How to apply for MKV

Foreigners with the intention of staying longer than three months will have to apply for an Authorization for Temporary Stay (MKV) AND a Temporary Stay (KV) visa before they travel to Suriname. The foreigner can apply for a residence permit once in Suriname.

The MKV and KV application procedure applies only to foreign nationals who intend to stay longer than three months in Suriname.

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How to apply

MKV and KV application requires three separate, but equally important procedures:

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1. Register for MKV

Foreigners with the intention of staying longer than three months will have to apply for an Authorization for Temporary Stay (MKV) before they travel to Suriname. You can learn how to get an MKV (and subsequent KV visa) by reading either the simple instructions or the detailed instructions. Both describe the same process.

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2. Check the status of your MKV

After submitting your authorization for temporary stay (MKV) application, find out how far along the Ministry of Justice and Police is with processing your MKV application. If the status is: Registered– This means your request has been registered, but the embassy has not received your documents yet. Please refer to register for MKV. Pending – […]

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3. Continue on to KV Visa

The KV visa will only be issued to persons with an approved Authorization for Temporary Stay (MKV). If you do not have an approved MKV, please check the register for MKV section before continuing. You can learn how to get a KV by reading either the simple instructions or the detailed instructions. Both describe the […]