A visa is required. We can assist in processing this document.
Travel Document Type
E-Tourist Card: 90 days, Single Entry
Byevisa Processing Fee
3 business days
Travel Document Type
eVisa: 60 days, Single Entry
Byevisa Processing Fee
3 business days
Travel Document Type
eVisa: 60 days, Multiple Entry
Byevisa Processing Fee
3 business days
All About Suriname Visas
Suriname welcomes visitors from all countries. To be eligible to enter this tropical nation, you need to apply for a visa in advance. There are multiple options available depending on your nationality, your length of stay, and whether you want to enter the country more than once.
No matter the authorisation you require, Suriname allows all visitors to apply online rather than needing to make an appointment at an embassy. With Byevisa’s straightforward application process, you’ll be on your way to this South American nation in no time.
There are 2 types of authorisations: the e-Tourist Card and the eVisa. An e-Tourist Card allows visits for tourism purposes only for a maximum of 90 days for a price of 54 USD, and is Single Entry only. 53 nationalities are eligible for the e-Tourist Card, including citizens of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, many European nations, plus India.
Meanwhile, an eVisa permits you to visit for up to 60 days and costs 59 USD, and can be either Single Entry or Multiple Entry. If you’re ineligible for the e-Tourist Card, you can still apply for the eVisa.
Here Byevisa walks you through the entire application process, from determining the type of authorisation you need depending on your country of origin, to submitting your details, to emailing your valid visa to you once it’s approved.
- 1 What’s the Difference Between a Suriname eVisa, an e-Tourist Card and a Visa on Arrival?
- 2 Suriname Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 3 Suriname Tourist Visa Application Process
- 4 Suriname Visa Application Form and Required Documents
- 5 Checking the Status of Your Suriname Travel Visa
- 6 How Much Does a Suriname Visa Cost?
- 7 More Suriname Visa Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between a Suriname eVisa, an e-Tourist Card and a Visa on Arrival?
An eVisa (Electronic Visa) is a travel authorisation valid for 60 days and can be for Single or Multiple Entry, which means you can enter and exit the country repeatedly during your visit. Citizens from all countries can apply for an eVisa.
In contrast, an e-Tourist Card is valid for 90 days and is Single Entry only. Citizens from 53 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, most of Europe, Canada and India are eligible for this type of visa. If you are from one of these countries, you can apply for either an e-Tourist Card or an eVisa.
Both the eVisa and the e-Tourist Card are electronic, meaning you apply for them online before you travel, and they’re sent to your email address upon approval. Once you arrive in Suriname, you’ll need to show your printed authorisation to immigration officials along with your passport.
Lastly, a Suriname Visa on Arrival (VoA) would be obtained upon arrival to the country’s airport while passing through immigration controls. However, as of 2019 the immigration department of Suriname does not issue VoAs, so everyone must apply online before arriving.
Suriname Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Here we explain in more detail the types of travel visas for Suriname and who is eligible for each type. If you’d like to check which document you are eligible for, you can do so by choosing your nationality in our checker tool:
There are 2 types of travel authorisations to enter Suriname:
1. e-Tourist Cards allow tourists from 53 countries to stay for up to 90 days. The card is valid only on the arrival date, so it’s important to know your travel dates before applying. Immigration officials will stamp the card upon arrival. e-Tourist Cards are valid for Single Entry only.
e-Tourist Cards can be obtained by visitors from the following countries:
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
2. Citizens of all countries are eligible to apply for an eVisa, with the exception of visa-exempt countries mentioned in the list below. E-Visas allow visitors to stay up to 60 days and can be either Single Entry or Multiple Entry, which is its chief advantage over the e-Tourist Card.
If you plan to make several trips in and out of Suriname and don’t need to stay more than 2 months, the Multiple-Entry eVisa could be your best option, even if you are also eligible for an e-Tourist Card.
Lastly, citizens of the following countries may enter Suriname without needing any type of visa:
- Up to 6 months: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Israel, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
- Up to 90 days: Hong Kong, Japan, and Russia.
- Up to 30 days: Malaysia, Philippines, Serbia, and South Korea.
No matter where you’re from, it’s important that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date you’ll arrive in the country. If you’re applying for the e-Tourist Card, your passport must have at least 1 blank page for immigration officials to stamp, and if you’re applying for the eVisa it must have 2 blank pages.
If you’re travelling alone with a child under 17 years of age, you’ll need to show his or her birth certificate and consent for travel from the child’s second parent. All children must have their own visas, even if they are registered in your passport.
If you’ll be travelling through countries with a risk of yellow fever before arriving in Suriname, including spending more than 12 hours in an airport in a high-risk country, you’ll need to present a certificate of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival. You can check the certificate requirements on the World Health Organisation’s website.
