Passport renewal


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Passports are very important documents. To avoid difficulties, the request for a new passport should be done well in time. A request may be submitted as early as 8 months before expiration of the current document. Since Suriname is part of the CARICOM, the Central Civil Authority (C.B.B.) in Paramaribo issues CARICOM Passports. 


The costs to make a passport are very high so it is mandatory to treat it with the highest concern and keep it always in a safe place.  If on vacation keep it at all times with you or put it away in a safe.


Applying for a new  passport  is possible at the  Embassy of Suriname in New Delhi, accompanied by the following documents:

1. Completed application form
2. Three (3) passport size photographs* (see instructions)
3. Demand draft of  US$120
4. A clear copy of the  current passport ( cover to cover)
5. Nationality certificate issued by the Central Bureau of Civil Affairs(CBB) in Suriname
6. Birth certificate
7. Certificate of  marital status ( single/ married/divorced/widowhood)
8. In case of  guardianship or adoption  (requirements  mentioned below)
9. A police report (in case of loss or stolen)
10. Authorization letter of parents  in case of passport renewal for a minor

Required documents in case of a minor, adoption or guardianship

  • An extract from both parents indicating nationality.
  • A copy of the pages 2 and 3 of the valid passport or the copy of the valid identity card of both parents.
  • Notarized copies  of the Adoption documents.
  • A notarized copy of the custody order.
  • Copy of the pages  2 and 3 of the valid passport or a copy of the identity card of the guardian.

Note: 

  • Minor children are not included in the passport of the parent (s). They are entitled to their own passport.
  • Children from the  age of 6  place their name or signature  into the designated box on the form.
  •  A minor under the age of 18, not previously married, must co-sign the application at the bottom of the form, after the name of father/mother/guardian.
  • Documents issued by foreign authorities must be notarized  or have   Apostille  certification.
  • The notarized documents shall not be older than 1 month after date of issuance.  

Processing fees

  • Administration costs  USD20 + New passport  USD100

Penalty fee is added to the costs in case of:

  • damage/lost or stolen

Payment must be made by demand draft payable to the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in New Delhi and submitted simultaneously with the application. Payment  in Indian Rupees (INR) should be  equivalent to the USD rate.

Laissez-Passer (emergency passport)
An emergency passport is only given in cases of emergency, such as death or terminal illness of a family member, lost or stolen passport.
Required documents for a LP are:

  • Completed and signed application form
  • Two(2)passport size  photographs* (see instructions )
  • Police report
  • Proof of death or illness of family member

In case of a lost or stolen passport it should be reported to the police in the state or region where the accident has taken place and obtain a copy of the police statement. With this statement the person can apply for an emergency passport at the Embassy.


The emergency passport should be returned to the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within two (2) week upon arrival in Suriname.

*PASSPORT   PHOTO  INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Taken recently, not longer than 3 months
  2. Dimensions 4.5 cm x  3.5 cm 
  3. In color, with good contrast
  4. