The requirements to rent an apartment in Panama are not much different than most other countries so for an apartment for rent in Panama if you are a tourist from some countries you will be required to have a tourist visa which you may obtain from a travel agent like your airline or from some countries like the United States you can obtain your tourist visa at the airport or from a Panamanian Embassy or Consulate. The tourist visa is good for 30 days and can be extended for 90 days. When renting an apartment in Panama you will also be required to have a current passport which allows you to legally enter the country.
If you are planning to enter Panama and go for a rent Panama apartment and you plan to stay for more than 90 days then you will have to apply for a Temporary Visitor Visa. When you rent apartment in Panama you may be asked for your passport number or for you to fax a copy of your passport plus a copy of your Temporary Visitor Visa along with a form of deposit. This temporary visa is for a period from a period of 180 days to one year and may be extended for up to five years. To obtain this you have to have a certified copy of your passport and it must be good for up to 6 months which is true for many countries.
For the actual rent Panama depending on which alquiler apartamentos en panama (rent apartment in Panama in Spanish) agency you choose you will see a list of locations where they have rental properties available. These rentals may be considered short term rentals for a week or two of for a month. Then they will have available long term rentals for several months up to a year. Other than requiring you have a valid passport and a tourist visa if required these apartments will have fairly standard rental terms and conditions. You will go on the website and choose which property you are interested in then click on see more or what ever button they use to get to the property information and conditions.
Generally to rent in Panama you will be required to give you information like name, address, email address, and the length of your intended stay. On some locations you will choose the dates you want to rent and you will be told if the apartment is available for rental at that time. If so they will want you payment information and most of the apartments must be paid for in full before you receive a rental confirmation when you rent an apartment in Panama. They will also require a damage deposit from five to six hundred dollars that will be charged in full at the time of the rental and it will be refunded after 30 days from vacating the unit.
When you alquiler panama (rent panama in Spanish) you have many location choices in some lovely areas. So feel safe when you rent apartment in Panama and have fun.