Here are some of the comments and recommendations from people who have used my services:
Feb 17, 2013
YES AN ATTORNEY IS REQUIRED;;FIRST I’D RECOMMEND YOU CONTACT OUR ATTORNEY,MAYRA.(SEE BELOW). SHE IS VERY EFFICIENT AND THROUGH,,WE CONTACTED HER ON A THURSDAY, HAD A MEETING ON FRIDAY AND ME HER AT IMMIGRATION ON THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY,,WE RECEIVED OUR TEMPORARY RESIDENCY CARD THAT DAY; WHICH WAS AUG 22ND,2012. WE RECEIVED OUR PERMANENT STATUS AND CARD ON FEB 16 2013. THIS WAS FOR A FAMILY OF THREE,MY WIFE,DAUGHTER AND MYSELF.
AND THERE WAS A STUMBLING BLOCK PROVIDED BY THE U.S.STATE DEPARTMENT REGARDING POLICE REPORTS. MINE WAS PREPARED BY THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE AND WAS PROPERLY COMPLETED, WITH THE NOTARY,AND PROPER APOSITLED. IT WAS REFUSED BECAUSE THAT DAY THE STATE DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDED ALL POLICE REPORTS SHOULD COME FROM THE FBI..MAYRA SENT US TO THE D.I.J. HERE IN PANAMA CITY AND WE RECEIVED A PANAMANIAN POLICE REPORT WHICH WAS ACCEPTED BY IMMIGRATION..
MAYRA,HER HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER ALL WORK TOGETHER,AND SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH.
I SUGGEST YOU CONTACT HER AS THE REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO CHANGE AND SHE WILL GIVE YOU AN UP TO DATE ON REQUIREMENTS.
MY NEEDS WERE COMPLICATED A BIT BECAUSE MY WIFE AND 11 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER ARE COLOMBIAN, THE TOTAL COSTS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY WAS $2205, WHICH WAS CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN OTHER QUOTES,,,,RUNNING FROM $900 TO $22OO MORE AND THE TIME FRAMES WERE UP TO TWO YEARS AND MORE. AND THAT DID NOT INCLUDE OUR DAUGHTER..THE OTHER ATTORNEYS ALL SAID IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO GET HER RESIDENCY..
ONE FURTHER NOTE OF CAUTION,,,SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE TIME SENSITIVE,,SO YOUR PLANS SHOULD TAKE TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION..
HOPE THIS HELPS,AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PANAMA ADVENTURE..SINCERELY, JIM DURHAM
Feb 13, 2013
Regarding applying for visas, is there anyone you would recommend to handle those matters too? It’s also been suggested that we should form a ‘corporation’ to buy the house, Mayra Lamboglia De Ruzzi is excellent for visa’s. Her contact information is:
Licda. Mayra Lamboglia De Ruzzi AttorneyÂ
Calle Manuel Maria Icaza (Area Bancaria) y Calle 51
Edificio Magna Corp.
Panama, Republic of Panama
Feb 18, 2014
From the beginning of the process to get a Panama resident visa, Mayra and Pierre patiently answered all our questions (and there were many!) and guided us in putting together the necessary documentation prior to our first trip to Panama city. On our first trip, they helped us open a bank account and assisted us with all the initial visits to the Immigration offices in Panama city. Mayra expertly looked after all the legal aspects of our application, and Pierre manoeuvred us through the Panamanian bureaucracy. What a perfect team! Within 2 weeks, we had temporary resident visas and multiple-entry stamps in our passports. Four and a half months later our permanent resident visas were ready for pick up and we arranged our flights to our new home in Chiriqui. We highly recommend this dynamic duo to anyone looking for an outstanding lawyer and government facilitator who really know how to get things done with integrity, efficiency and a welcoming attitude. Today as we sit in our home in the Chiriqui Highlands, we look back at the complex application process and we thank Mayra and Pierre for helping us get here, and making everything work seamlessly.
Dave and Jim
We also got the same notice from her. Now, we also are Residents¡
From: dave [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 3:41 PM
Subject: Americans In Panama – Re: Pensionada in under 90 days?!!!
— In firstname.lastname@example.org, “Jim” <j_vidlak@…> wrote:
Yup. That’s right. Our fine attorney, Mayra Lamboglia de Ruzzi, has just informed us that our permanent Pensionada visa has been approved!! We submitted the paperwork for this visa, and received our ‘temporary’ visa, on March 17, 2011. All we need to do now is to schedule a trip to Cuidad de Panama to pick it up!
