Welcome to the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in India. Suriname, the name derived from an indigenous tribe, is the land of many backgrounds and various ethnic flavours, situated in the heart of the Tropical Rainforest.

Being a nation and a young independent state, the bilateral ties with India, go beyond 1975, the year Suriname gained its independence.

Commemorating the Indian indentured laborers who were taken to Suriname to work on the plantations, where earlier the slaves from Africa had worked, the British Indians vested the bond between today's Suriname and India and their descendants have become a part of Suriname's multi ethnic society, where the Amer Indians as the original inhabitants, the descendants of the African slaves and the Javanese indentured laborers, the Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch and Lebanese migrants, peacefully live together. [Thriving on abundance of natural resources like timber and minerals, the economy of my country is growing day by day].

Tourism in Suriname


About 80% of the land area of Suriname consists of tropical rainforest. The jungle of Suriname is among the most pristine in the world. You'll find more than 300 different species of trees and many animals and plants.


Business Environment


Suriname's economy offers many attractions for foreign investors. The Government has been active in promoting investment opportunities as a crucial component of a broad strategy of sustainable economic development. In addition to the traditional mining sectors...



Soft launch E-Visa/E-Tourist Card Application

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname is launching the E-Visa and E-Tourist Card Application. These online services have entered into force on April 15, 2019.

Application may be submitted and with effect of 15th April 2019.

From this day on both the applications and the issue of the visa and tourist card will be possible electronically.

The web link to the electronic visa and tourist card is as follows:
Click here - Electronic Visa and Tourist Card

The service counters of the Embassies, consulates and official sale points of the Republic of Suriname - including the keyboard desk at Schiphol - will therefore be terminated as of October 18, 2019.

The VFS Customer service can be reached at the following telephone numbers/email address:

+1 929 214 1755 (USA);
+31 203 690 855 (The Netherland);
+597 473822 (Suriname);

Email@: info.suriname@vfshelpline.com

  • The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul

  • Arya Samaj Temple

  • The Prof. Blommestein Lake

  • The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge

  • Display of flags on the Independence Square

  • Aerial view of Paramaribo

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