Travel information manual

Travel Information Manual - Suriname (SR)

Passport Requirements:

  • Passport must be valid at least 6 (six) months on arrival.
  • Surinamese travelers must present a valid passport. Expired passports will not be accepted.
  • Those residing in Suriname may enter with travel documents valid on arrival.
  • Passports issued by the United Nations to stateless persons and refugees are accepted, if proven that they have obtained approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Business and International Cooperation prior to arrival.

Visa is required:

  • For all applicants except for holders of passports of countries which have a visa exemption agreement with Suriname. For the list of countries click here
  • Applicants should apply for a visa well in advance of their travel date.
  • Do not purchase an airline ticket before your visa is issued.
  • Visa can be purchased online via:

 Different kind of visa can be purchased:

Visa Exemptions for:

  • Nationals of Suriname
  • Holders of “Laisser-Passers", issued by the United Nations, whilst travelling on duty
  • Nationals of The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba; Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Dominica, Gambia, Grenada, Guyana, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea (Rep), Philippines, Singapore, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago for a maximum stay of 90 days;
  • Holders of British passports endorsed "British Overseas Territories Citizen", issued in Montserrat;
  • Holders of Hong Kong (SAR China) passports;
  • Holders of Diplomatic or Service passports
  • Holders of a Residence Permit
  • Nationals of Malaysia for a stay of 30 days
  • Holders of an Organization of American States official travel document

Transit Visa:

Those having a third country as their final destination must apply for a transit visa prior to embarkation. The visa and airline ticket for the final destination must be presented.
A transit visa has a validity of 3 days.
Transit without visa is not possible

Tourist Card:

As of 1st March 2016, Tourist Cards has been introduced for France among other countries. These are solely intended for tourism purpose. A tourist card could be purchased via:


Non-compliance with the visa regulations will result in deportation of the passenger at carriers' expense.


  • Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for all passengers arriving from or transiting through countries with infected or endemic areas.
  • Malaria risk is high throughout the year in the three southern districts of the country.

Additional information:

  • Import license is required for firearms, ammunition and other weapons
  • Pets (incl. wildlife) must be accompanied by a health certificate from the veterinary authority issued at point of origin and must be within 2 weeks of departure.
  • Dogs and cat-like animals may be imported from any country provided they are in good health and have been vaccinated against rabies not less than 30 days before arrival.
  • The veterinary authority in Paramaribo must be notified for examination. If accompanying documents do not meet the requirements, the animals will be quarantined or admittance will be refused.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Contact details veterinary authority                                                                                                                                                                                 Letitia Vriesdelaan no. 8-10                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tel: (597)479112 ext.2101                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fax: (597)424407
  • Local currency is the Surinamese Dollars (SRD).
  • Foreign currency amounts exceeding USD 10.000 must be declared on arrival and departure.