Suriname Tourist Visa Application Process
Here we provide some useful information to assist you as you prepare and submit your eVisa application with Byevisa before visiting this beautiful nation, which is 90% covered in tropical rainforests. Below are the documents you need to submit along with your application:
- A scan of your passport’s information page. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of your arrival to Suriname.
- If you’re applying for the e-Tourist Card, your passport must have at least 1 blank page for stamping. If you’re applying for the eVisa, it must have at least 2 blank pages.
- A digital passport photo in colour with the size of 3 x 4 cm and a resolution of at least 472 x 709 pixels.
- A copy of your travel itinerary, showing dates of arrival and departure. Your air travel should be a round trip of no more than 90 days.
- Proof of your hotel or accommodation booking. If you’re staying with family, you need their address and telephone number.
- Additional documents:
- If you apply for the eVisa of 60 days and you’re travelling with children, you will need to submit a birth certificate for children travelling with you who are under 17 years of age. Additionally, you’ll be asked to submit a letter from the child’s other parent if you are travelling alone with the child.
- For an eVisa, you need to provide proof of health insurance.
- Byevisa’s fees, which can be paid using either credit/debit card or PayPal.
You also need your accommodation details in Suriname, such as a hotel booking. This should include a verifiable name and address. If you’re staying with family, it should include their phone number.
Lastly, you need proof you have sufficient funds to stay in Suriname for the time you’ll be visiting.
Our processing times vary. Byevisa can get your approved document to you in 3 to 7 business days. This means you need to submit your application at least 3 days before your trip to allow time for processing.
Your authorisation will be valid for the dates you specify in your application, up to 90 days for an e-Tourist Card and up to 60 days for an eVisa. If you travel outside those dates, you’ll need to submit a new application.
We send your travel pass by email, so it’s important to apply using a valid email address.
Suriname Visa Application Form and Required Documents
It’s easy and straightforward to apply with Byevisa’s online application system. All you need to do is to fill in some information about yourself and your trip, and provide your supporting documents. You need to enter your bank card number to pay the fee, or alternatively, you can pay with PayPal.
The fee Suriname charges for a visa is 54 USD for an e-Tourist Card or 59 USD for an eVisa. Byevisa’s fees are priced according to our 3 service speeds:
- Our Standard service costs 25 USD and takes 7 business days to process.
- Rapid service costs 40 USD and is processed in 5 business days.
- Highly Rapid service costs 60 USD and can get your visa to you in 3 business days.
Byevisa’s Suriname Visa Application Steps:
1. Choose your nationality from the list and your destination (Suriname) in the visa checker tool. You’ll see the travel authorisations you’re eligible for, and can pick which to apply for. You can also use the buttons below.
2. When you fill in your application, you must enter all your personal and trip details, including:
- The email address where we’ll send your approved travel pass.
- The dates you will enter and exit Suriname.
- Your first name and surname, as they appear in your passport.
- Your gender.
- The country you’re a citizen of.
- Your birth date.
- The country where you were born.
- The country where you currently live.
- Your passport number, and its issue date and expiry date.
- Your accommodation details in Suriname. This should include a verifiable name and address.
3. Then, you select a processing speed: 3, 5 or 7 business days.
4. The last step is to pay the Suriname visa fee with a credit or debit card, or choose PayPal.
Please keep in mind that you also need to submit the required documents:
- A digital passport-quality photograph of at least 3 x 4 cm and a resolution of 472 x 709 pixels.
- Your scan of your passport’s information page in color.
- Your flight confirmation details, which should be a round trip of no more than 90 days’ duration.
- Proof you have sufficient funds to stay in Suriname for the time you’ll be visiting.
- Additional documents that may apply, such as a birth certificate for any children travelling with you, and proof of health insurance.
4. After sending your application, once your authorisation is approved you will receive it in your email inbox. From there, you should print your travel document as you’ll need to show it upon arrival.
You should receive your travel pass in 3 to 7 business days, depending on the service level you selected when you applied.
Checking the Status of Your Suriname Travel Visa
Your authorisation will arrive in your email inbox when it has been processed. If you need further assistance with your application, click the Status option in the website menu to get in touch. To send a support request, fill out the form including:
- Your full name.
- Your email address.
- The topic you need help with.
- A message explaining your query in more detail.
Our support team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Take into account that it takes 3, 5 or 7 business days to process your application. If you haven’t heard from us after your selected processing time has expired, please reach out and let us know. Otherwise, you can rest assured that your application is still being processed.
How Much Does a Suriname Visa Cost?
The Suriname visa fee is 54 USD for an e-Tourist Card and 59 USD for an eVisa. Having Byevisa process your application for you frees up your time to map out all the nature reserves you want to visit. Our fees are priced according to the speed of service you need, with 3 convenient options: Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid services, for 25 USD, 40 USD and 60 USD.
More Suriname Visa Frequently Asked Questions
Do you still have questions about the process? Here are some answers that you may find useful as you plan your trip.