Visa Requirements Suriname

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Visa Requirements

Tourist, Business and Transit Visas

     Requirements (subject to change any time):

  • Valid Passport must be submitted
    (Passport must be signed and valid for 6 months from the date of intended travel)
  • One completed visa application form
  • Copy of computer generated itinerary and/or round trip ticket
  • Business Letter for business visa
  • One (1) recent passport photo
  • Proof of residence status in the United States or Canada (this requirement applies only to nationals of other countries who reside legally in the United States/Canada)
  • For children up to 17 years of age:
    The following documents are required to support the visa application of a child to enter Suriname:

1.    Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents;
2.    Copy of legal documents pertaining to custody, where, when, if applicable;
3.    Legalized letter of consent:

    •  If child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent;
    • If child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel;

4.    Death Certificate, in case one or both parents are deceased.


Criteria for a business visa:

1.    Attend conference, training or meetings
2.    Negotiate business
3.    Make an exploratory business visit
4.    Temporary work assignment for less than 90 days


Visa Application Form:
Click here to download the Application for Visa form.


Visa Processing Fees

      • US Passport holders
        • Tourist visa up to 60 months (5 years) multiple entries: $ 100.00
        • Business visa up to 60 months (5 years) multiple entries: $ 100.00
        • Diplomatic visa up to 12 months (1 year) multiple entries: Gratis
        • Official/Service visa up to 12 months (1 year) multiple entries: Gratis
        • Transit visa valid for 3 (three) days: US$ 15.00
      • Non-US passport holders
        • Tourist visa:
          • 2 months multiple entries: US$ 45.00
          • 12 months (1 year) multiple entries: US$ 210.00
          • 36 months (3 years) multiple entries: US$ 200.00 (this type of visa can only be issued to applicants who are foreigners of Surinamese origin)
        • Business visa:
          • months multiple entries: US$ 60.00
          • 24 months (2 years) multiple entries: US$ 360.00
        • Transit visa valid for 3 (three) days: US$ 15.00
        • Diplomatic visa up to 12 months (or more upon request) multiple entries: Gratis
        • Official/Service visa up to 12 months (or more upon request) multiple entries: Gratis

Requirements for Diplomatic/Official/Service/Courtesy Visas:

A diplomatic note must be submitted to request an appropriate visa for entry into the Republic of Suriname. The diplomatic note must include the applicant’s full name, date of birth, position and title, passport number, purpose of travel, travel date, and the anticipated length of stay.

(Visas will be issued within 2-3 business days from the day that the note and passport are received.)


Tourist Card

Requirements:

      • Valid Passport must be submitted
      • Passport must be signed and valid for 6 months from the date of intended travel
      • Copy of computer generated itinerary and/or round trip ticket
      • For children up to 17 years of age:
        The followings documents are required to support the visa application of a child to enter Suriname:

1.    Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents;

2.    Copy of legal documents pertaining to custody, where, when, if applicable;

3.    Legalized letter of consent:

a.    If child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent;

b.    If child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel;

4.    Death Certificate, in case one or both parents are deceased.

Note: A Tourist Card can also be obtained at the airport upon arrival in Suriname. For eligible countries see list below.

Tourist Card Fee: Single entry US$ 35.00 (3 months, Single Entry)

Form of Payment:
Cash (exact amount only and hand delivered)
Money Order / Certified Check / Company Check
No personal checks will be accepted.

Note: All fees are non-refundable.

Mailing Fees

Domestic:
Express Mail US $25.00
Pre-paid Federal Express/UPS/Express Mail label and/or envelope

International:
Only a pre-paid Federal Express/UPS/DHL label and/or envelope

Processing time:
Allow 3-5 business days for processing.

Where to send application:
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
4201 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20008

Tel: (202) 629-4302
Fax: (202) 629-4769
E-mail: amb.vs@foreignaffairs.gov.sr

Countries Eligible for Tourist Cards (subject to change anytime):

1.    Austria
2.    Belgium
3.    Bolivia
4.    Canada
5.    Chile
6.    China (People’s Republic of)
7.    Colombia
8.    Costa Rica
9.    Cuba
10. Czech Republic
11. Denmark
12. Dominican Republic
13. Ecuador
14. El Salvador
15. Germany
16. Estonia
17. Finland
18. France
19. Greece
20. Guatemala
21. Haiti
22. Honduras
23. Hungary
24. Iceland
25. India
26. Indonesia
27. Italy
28. Latvia
29. Liechtenstein
30. Lithuania
31. Luxembourg
32. Malta
33. Mexico
34. Netherlands
35. Nicaragua
36. Norway
37. Panama
38. Paraguay
39. Peru
40. Portugal
41. Singapore
42. Slovenia
43. Slovakia
44. Spain
45. Turkey
46. Uruguay
47. Venezuela
48. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
49. United States of America
50. Sweden
51. Switzerland

Countries Exempt from Visa (subject to change anytime)

1.    Antigua and Barbuda
2.    Argentina
3.    Aruba
4.    Bahamas
5.    Barbados
6.    Belize
7.    Bonaire
8.    Brazil
9.    Chile
10. China (People’s Republic of): for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
11. Colombia: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
12. Costa Rica: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
13. Cuba: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
14. Dominica
15. Gambia
16. Guyana
17. Grenada
18. Haiti: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
19. Hong Kong: for holders of passports issued by the Hong Kong Special Administration only
20. Indonesia: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
21. Israel
22. Jamaica
23. Japan
24. Malaysia
25. Monserrat
26. Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao)
27. Philippines
28. Saba
29. South Korea
30. St. Eustatius
31. St. Kitts and Nevis
32. St. Lucia
33. St. Maarten
34. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
35. Trinidad and Tobago
36. Uruguay: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only
37. Venezuela: for holders of diplomatic and official passports only