Sometimes things do go right in Panama! Wow!
They usually do when Mayra is your attorney.
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She is the best, what she charges should make little difference. She is fair and honest. You can probably have it done CHEAPER, however you will pay more before it is over.
— In email@example.com, “dave” <davekitty@…> wrote:
What does she charge?
-Mayra has a way of making things “go right”
— In Panama_laws_for_expats@yahoogroups.com, Betty Dabney
I’m a US citizen in the process of applying for a Pensionada visa,
which sounds like the one you are talking about. My lawyer in Panama says
the annual letter from Social Security is acceptable. It needs to be
apostilled (certified) by the Panamanian Consulate. Not sure where you would go to have this done if you are already in Panama.
You need a lawyer to help you with this process. I am using Mayra G.
Lamboglia, whom I recommend highly. She has been previously
recommended in this group.
Calle Calle Manuel Maria Icaza
Corregimiento de Bella Vista
Ciudad de Panama
Magna Corp # 607
1crisma at gmail dot com
– Betty Dabney
Americans In Panama – Panama Immigration Attorney
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Mayra, and only Mayra!
Here’s the link;
She’s honest, efficient, effective, reasonable, and speaks English!
Mayra de Ruzzi has represented dozens, if not hundreds, of the members of Americans in Panama, Viviendo en Panama and Panama Forum in obtaining their pensionado visas. In the three years that I have known her I have not heard one complaint regarding her service, but have received many “thank yous” for referring her. She speaks excellent English and is always on time. Her services, while not the cheapest, are very reasonable and nowhere near the cost of the large law firms, but I would caution anyone about choosing an attorney based solely on cost. Her contact information is:
If you are calling from outside of Panama you will need to first
dial 011 (country code) 507 (area code) and then the number.
If you would like to discuss her with me you may call me at 6651-1237.
Clyde Jenkins – moderator
Mary and Richard Lewis
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Date: Sat, May 16, 2009 at 6:10 AM
Subject: hello from Mary and Rick
To: Mayra Lamboglia de Ruzzi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hope everything is well. I was going to post this on your web site, but I guess you have to post it. So if you like you can post this,
We needed an attorney to help us with the closing of our condo in Panama. We had two different attorneys that were not responsive to our e-mails or phone calls.
After intensive search on Internet I found Mayra Lamboglia Ruzzi. I sent her a simple e-mail asking her if she would represent us in closing of our condo in Panama. The rest is an history. She was great, responded to our e-mails right away, she took a charge of everything that had to be done in a professional way.
We flew to Panama and met up with her in her office. She drow us to our bank, to the title company and our builder. She went out of her way to made sure that everything went smoothly.
We are so thankful to her for everything she did for us and would highly recommend her to anyone that buys a property in Panama. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Mary and Richard Lewis
Basic rule of thumb — If you are considering coming here and your skills sets are not unique — i.e. a Panamanian could not reasonably do it — you are taking employment from someone who needs a job way more than you do.
Contact Mayra de Ruzzi before coming here or when you visit to check out Panama. She is very good at assessing whether or not you should pursue the investor visa and other issues. Search on her name and you will find her contact information.
Re: [americans_in_panama] pensionado help
Another attorney that is excellent is Mayra Ruzzi. Everyone I have referred to
her has been very happy with her. She also speaks English and is very
reasonable in her costs. In fact, I had breakfast with someone this morning who
I referred to her and she is charging the same rates as he charged me last year.
Her contact information……
So if you have used an attorney and they did a good job for you, please create a file in the folder named Attorneys. Bill Baio… Sharon from Tennessee… the one you guys used needs to be in there. I forgot her name. Melodye
Her name is Mayra de Ruzzi. She does a real good job at a fair
price. Go to the links page on my web site
Mayra’s e-mail address is there.
Re: Beware of Panamanian Attorneys
Sorry to hear about your problems Greg. I was lucky, after being
recommended several attorneys I used Mayra de Ruzzi. I now have my
pensionado and Mayra was great working under frustrations and
delays due to the approaching election she hung in there and gave me
a superb service and for well under $1000. I recommend Mayra to
anyone needing this service in Panama.
