Business Visa

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

!!No more visa applicant will be accepted on this website!!

If the purpose of your visit is commercial in nature, including attending a conference, business meetings, supervising or training of workers, and short internships. International entrepreneurs who would like to investigate investment opportunities in Suriname are also eligible for a business visa.

General Information

A visa issued by Suriname permits free travel within the Republic of Suriname. The maximum duration of stay for foreigners is 90 days. Foreigners of Suriname origin have legal stay permit of 180 days.

Submitting supporting documents does not guarantee that a visa will be issued to you, but it will allow the Visa Department to make a decision about your application based on everything you have provided.

A visa does not give you an automatic right to enter Suriname. You may be asked by border control officers to provide information or supporting documents concerning your financial means, the length of your stay and the purpose of your visit, in addition to your valid passport, visa, travel and health insurance and your health certificate.

How to apply

Application form must be completed on-line and submitted through the website.
After submission you will be notified on-line whether your application has been accepted or denied.
If approved, you can post all required document to the Embassy at Beijing; if denied you shall have to apply after a while again.

Please note that the Embassy always has the right to ask additional documents. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.All document for visa application won’t return to applicant, please keep your own copy of important documents.

In case of emergency (death of an immediate family member in Suriname) please contact the Embassy with the official document from the Embassy of China in Suriname.

Documents required for business visa

Fees and charges

Please refer to our fee overview to determine the exact cost for processing your business visa.

Published on 2012/06/26