CIVIL AFFAIRS DOCUMENTS
Application for various deeds from the Civil Registry of Suriname such as Birth, Recognition, Marriage, Divorce and Death
Information for the request for documents from the Civil Registry of Suriname:
When applying for a birth certificate:
- it is important to provide accurate personal information, date and place of birth and whether you are a natural, recognized, legal or legitimate child.
When applying for a death certificate:
- it is important to indicate the correct personal data, date and place of death.
When applying for a marriage certificate:
- it is important to indicate the correct personal details, date and place of the wedding ceremony.
When applying for a divorce certificate:
- it is important to indicate the correct personal details, date and place of the divorce.
When applying for proof of marital status (unmarried status):
- you must enclose a recent original extract of your marital status from the municipality in your place of residence where you are registered.
With the above applications it is important to state at which address and in which jurisdiction you were first registered at birth and at which address and in which jurisdiction you were last registered in the Civil Registry of Suriname. If you have (old) documents (family booklet, etc.) obtained from the Civil Registry of Suriname, you can enclose a copy of these with the application.
For international use of the deeds from the Civil Registry, it is strongly recommended to apply for the addition of an Apostille (for authentication) from the Court of Justice of Suriname to ensure international acceptance and recognition.
Procedure for applying for deeds:
Your application should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the necessary details and documentation. Verify the Chancellery Rights amount to be paid with the Consular Affairs officer and attach the proof of payment in your email.
After actual receipt of payment the application will be forwarded to the relevant authorities in Paramaribo for processing.
The waiting time to obtain a document is currently at least 3 months but may vary based on the situations at hand.
If a request is rejected or cancelled, no refund will be made.