Other Consular Services (subject to change anytime)

  1. Request for certified copy of Birth Certificate

    Requirements:

    • A letter requesting for a birth certificate containing:
      • Full name (correct spelling)
      • Date of birth
      • Names of parents
      • Last address in Suriname

    Processing fee: $ 30.00
    Processing time: Allow approximately 90 days for processing.

  2. Request for Police Clearance/Certificate of Good Conduct

    Requirements:

    • A letter requesting for a Certificate of Good Conduct/Police Clearance containing:
      • Full name (correct spelling)
      • Date of birth
      • Last address in Suriname
      • Copy of the passport
      • Two passport photographs

    Note: Applicant must be registered in the Public Registry of the Bureau for Civil Affairs in Suriname (CBB=Centraal Bureau voor Burgerzaken)

    Processing fee: $ 45.00
    Processing time: Allow approximately 90 days for processing.

  3. Request for Apostille

    Requirements:

    1. Notarization of document(s)
    2. Authentication of notary signature (in most states this may be done directly by the State Secretary of State; if not, by the County Clerk)
    3. State Secretary of State Certification (in states where the notary signature may be authenticated directly by the State Secretary of State, steps 2 and 3 are combined)
    4. U.S. Secretary of State Certification

      Note: All documents must be original.

    Processing fee: $ 20.00
    Processing time: Allow 3-5 business days for processing.

  4. Legalization/Certification

    Requirements:

    • A letter requesting the legalization/certification
    • The document to be legalized/certified

    Processing fee: $ 20.00
    Processing time: Allow 3-5 business days for processing.

  5. Request for Authentication of Surinamese Driver's License

    Requirements:

    • A letter requesting the authentication
    • The original Surinamese driver’s license to be authenticated

    Processing fee: $ 20.00
    Processing time: Allow 3-5 business days for processing.

    Announcement:

    "Draft State Decree regarding amendment of the Driver's License Law 1957, G.B. 1957 no. 103 as recently amended by S.B. 2005 no 17, with required Explanatory Note"

    1. persons with a valid foreign driver's license may visit the Driver's License Department, "Bureau Nieuwe Haven" to obtain a driver's permit in case they intend to drive in Suriname
    2. The following should be submitted:
      • A passport, which indicates that the person in question resides legally in the country
      • A receipt for the amount of 150.00 Surinamese Dollars (SRD)
      • The deposit can be made at the Central Payment Office or any of its branches

    Further information can be obtained by the Driver's License Department, "Bureau Nieuwe Haven" in Suriname. Telephone: (597) 402293 / 403101 / 402158

  6. Request for Life Certificate

    Requirements:

    • A letter requesting the life certificate
    • Applicant has to appear in person
    • If applicant is not able to appear in person (due to health conditions, distance, etc.), the applicant may call the Embassy and send a copy of 2 forms of valid identification

    Processing fee: $ 30.00
    Processing time: Allow 3-5 business days for processing.


Additional Consular Services (subject to change anytime)

Extensive or abbreviated Certificate for Death $ 30.00
Extensive or abbreviated Marriage Certificate $ 30.00
To receive assistance in order to obtain a Declaration on the
   marital status of a person from the Public Register of Suriname
$ 30.00
To receive assistance in order to obtain information regarding
   residence of a person or whether he/she is/was registered
   with the Public Register of Suriname
$ 30.00
To receive assistance in order to obtain information from
   the Wills Registry of Suriname
$ 75.00
Assistance in order to renew a driver's license or a
   copy of it
$ 45.00

Mailing Fee

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/or DHL label and/or envelope

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

Where to send requests:
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 460
Washington, D.C. 20008

Tel.: (202) 244-7488 and 7590
Fax: (202) 244-5878
E-mails: embsuriname@surembwsh.org, amb.vs@foreignaffairs.gov.sr

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