it's obligatory to use one.

 Your proof of income or social security pension. The FBI report as well as the marriage certificate.

You will need to do paperwork for the dog.  See this website for how to do it:


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