Chapter 3 - Panama Canal Zone Employees

Certain former employees of the Panama Canal Zone and their spouses and children may receive special immigrant status.[1] Such employees include those employed for at least 1 year by the Zone or Zone government and who were employees on the date the treaty transferring the Canal to Panama took effect, June 16, 1978. Retired former employees who were employed for 15 years, or 5 years in the case of an employee whose personal safety is endangered because of such employment, are also eligible.


[^ 1] See INA 101(a)(27)(E).

Current as of July 26, 2021