Business Moguls from any Foreign Country, who wants to enter Suriname for Business, must possess the Surinamese Business VISA.
But before you apply for the VISA, you must confirm if you really need the VISA.
This is so because, several Countries have reached the VISA-waiver agreement with Suriname, so they can travel to Suriname and stay for a certain period of time without a VISA.
Suriname Business VISA
The following countries are exempted from Suriname VISA for 6 months:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saint Eustatius*
- Saint Maarten*
- Trinidad and Tobago
*Only if you have a Dutch passport.
**Only if you have a British Overseas Territories Citizen passport issued by Montserrat.
Nationals of thehe following countries do not need a VISA for Suriname for up to 90 days:
- Hong Kong
If you are from one of the following countries, you do not need a VISA for Suriname for up to 30 days:
- South Korea
If you have a diplomatic, official or service passport issued by one of the following Countries, you do not need a VISA:
- Costa Rica*
*Diplomatic passports only.
To apply for the Suriname Business VISA, there are several documents in which you will have to submit. The documents are;
- Your Passport’s Bio Page. The passport must be valid for at least another six months.
- Your travel itinerary (not your flight ticket)
- Proof of accommodation in Suriname (hotel reservation, booking, letter of invitation, etc.)
- A passport-size picture with the following requirements:
- Dimensions: 3×4 cm
- White background
- No shadows, glare, or over/under exposure
- You must be facing ahead
- Your entire face has to be visible
- If you wear prescription glasses, they cannot cover your face. Sunglasses, glasses with thick rims, or tinted glasses are not allowed.
- If you wear religious headgear, make sure it does not cover your face. Other types of headgear (hats, headbands, etc.) are not allowed.
- Reference letter from the business partner in Suriname
- Extract/Certificate of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry (issued within 6 months)
- Invitation letter from the relevant entity. If you are applying for a VISA for volunteer work, commercial activities, etc.
- Recent Medical Report or Health certificate. (Issued within 3 months)
- Police certificate from your country. (Proving you have “good conduct”)
- Proof of financial solvency. (e.g. Bank statements)
- Valid travel health insurance.
In order to avoid much stress, the Surinamese Government has made it possible for people to apply for the VISA online.
You need to follow these steps in order to apply for the VISA:
- Register at the Suriname VISA application website. Answer all the questions and enter all the information that is required.
- Collect the required documents. Make electronic copies of them and attach them on the Suriname VISA online application system.
- Pay the Suriname VISA fee (electronically). Please note that you must also pay a service fee.
- Wait for the VISA to be processed.
- You will receive your VISA by email. You must print it and show it to the Immigration Officers at the entry point in Suriname.
Note: You will receive the Suriname VISA or Tourist Card in your email address. You can also download it on the VISA application website as a PDF file. You have to print it and show it to the Immigration officers.
The VISA fees are:
- Multiple-entries (2 months); USD 60
- Multiple-entries (2 years); USD 360
- Multiple-entries (5 years)