Visa policy of Suriname

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A foreign national wishing to enter Suriname must obtain a visa unless he or she is a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries.[1] Surinamese visas are documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its subsequent diplomatic missions abroad, with the stated goal of regulating and facilitating migratory flows. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy map of Suriname

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of passports issued by the following jurisdictions do not require a tourist visa to enter Suriname for up to 90 days unless otherwise noted.[2]

1 - For holders of Dutch passports residing in these territories.
2 - For holders of British Overseas Territories Citizen passports issued by Montserrat.

Visa is also not required for holders of a Persons of Surinamese Origin (PSA) document or for holders of a proof of being of Surinamese origin.

Holders of diplomatic or official/service passports of Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Indonesia and Uruguay and holders of diplomatic passports of Venezuela do not require a visa.

Citizens of the following countries are granted a visa on arrival (tourist card) at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for €30, or at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport or any Surinamese representation abroad for US$35. Holders of tourist cards can stay in Suriname for a maximum of 90 days.[3][2]

3 - For British citizens, British Overseas Territories Citizens (except Montserrat). and British National (Overseas) only.

Visa on arrival for visitors arriving from a country without Suriname representation can be issued for a maximum stay of 2 months, provided holding pre-arranged approval.

Visitor statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving in Suriname were from the following areas of residence or countries of nationality:[5][6]

Country/Territory 2015 2014 2013
 Netherlands 01 Decrease 82,225 01 Increase 92,104 01 Decrease 88,002
 Guyana 02 Decrease 42,684 02 Decrease 46,288 02 Increase 50,069
 French Guiana 03 Decrease 29,821 03 Decrease 33,974 03 Increase 34,118
 France 04 Decrease 11,237 05 Increase 14,048 05 Increase 10,464
 Brazil 05 Decrease 10,756 04 Decrease 14,269 04 Increase 23,084
 United States 06 Decrease 7,543 06 Increase 7,797 06 Decrease 7,287
 Trinidad and Tobago 07 Increase 5,849 08 Increase 5,081 07 Increase 5,060
 Venezuela 08 Decrease 5,473 07 Increase 7,777 09 Increase 1,841
 Curacao 09 Decrease 3,597 09 Increase 3,892 08 Decrease 4,219
 Canada 10 Increase 2,613 10 Increase 1,826 10 Decrease 1,763
Total Decrease 227,699 11 Increase 251,611 11 Increase 249,102

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