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Suriname Visa

Type of Suriname Visa

Tourist Card
  • Processing time: 4-5 days
  • Stay period: 90 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,399/
  • Ideal for:The Tourist Card is
    introduced for Indians
    among other countries
    and it is solely
    intended for the
    purpose of tourism
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 5-7 days
  • Stay period: 90 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹5,999/-
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    wishing to visit
    Suriname for business
    purposes like attending
    conferences, exhibitions,
    meetings or seminars
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Documents required for Suriname Visa

  • Common Documents required for Suriname Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • 2 recent photographs: colour photo with white background and matt finish(Photo Specification)
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Income Tax Returns/Form 16: for last 3 years
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Travel Insurance: with minimum coverage of EUR 30000 and valid for entire duration of stay
    • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
    • Health Certificate: from an authorized hospital/doctor stating that the applicant is not suffering from the following diseases:
      • HIV-AIDS
      • Leprosy
      • Venereal Diseases
      • Tuberculosis
      • Hepatitis B
      • And other contagious diseases
      • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:

    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
      • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
      • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation Letter: from host company stating purpose of trip, business details etc
    • Chamber of Commerce: of the inviting company in Suriname
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead

Applying for Suriname Visa through us is this simple

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We verify, process and submit your documents to Embassy
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Suriname Visa FAQs

  • add What is a Suriname visa?

    This is a travel document of varying formats allowing citizens of India to enter the Republic of Suriname for a stipulated number of days.

  • add How can I apply for a Suriname visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Suriname visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:

    1. Choose your preferred type of Suriname visa based on your travel type

    2. Pay online

    3. Submit your documents through our pick up & drop service

    4. Receive your visa when approved

  • add Do I need a visa to travel to Suriname?

    All Indian nationals wishing to enter Suriname must obtain a visa unless he or she is a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries.

  • add When can I apply for Suriname visa?

    You can apply for the visa as early as 2 months before departure or at least 10 working days before your departure at the Suriname Embassy.

  • add What are the kinds of Surname visas for Indians?

    For Indians travelling to Suriname, the type of visa depends on the purpose of visit. Tourist visas/ cards are for those travelling to Suriname for sightseeing only, and is valid for 90 days. Business visas are for Indian citizens travelling to Suriname on work or business purposes, and Is valid for upto 90 days.

  • add What is the period of validity of your visa?

    The expiry date of your visa is printed on your visa sticker. You can use the visa to enter Suriname starting from the date of issue printed left above in your visa until the expiry date, right above. A Visa does not determine the length of stay permitted. On arrival the a short term stay is granted by the Immigration in Suriname. The vadlity is generally issued for up to 3 months.

  • add From when is my visa valid?

    Your visa is valid from the date your visa was issued. It should not be considered from the date of entry into Suriname.

  • add What is the difference between a tourist visa and tourist card?

    A Tourist visa is processed at the Embassy/Consulate and can be applied for in advance and from anywhere. It applies to Indian citizens.
    Tourist cards are issued for citizens of selective countries only and can be obtained at the Embassy of Suriname or on arrival at J.A.P. International Airport or at the borders in Albina and South Drain, Nickerie.
    These card are only issued for tourism purpose, whereas tourist visa is issued for several purposes.

  • add I want to stay in Suriname longer than 90 days. Can I extend my visa in Suriname?

    No, it is not possible. If you wish to stay longer than 90 days and you are not of Surinamese origin, you have to apply for a "Authorization for Temporary Stay ("MKV") three months in advance.

  • add When can I receive/obtain my visa?

    Applicants must consider a waiting period of a minimum of two weeks.

  • add My passport is 2 days short of the required validity of 6 months on arrival in Suriname and I have to travel due to an emergency. Can I obtain a visa?

    No, your passport has to be valid at least (minimum) 6 months on arrival. You may travel on an emergency passport with a validity of 6 months.

  • add Do I need to submit my passport along with my visa?

    According to the Embassy of Suriname, passports need to be submitted only after approval of the Embassy. This is usually communicated through phone or email.

  • add Can I extend a Surinamese tourist card?

    Yes. To extend the 30- day short stay vignette stamped on the passport upon arrival in Suriname, the visitor will need to report to the Immigration Department of the country’s Ministry of Justice and Police with their passport and flight ticket.

