Your original passport with a validity of at least 6 months after the expiry date of your visa.
Passport photo scan
An official, colour passport photo scan that meets the following conditions:
- The passport photo scan must be of high quality and in colour with a white background. Have been taken within the last 6 months, without glasses. Head covering is only allowed on the passport photo if it is for religious reasons: The whole face must be visible.
Copy of travel arrangements
A copy of your flight schedule and registered hotel confirmation.
This must contain the following information:
- Full name of the traveller
- Arrival and departure dates of your flight and check-in and check-out dates of your hotel
- Address and contact details of your hotel must be included on the confirmation
Business travellers to Suriname must provide the following to be eligible for an e-Visa Card:
- An invitation letter from the company to be visited in Suriname
- A copy of the identity card of the signatory of the invitation letter in Suriname
- A copy of The Certificate of Commerce & Industry of the company in Suriname
Do you want to travel to Surinam in times of corona? Then you must have an authorisation letter, issued by the Surinamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Apply for this authorization letter on time, as the processing time is 5 working days. Only then can you apply for a visa, which can take up to 72 hours.
The letter must be requested by e-mail. It must state
- Why your trip is necessary
- Your passport and travel details
- Any supporting documents, such as a letter from the hospital in Suriname or a death certificate
Only after obtaining this authorization letter, we can apply for a visa Suriname for you. Make sure you apply for this letter at least 10 working days before departure, so you have enough time to apply for your visa (max. 72 hours).
Emergency visa to Suriname
Please note that it is not possible to apply for your visa to Suriname with urgency. Suriname has no urgent procedures. All visa applications are standard evaluated within 72 hours after submission.
However, we can process your visa with speed. This means that within a few hours, at most 1 working day after receipt, we will process your visa application in the Suriname system, provided that the application meets all requirements and all necessary documents, such as copy of passport, passport photo and ticket are uploaded. Without these documents the application cannot be processed!
What is a visa Suriname?
Are you going on holiday to Suriname? Or do you need to be in Suriname for business? When you want to go to Suriname on holiday or business, you need a visa and you have to apply for the right visa for Suriname before you leave. This is a digital authorisation letter, with which you obtain permission to enter the Surinam borders.
Visa Suriname application
Since April 15, 2019, it is possible for citizens from 53 different countries to apply for an electronic visa. This electronic visa will replace the physical visa card for Suriname and is also known as an e-tourist card or e-Visa card. The E-visa Card is the variant for business travelers. Travelers with Dutch and Belgian nationality can quickly and easily submit an application for an electronic visa via our website.
The electronic Suriname E-Visa card replaces the physical tourist card. As a result, you no longer have to go to the consulate of Suriname for a stay of 90 days for tourist or business purposes. With the Suriname e-visa card you can only enter the country once. It is also possible to apply for a multiple entry tourist visa for 2 or 12 months. You can apply for the Suriname e-visa via our Suriname visa application page.
We can apply for an e-visa card for tourist and business purposes for Suriname.
Types of visa Suriname applications
In addition to the E-Tourist Card and the E-Visa (Business) Card, we can also apply for other digital Suriname visas for you entirely online.
For example, did you already know that in some cases it is also possible to obtain an annual visa for Suriname? This allows you to enter Suriname several times within 1 year of the visa validity, without having to apply for a new visa in advance. There are, however, conditions attached to this. Contact us for the possibilities.
Do you have questions? We are available 7 days a week. After completing the application form, you can choose your payment method yourself, iDeal, bank transfer or Bancontact / Mister Cash.
With children to Suriname?
If you travel with underage children, you have to take into account a number of extra rules. Children must have their own travel document and may no longer be included in the parents’ passport. In addition, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee carries out extensive checks to prevent possible international child abductions.
Are you traveling abroad with a child over which you have joint custody or over which you do not have custody? You can use this form to demonstrate that you have permission from the persons who have custody of the child to travel abroad with the child. More information can be found on the website of the national government.
Processing time, visa validity and costs of the visa Suriname.
The cost and processing time for the visa depends on the type of visa you choose.
- The costs for the E-visa for Suriname for the tourist single-entry visa (valid for 90 days) are € 84.95.
- The costs for the multiple-entry (valid for 60 days) E-visa are € 104.95
This includes processing costs, consular costs, transaction costs (with iDeal / bancontact payment) and VAT.
The business e-visa is valid for 2 or 24 months and is a multiple entry visa. The maximum period of stay differs per visa type.
As soon as your e-visa is ready, you will receive it by e-mail. You must carry the e-visa printed with you.
It is not possible to submit the application urgently. An E-Tourist card or e-visa is ready in 1 to 3 working days (Monday to Friday), from the moment of submission. From then on, it is up to the Surinamese government to determine how quickly they will make a decision about your application. The Surinamese government reserves the right to take longer to assess your application than the usual 72 hours, if they deem it necessary. They remain free to do so at all times for no reason in the event of a delay in the application.
Why apply for your Suriname Visa at Traveldocs?
At Traveldocs we guarantee professional, correct, smooth and reliable service.
Our experienced experts will check the application before submitting it to the government of Suriname. Only in this way can you be 100% sure that your application is correctly and safely applied for.
Traveldocs makes the procedure easier for you, so no more complicated website procedures.
You will be kept informed of the status of the request by e-mail or telephone. You can also follow your request at any time via the Tracking function on our website.
Traveldocs is a Dutch company with years of experience and the right connections to handle your documents correctly. We work together with various tour operators, top clubs, large (international) companies and NGOs. Your documents are always in safe hands with us.
Are you planning to visit other countries besides Suriname?
Make sure you travel well prepared and have all necessary documents and visas. Take a look at the pages below if you also plan to visit these countries.
You can take care of the application yourself by placing the application on our website and answering all necessary questions.
You can do this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will guide you step by step through the process and support where necessary. Are you having trouble finding our website? Then you can contact us for this. We like to help you!
Do you want to apply for the visa Suriname directly? Then proceed directly to the online application form. Would you like to know more about the visa and the procedure first? Read our FAQ visa Suriname page, or contact us via the online contact form.
Traveldocs helps companies and private individuals to apply for a visa or legalization. As a recognized legalization agency, we assist you administratively and we take care of the complete settlement at the relevant embassy or consulate. We charge agency fees for this service. We are not a government agency or affiliated with it. All costs to be paid by you are clearly visible and completely transparent and Traveldocs uses competitive prices, a professional service with adequate know-how within the world of legalisations. Of course you also have the option to submit your application directly to the relevant government agency. When you submit an application via visum-legalisatie.nl, you never pay more for the consular costs than at the embassy / consulate.