Saturday, September 18, 2021

Visa & Passport Requirements for Suriname

South AmericaSurinameVisa & Passport Requirements for Suriname

If you wish to visit Suriname and are not a citizen of one of the countries listed below, you must verify that your visa paperwork is in order. If you need a visa, please contact one of the Suriname Consulates listed under Contact. Visas are not required for citizens of the following countries to enter Suriname:

Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Caribbean Netherlands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Montserrat, Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago

Citizens of the following countries can obtain a single entry 90-day tourist card at The Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport for US$25 or €20 (cash) as of November 2011: Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Pa

If your nation is not listed below, you must get a visa in advance through your local Surinamese mission.

Most of the time, you will be given a single-entry visa/tourist card. As a result, you will only be allowed to visit Suriname once. If you wish to visit Suriname and another country, such as Guyana or French Guiana, you’ll need to apply for a multiple entry visa (higher cost).

Getting in through land (river) crossing: – Visas and tourist cards are not accepted at the border. The Suriname Consulate in Cayenne, French Guiana, now sells tourist cards for €31, which may be obtained in less than an hour. There is no need to fill out any paperwork; simply hand over your passport and cash/card. Weekday hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Surinamese Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, likewise provides the tourist card, but requires you to return in the afternoon to pick it up. The cost is $35 USD. Two things to keep in mind: Suriname embassies/consulates are frequently closed without prior/extensive warning, and there is no website to check ahead of time. Don’t be shocked if the embassy/consulate is closed when you arrive, with a statement indicating that it will be closed on Wednesday, Friday, and Monday without reason, but thanks you for your understanding. N.B. Those having EU passports (free movement) may not need to be stamped into French Guiana, but they must DEFINITELY be stamped out of French Guiana before crossing into Suriname. Otherwise, you’ll be sent back over the river (and charged twice as much) to acquire your French exit stamp!

Because the ATM in Albina does not accept foreign cards, you will need to exchange your money for (ideally) Euros.

Despite the fact that the tourist card is valid for 90 days, the standard entrance stamp is only good for 30 days, which can be extended while in Suriname. Overstaying may result in a one-year prohibition from entering the country, as indicated in your passport.

When you arrive in Suriname, you must notify the authorities of your intended stay. As a result, within a week of your arrival, you must travel to the foreigners registration office at the ‘Nieuwe Haven.’ This is something that the customs officer will remind you of. (This looks to be no longer essential.)

More information may be found on the website of the Suriname Embassy in The Hague.