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Suriname E-visa

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Suriname E-visa 

All nationals of all countries who usually require a visa to travel to Suriname can also apply for an eVisa for Suriname. 

Citizens who are visa-exempt can also apply for an eVisa to extend their stay (more than a few days without a visa) in Suriname. 

How to apply for a visa for Suriname? 

To travel to Suriname, applicants must obtain a visa. You can find all the information about the processing of a visa on our website by selecting the ''Services'' section and choosing your nationality and residence. 

Suriname visa requirements 

If you are sending a Suriname visa application online for an eVisa, you need to upload the following documents depending on the eVisa category (Tourist, Transit, Business, Short Stay). 

  • Passport bio data
  • Itinerary (not a ticket)
  • Accommodation reservation - Hotel/apartment reservation
  • Photo size is 3x4cm.
  • For a Business visa (employment invitation letter)

Items to think about when applying for the Suriname e-Tourist Card: 

The passport you use to apply must be the same as the one you will be using when traveling to Suriname. If it is not the same, your e-tourist card will be noted as invalid. 

Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your arrival in Suriname. 

When applying for an E-Tourist Card, make sure that the information you provide exactly matches the information in your passport. Otherwise, your E-Tourist Card will be invalid. 

How much is Suriname visa fees? 

You need to pay a fee when you apply for a visa for Suriname. This Suriname e visa fee will depend on the type and duration of your visa. You must pay the Suriname visa fee using a MasterCard, Visa, and Maestro credit or debit card.  

The fee for an electronic Visa to Suriname is US$15-360, depending on the eVisa category. 

The fee for the Suriname e-Tourist Card is US$40.

An additional service charge of US$20 is also applicable for all application types.

How long does it take to get a visa to Suriname? 

The Suriname visa application is processed within 3-7 business days. This may take longer if it is during a holiday.

How long can you stay in Suriname without a visa? 

The only way to stay in Suriname without a visa is by using a tourist card. This is slightly different than a tourist visa. While you will need to pay the same fee and go through the same process, the tourist card has fewer documents needed. 

You will still need to apply for a tourist card through the online platform, like a tourist visa. The fee for each is $60 (including a service fee). 

The tourist card will allow you to stay in Suriname for a maximum of 90 days.  

Do US citizens need visa for Suriname? 

Yes, you will need a Suriname visa for US citizens if you visit for reasons other than tourism. These reasons can include a business meeting or other business affairs.  

There is an exception to this rule, as US citizens who are traveling with a US passport (valid) can also opt for a tourist card/tourist visa. This card allows one trip and entry to Suriname for tourist purposes only.  

How can I get Suriname visa from Nigeria? 

The steps to receive a Suriname visa from Nigeria is similar to receiving it from other countries. The visa will need to be submitted and approved online. The following steps will allow Nigerian citizens to travel to Suriname.  

  1. Add details and fill the Suriname evisa forms out fully.
  2. Then, submit the required documents and pay the visa fees.
  3. You'll get a notification by email if the Suriname Ministry of Foreign Affairs has approved your visa. 

As a note, approval of a Suriname visa has a three-year visa validity and the ability to stay up to 90 days. 

Which countries need visa for Suriname? 

Many countries need a visa to visit Suriname. Below are a few examples of the countries that require a visa for entry. If you don’t see your country listed from the examples, check out our visa services to help determine if you need to go through the visa Suriname process. 

  • Afghanistan 
  • Andorra 
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela 

This is just a short list of the countries that require a visa for entry.  

What is Suriname e-visa? 

An e-visa is applied for and purchased online. Because of this new practice, you can submit all your paperwork, fees (including service fee if needed) and find out if you're approved through email. This process will save you the stress of doing this process at a physical location.  

You can use our “Visa Application Form Generator” tab to find forms that you will require for a visa Suriname.  

How do I obtain a visa for Suriname? 

The method for getting a visa for Suriname is similar to the method described above for Nigerian residents. You can follow these same steps for online approval. 

If you have any additional questions about the visa process, check our “Services” tab for assistance.  

How do I turn into a resident of Suriname? 

The process of becoming a resident is more extensive than obtaining a visa. The first step you will need to take is applying for a tourist or visitor's visa. Then, you will need to continue with the process of extending the visa. 

This requires the following: 

  • Visa  
  • Valid passport (valid for six months) 
  • Background check
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizen/resident who will vouch for you 

You can extend your visa for six months or one year at a time. Once you have been in Suriname for five years, you can apply to be a permanent resident.  

Once you have a permanent residency, you cannot leave Suriname for more than one year. Otherwise, your residency will be canceled.  

How can I get a work permit in Suriname? 

The process for a work permit is more complicated because your employer is in control. The employer will need to initiate the process and file the correct paperwork to access a work permit. Your employer will need to obtain your signature on the filled-out paperwork. Otherwise, there may be a delay.  

Your employer will also need the following information/documents: 

  • Passport/travel documents and an extra copy of each 
  • Original residence permit or proof of application (original + copies) 
  • Application payment proof
  • Diplomas/certificates 

Can I get a visa on arrival in Suriname? 

In previous years, you could get a visa on arrival in Suriname regardless of the trip's intention. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. You cannot get a visa when you arrive in Suriname. You will need to be preapproved for a Suriname visa before trying to enter the country. Please follow the steps above or contact us for additional support.  

There are some exceptions to this note. For example, if you have a diplomatic, official, service, or Interpol passport with an invitation from the Suriname Authority and you are visiting on duty. Most will not fall under this category, so preparing your visa in advance will be necessary.