  • add What if my Surinamese visa gets rejected?

    A Suriname visa rejection or approval depends wholly on the Embassy of Suriname in New Delhi. Upon rejection, no refunds will be issued and no appeals entertained.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance?

    Yes, a valid travel insurance policy one of the mandatory Suriname visa requirements. Akbar Travels can assist in finding the best-suited travel or medical insurance policy to sufficiently buffer you against medical and travel emergencies, damage, or loss of baggage.

  • add What else do I need to know about the Suriname tourist visa from India?

    The tourist visa in particular cannot The Suriname visa for Indians is not replaceable; upon loss of this visa, a new one will need to be applied for. function as a transit visa, or as a proof of entry for other purposes like business, work or internships.

  • add What happens if I overstay my visa?

    Overstaying a Suriname visa can result in a fine and/or a one-year ban from entering the country marked in the applicant’s passport.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a Suriname visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for a Surinamese visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels.Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors 4 decades and offer seamless visa application processes with complete support. To have questions answered or get more Suriname visa information, simply fill in a query form and a Visa Expert will get in touch with you.


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Simple steps to get a Suriname Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

Here are the steps to apply for a Suriname Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements

Step 2: Pay your Suriname visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.

Step 4: Get your Visa delivered to your doorstep

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Basic Requirements to visit Suriname

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Suriname Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Suriname Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Suriname

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Suriname
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Suriname travel guide

Suriname is a South American state bordered by French Guiana and Guyana on the east and the west. It is one of the smallest countries in South America but throws up an abundance of sightseeing opportunities for the adventurous traveller.Read more

This small country holds various religions, cultures, languages, and traditions in its lap. The residents of this country have come from various parts of the world such as India, Africa, China, and Indonesia.

Suriname offers two main geographic areas to explore one is coastal area and the other is rainforests. It has the largest reservoir of lakes on earth. The country is known for its lakes and called as land of rivers. Rivers being the higher in number on this land provide highways into the rainforest and jungles.

Around 10 airlines fly from India to Suriname including Lufthansa, Oman Air, Jet Airways and KLM Dutch. Public buses are the cheapest mode of travel in Suriname. You also have an option of minibuses which may pick you up from your accommodation, but this option is a little costly. Taxi car fares are much more than the minibuses. Private cars are also available, but navigation might be a challenge in Suriname. To enjoy the interior of Suriname, the best way is to travel in a boat.

What to see in Suriname

  • Jet along the Suriname river on a speedboat adventure.A short tour around the Suriname River will also allow you to visit old plantations. In addition, you can spot dolphins while viewing the Sunset in Suriname while returning from the boat tour.
  • Head to Paramaribo, Suriname’s beautiful capital city, to marvel at Dutch colonial buildings and museums packed with relics and memories of the past. Stop by the Presidential Palace, a white colonial building that opens to the public on Independence Day and functions as the seat of the President.
  • Spend time amidst Guiana’s most famous and beautiful sea turtle nesting areasat Galibi nature Reserve.
  • Butterfly enthusiasts must pay a visit to the Neotropical Butterfly Park that’s only a short distance away from the centre of the capital. Take in lush green plant rooms and little waterfalls as the country’s most exotic butterflies flutter by.
  • Take to the coast on a road trip to truly soak in Suriname’s culture, sights and countryside.
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Suriname Facts and Figures

South America
Time in Suriname:
IST (-) 8.30 hours Read more
Major cities:
Paramaribo, Lelydorp, Brokopondo
163,270 sq. km
Dutch (official), English, SranangTongo, Caribbean Hindustani
Surinamese Dollar (SRD)
Main Airlines:
Surinam Airways, Blue Wing Airlines
Independence Day:
25 November (Onafhankelijkheidsdag)
International Airports:
Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (PBM), Zorgen Hoop Airport (ORG)
Best time to visit Suriname:
February to March and August to November
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Other Suriname Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

1. Transit visa

This visa is applicable to those who are going to travel onward to another country but would first like to stay in Suriname for a short while.

2. MKV Special Category Visa (Temporary stay)

Foreign nationals intending to remain in Suriname over and above the permitted 90 days must apply for a permit of temporary stay called the MKV. One cannot apply for the MKV while on a tourist/ business visa and vice versa.