Tourist Visa

If the purpose of your planned travel is recreational in nature, including tourism, vacation (holiday), visits with friends or relatives, and will take less than 3 months, a tourist visa would be the appropriate type of visa for your travel. The visa department may change the visa category you will need based on the purpose of your travel, and your supporting documentation.

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.

Holders of diplomatic, service or public passports
This kind of application documents must be submitted by the staff member assigned by Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the People’s Republic of China.

Visa application for a minor
A visa application for a minor (up to 17 years) can only be submitted with the authorization of the parents or legal guardians of the minor. For each child who has his/her own passport, a separate visa application form must be completed.
Minors need the following additional supporting documents:

Please note that the Embassy always has the right to ask additional documents. Applicants may be requested to attend an interview.

In case of emergency (death of an immediate family member in Suriname) please contact the embassy.

Documents required

Fees and charges
Please refer to our fee overview to determine the exact cost for processing your tourist visa.

Published on 2012/06/26