Suriname Entry Requirements

Suriname Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Other EU countries Yes 1/2 Yes
Austria Yes 1/2 Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes 1/2 Yes
Switzerland Yes 1/2 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country. Attention: The requirements of some airlines for their customers’ travel documents can differ significantly from the state entry requirements.

Visa information

[1] Required for nationals of the countries listed in the table above, among others. [2] Citizens of the following countries, among others, only need an e-tourist card for a tourist stay of up to 90 days and for a single entry: German, Austrian, Swiss and EU citizens (exceptions, who also need a visa for tourist stays: Bulgaria, Ireland, Croatia, Poland, Romania and Cyprus).

Note on the visa

The Tourist Card is not valid for business trips and is only valid for one entry.

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Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey Tourist Visa: €40 (single entry, valid for 3 months), €40 (multiple entry, valid for 2 months), €150 (multiple entry, valid for 1 year), Business Visa: €50 (single entry, Valid for 2 months), €300 (multiple entries, valid for 2 years). Transit visa (valid for 3 days): €10. Germany, Austria and Switzerland e-Tourist Card US$40 (single entry, valid for 3 months, stay up to 90 days)

Visa types and costs

Tourist, business, transit visa.


Tourist visa: single: 2 months, multiple: 2-12 months; Business visa: single: 2 months, multiple: 2-12 months. Tourist card: single entry, up to 90 days stay.


The possibility of visa-free transit for travelers who require a visa does not exist. Visa: In person or by post to the embassy in The Hague or to the consulate in Amsterdam or to the embassy in Brussels. Tourist Card: Available only to single-entry tourists as an e-Tourist Card. The e-tourist card is also available from the Surinamese missions abroad and at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Application required

Visa (a) 1 application form (can be downloaded from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 1 color passport photograph. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon departure. (d) Fee (cash upon application or by international bank transfer with receipt). (e) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Business visa additionally: (e) Letter of secondment with information on the purpose and duration of the trip and confirmation of the assumption of costs. (f) a copy of the extract from the commercial register of the German company in English. A stamped, registered return envelope and proof of payment of the visa fees must be enclosed with the application by post. Tourist card: (a) a valid passport, valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. (b) a return or onward ticket. (c) if applicable, proof of custody of a child traveling with you.

Processing time

Approx. 2 weeks by post, on the same day if you apply in person (at the Consulate General in Amsterdam). Applications should be submitted no earlier than 2 months before departure.

Legally Required Registration

Foreign visitors must report to the Immigration Office (Vreemdelingendienst, Nieuwe Haven, Van’t Hogerhuysstraat, Paramaribo, Tel. (00597) 40 31 01 or 40 36 09) within 8 days of arrival for a fee (approx. €10). Two passport photos must be submitted. Visa extensions can also be made here.

Documents required upon entry

(a) Return or onward travel tickets. (b) Sufficient Funds.

Extension of stay

Extension possible on site at the Immigration Office (address see obligation to register) to a maximum of 6 months.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country. Austrians: Own passport, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country. Swiss: Own passport, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country. Turks: Own passport, must be valid for at least 6 months when leaving the country. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors under the age of 18 traveling without a guardian need an officially certified declaration of consent from them. Since the 27th Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Exit permit

Travelers must obtain a stamp out from the Immigration Office 2 days prior to departure.

Suriname Entry Requirements