Suriname is a country on the northeast coast of South America that has been attracting a growing number of visitors each year for its tropical rainforests and captivating nature, culture, and historical sites.
Foreign nationals from the following countries must apply for a Suriname tourist visa, before traveling to Suriname:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Poland
Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Please note that Haitian citizens are currently not allowed entry into Suriname.
The Suriname tourist visa can be issued as single or multiple entry, valid for 2 months, or as a multiple-entry valid for 1 year, and allows for a maximum 90-day stay in Suriname, except for foreign nationals of Suriname origin who are permitted a 180-day stay. The Suriname tourist card is issued only as a single-entry visa valid for 3 months and allows for a 90-day maximum stay in Suriname.
The following requirements should be met when applying for a Suriname tourist visa:
A passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended trip to Suriname.
A filled out and signed Suriname visa application form.
A recent standard photo, size 3x4 cm.
A copy of a roundtrip airline ticket or detailed travel itinerary
Hotel reservations or a residential address.
Proof of financial means during stay in Suriname
Kindly be advised that certain applicants may be asked to provide additional information than those listed above.
Please note that only a 6-month valid passport and a round-trip ticket are required when applying for a Suriname tourist card.
Foreign nationals applying online for a Suriname tourist e-visa or tourist e-card should follow these steps:
• Register online at the VFSA Global Suriname website
• Fill in requested information and upload required documents
• Pay the Suriname visa application fee with a valid credit or debit card.
• If approved, your Suriname tourist visa will be emailed to the address you provided.
• Confirm all visa information is correct and matches your passport.
• Print out your approved Suriname visa.
Foreign nationals applying for a Suriname tourist visa through a Suriname embassy or foreign office should follow these steps:
• Fill out a Suriname visa application form with your personal details and other requested information.
• Contact your nearest Suriname embassy, consulate or representation office to set an appointment (if applicable).
• Submit the Suriname visa application form and all required documents at your nearest Suriname embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
• The payment mode of the Suriname visa application fee will depend on the particular Suriname embassy or foreign office from where you are applying.
• Collect your approved Suriname tourist visa from the Suriname embassy, consulate, or representation office where you applied.
• Make sure all information on the Suriname visa is correct and matches your passport.
Please note that the Suriname embassy or foreign office where you are applying may require you to attend a personal interview during the Suriname tourist visa application process.
The Suriname tourist visa cost will depend on applicant’s nationality, the requested number of entries, as well as the particular Suriname foreign office from where you are applying.
Foreign nationals can apply online for a Suriname tourist e-visa, or, if eligible, a Suriname tourist card through the VFSA Global Suriname portal. Foreign nationals applying for a Suriname tourist sticker visa should apply at their nearest Suriname embassy, consulate, or foreign mission abroad.
Suriname tourist e-visas and Suriname tourist cards are usually processed within 72 hours, but processing times may take longer. Travelers applying through a Suriname embassy or foreign mission abroad are advised to start their application as early as possible, as processing times could take several days or weeks, depending on your case or the particular foreign office from where you are applying.
Approved Suriname tourist e-visas and Suriname tourist cards will be sent to the email address you provided during the online application process. Suriname tourist sticker visas can be collected from the Suriname embassy, consulate, or foreign office where you applied.
Foreign nationals from almost 30 countries can travel to Suriname visa-free and stay for up to 90 days, while CARICOM citizens can enter Suriname visa-free and stay for up to 6 months.
The Suriname tourist visa allows for a 90-day maximum stay, except foreign nationals of Suriname origin who can stay for up to 180 days in Suriname.
Foreign travelers, wishing to stay more than 90 days in Suriname, should apply for a Temporary Stay Authorization (MKV), after which MKV holders can then apply for a Suriname temporary stay visa (KV).
The Suriname tourist visa fees are contingent on the foreign applicant’s nationality, requested number of entries into Suriname, and the particular Suriname foreign office through which the Suriname visa application is being processed.
Travelers cannot get a visa-on-arrival in Suriname, with certain official or diplomatic exceptions.