On January 21, 2014 (State Journal 2014 no. 8) the law determining the status of persons of Surinamese Origin (PSA) and the rights and obligations stemming from that status was proclaimed by the President of the Republic of Suriname. Through this law, the people of Surinamese origin have the ability to activate the status of People of Surinamese Descent (PSA).

The PSA webpage offers people of Surinamese descent the possibility to apply for the PSA status. Please note: the information on this website is in Dutch.

Information on this website includes:

  1. Persons eligible for the PSA status
  2. PSA form
  3. Handling period
  4. Required documents
  5. Validity
  6. Benefits of PSA status

For more information you can also email to