By Casey Koehler
Panama: Decided to Move? Here Is What You Need To Know
You need an attorney here in Panama for this effort. I would strongly suggest you get one in Panama City rather than here in Boquete because of the fact that there are many less than scrupulous attorneys here (just like in the States) that will charge you based on the fact that they can get essentially any amount they want to charge you because you are a foreigner rather than what is a reasonable and fair price. Competition is good. You should not pay more than $700 for the first person and $500 for the second if they are done at the same time. So, for a couple more than $1200 is not reasonable.
I will give you the name of an attorney that is well connected and knows this procedure so well that she “can do it with her eyes closed.” She speaks English and is very helpful. Her name is Myra Lamboglia: email her at email@example.com. If you tell her that Casey Koehler from Boquete sent you she will be receptive. She has had clients that don’t listen to her and don’t do as she says and tell her how silly the requirements are. She doesn’t like that. This is her country and her country’s rules and she knows the laws. Do the things she says, how she says, and when she says, and you’ll have no difficulty. You will have to pay her $600 down on her accepting the job and the balance of the $1200 on completion of your visas (for two).
[panamaforum] Re: GOOD LAWYER
AddFriday, July 17, 2009 1:14:33 PM
I used Mayra as well, five years ago. She did an excellent job and from what I keep reading, she is still doing so.
I can’t say enough good things about my attorney Mayra Lamboglia de Ruzzi. I would unequivocally recommend her to anyone & everyone. I chose her based on the recommendations from others in this group and from at least four other Panama forums I belong to and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made since retiring here.
She did my mother’s pensionado visa, my reforestation visa, helped us to open a bank account and purchase a car. Most recently, she is helping us to navigate a difficult time as a result of a tradgedy back in the States.
Mayra is highly sought after and as a result is kept very busy. If she doesn’t immediately respond the same day to email or phone messages, she will without a doubt get back to you as quickly as she can. Her fees are fair and reasonable which is as important to us as her reliability, honesty and professionalism.
I may come across as a rabid fan, but I am.
Two very satisfied clients,
Corinna & Pam Frangione
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From: hosemhosemis <hosemhosemis@ yahoo.com>
Subject: [panamaforum] GOOD LAWYER
To: panamaforum@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 8:42 AM
Can you recommend a good lawyer ,for real estate and immigration.
Have you heard of Rainelda Mata-Kelly or Mayra de Ruzzi?
Maybe another one?
Mayra de Ruzzi has been used by a lot of us for the residency. She is great, knows her way around and is reasonable. Came to our hotel and carried us to immigration. She speaks perfect English as she practiced in Houston for several years. She specializes in immigration and labor. I know of no one who has been unhappy with her services. I have recommended her to several people as have others that have been satisfied. We started the process before returning to the states, gathered the necessary papers and sent them to her. By the time we permanently returned to Panama, the residency was waiting and she took us to finalize everything and saw to it we also got our drivers licenses. She can also put together corporations etc for you. One attorney that hasn’t succumbed to greed.
Re: [americans_in_panama] Re: Back to the 30 Day Tourist Cards of Yesteryear
I’ve heard good things about Mayra De Ruzzi:
Law Offices of Jay Lewis, LLC
847 S. McDonough St.
P.O. Box 5059
Montgomery, AL 36103
We came from Alabama, so we drove to Miami and flew COPA who allowed
the dogs in cargo on the same flight as us. They were in flight for
only 3 hours, got to the airport early enough, and our attorney Mayra
De Ruzzi had all the papers there and ready for us to sign.
Yes, it was $130 per dog, and COPA charged $50 per dog for the flight.
I hope this helps.
Re: [RETIRE in PANAMA] “FULL-SERVICE” ATTORNEYS IN PANAMA CITY
Yes, quite a few people have complimented her and her services……..BUT
she does charge a much higher fee, too! Why not obtain the same results
using a English speaking attorney by the name of Mayra de Ruzzi….just
for other inquiring minds! (LOL??)
Mayra de Ruzzi
Need someone to help you you with getting that pensionado carnet or multiple entry visa? If you are trying to establish residency in Panamá, you need someone who knows how to navigate the immigration laws and bureaucracy. Maybe there is a real estate question that needs to be resolved. Mayra is the one for you. A prompt and efficient professional at a reasonable fee. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stan & Lorraine
My wife and I used Myra Lamboglia by recommendation. We pass on our high recommendation. She is fair, honest, speaks english quite well and knows the process.
We went the pensionado visa route. It took about 6 months. You can pay to have it expedited and it will take only 1/2 a year.