Everything You Need To Know About A Suriname Visa
of ordinary British passports require a visa to travel to Suriname prior to
their arrival in the nation. Whether you are traveling for tourism or business
purposes, you have to apply for a visa in person either at the Suriname
Consulate in Amsterdam or the Honorary Consul of Suriname in London. Below are
the contact details:
Consulate in Amsterdam
(00) (31) 206 426 137
(00) (31) 206 465 311
Honorary Consul in the UK:
(44) (0)7768-196 326
a British citizen you can apply for the following common visa types:
- Tourist Visa
- Business Visa
- Visa for Internship or Voluntary
- Special Visa
- Transit Visa
Surinamese tourist visa is available both in single and multiple entries. A
single entry visa is valid for 2 months and multiple entry visas are valid for
2 months and 12 months. The maximum allowable stay is 90 days.
- A completed, Online Visa Application form. Once you enter all the details, download it, and take a
printout. Sign it and when you submit it, ensure that it is not older than 10
- A recent, colored photograph of
dimensions 3 cm x 4 cm, glued on the right upper corner of the application
- A passport with a minimum validity
of 6 months and at least 2 blank pages
- A copy of the flight ticket
- A copy of the itinerary for the next
- Documentation which proves that you
will exit Suriname within 90 days.
entry business visas come with validities of 2 months and 2 years. They allow a
maximum stay period of 90 days.
primary documents are the same as that of a tourist visa, i.e. a valid
passport, filled application form, and photographs. Supporting documents
- A copy of the registration with the
Chamber of Commerce
- An official letter of invitation
from the hosting company in Suriname or an official letter of the company of
- A copy of your travel itinerary
Visa for Internship or Voluntary Work
you are traveling to Suriname for an internship or voluntary work, you can get
an entry visa that allows you to stay here for a maximum period of 90 days.
Apart from the primary documents, you will need a copy of the flight ticket and
an official letter of the authorized institution/organization confirming the
purpose and period of stay in Suriname.
single entry, 2-months valid special visa allows you to enter Suriname in case
of death in the immediate family. It also grants a maximum stay period of 90
days. In order to apply for a special visa, you must have Surinamese origins
and must possess a copy of the death certificate and a copy of the family
transit visa is granted if you are traveling to another country via Suriname
and depart within 3 days of your arrival. The supporting documents needed are a
copy of tickets and proof that you have been permitted entry into the next
country on your itinerary.
Authorization of Temporary Stay in Suriname
your planned stay period in Suriname exceeds 90 days, you need to apply for an
Authorization for Temporary Stay also called MKV, at least 3 months before your
entry date in the nation. You cannot apply for an MKV in Suriname, after
entering the nation on a tourist or business visa. You can submit an
application for an MKV at the Honorary Consul of Suriname in London.
apply for an MKV, you need
- A completed form
- 2 recent passport-sized photographs
- A copy of the biodata and visa pages
of the passport
- A copy of your birth certificate
- An original certificate of
- Bank statements proving that you
have sufficient means to sustain your stay in Suriname
- For an internship or voluntary work,
a copy of an official letter of the organization/institution in Suriname,
describing your purpose of visit and duration of stay
- For work-related visits, a copy of
the labor or employment contract
- A bank statement which shows that
you have transferred an administration fee of 10 euro or receipt stating that
the payment has been made in cash
- A copy of valid health insurance
you submit all the documents, you need to wait for 3 months and check if your
MKV has been approved.
If yes, you can apply for a KV or a short-stay visa, to
enter Suriname. This visa is valid for 60 days and the documentation
requirements are the same as we have outlined above for individual visa types.
you receive this visa, you will also get a note from the Consulate specifying
that you have to register with the Ministry of Justice and Police in Suriname,
within 2 weeks of your arrival in Suriname.
you arrive at the Department for Registration of Foreigners in Paramaribo, you
will receive the final stamp for an Authorization for Temporary Stay.