Do I need a visa?

ATTENTION! Since January 1, 2020, who travel to Suriname MUST have a printout of E-Visa or E-Tourist Card which was granted from the official website of VFS!

Since April 15th, 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname has launched its ‘E-Visa / E-Tourist Card online Application’ for all foreign nationals subject to visa requirement for the Republic of Suriname or eligible to obtain a Tourist Card.

Should you have any question about visa application, please send email to

Since 6 May, 2014, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Suriname and the Government of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports enter into force.

All other citizens, who holding regular passport, of the People’s Republic of China need a visa to enter the Republic of Suriname. Please make sure to apply for your visa on time. Please apply for your visa personally. Applications filled in by someone other than the applicant will not be accepted. Citizens of the following countries do NOT need a visa to enter the Republic of Suriname:

Who qualifies for the Tourist card?

Foreigners of Surinamese origin and/or Nationals of the following countries

1. Austria
2. Belgium
3. Bolivia
4. Canada
5. Chile
6. China
7. Colombia
8. Costa Rica
9. Cuba
10. Czech Republic
11. Denmark
12. Dominican Republic
13. Ecuador
14. Estonia
15. Finland
16. France
17. Germany
18. Greece
19. Mexico
20. Hungary
21. Iceland
22. India
23. Indonesia
24. Italy
25. Latvia
26. Leichtenstein
27. Lithuania
28. Luxemburg
29. Malta
30. Netherlands
31. Norway
32. Panama
33. Paraguay
34. Peru
35. Portugal
36. Singapore
37. Slovenia
38. Slovakia
39. Spain
40. Turkey
41. Uruguay
42. Venezuela Bolivarian Republic
43. Unite Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
44. United States of America
45. Sweden
46. Switzerland
47.El Salvador
48. Guatemala
49. Honduras
50. Nicaragua
51. Serbia

Updated March 15,2018

Published on 2012/07/27