Our Suriname Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Suriname’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Suriname.
A visa is required for any foreign individual seeking to visit Suriname unless they are a citizen of one of the nations that are free from visa requirements or who are entitled to use a tourist card. Immigration visas granted by the Surinamese government are intended to regulate and facilitate the movement of people across borders. All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months.
Depending on your nationality, you can require one or the other. Both the Suriname Visa and Tourist Card are available online, although it takes less time to receive the Tourist Card.
Additionally, some nationals are permitted visa-free entry to Suriname for tourism activities.
Entry into Suriname
No visa is required for visitors from any country who wish to visit Suriname for tourism or family visits for up to 90 days. Each individual entering Suriname for tourism or family visits must pay a $25 USD or €25 EUR entry fee. This fee may be paid via the website. The entry fee must be paid prior to departure, and the entry fee voucher must be presented to immigration upon arrival. At arrival, all passengers must present proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test result.
You will need the following:
The bio page of your passport. The passport's validity duration must be for six months.
Your travel schedule (not your flight ticket).
Evidence of lodging in Suriname (hotel reservation, booking, letter of invitation, etc).
A photo the size of a passport
An application for a visa to Suriname is handled in 72 hours. During the holidays, it can take longer. If it takes more than 5 days, you should get in touch with the visa office to process your application.
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Who can enter Suriname without a visa?
To enter Suriname, foreign nationals must get either a Suriname Tourist Card or a Visa. Depending on your nationality, you may require either document. If you are a citizen of one of the following nations, you can enter Suriname visa-free for up to 30 days:
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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These time periods are eligible for a Suriname visa:
- Tourist visas for Suriname are valid for two months (single-entry or multiple-entry); twelve months (multiple-entry)
- Business visa for Suriname: two months, two years, and five years (Multiple-entry)
- Three-day transit visa for Suriname.
- Tourist Card for Suriname: 90 days.
What to do if your Suriname visa is refused?
People frequently ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please make contact with us if your visa application was denied. You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Suriname visa and the reasons for the denial.
The normal processing period for the Suriname e-Visa is between 3 and 7 business days from the date of application. Be sure to submit your application before your vacation. If there is a problem with your application or processing, it could take longer to process your data.
The cost of your e-Visa, including the processing charge, depends on the processing speed you choose. Here is the total expense associated with each processing speed type: Standard Processing: $138.99 USD. Urgent Processing – $182.99 USD.
If you plan to stay in Suriname for more than three months, you must get an Authorization for Temporary Stay (also known as an MKV) from the nearest Surinamese embassy prior to departure. If you are visiting Suriname on a tourist or business visa, you cannot apply for permanent residency.