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:
      1. If child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent;
      2. 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:
      1. If child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent;
      2. 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) 244-7488
Tel: (202) 629-4302
Fax: (202) 244-5878
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

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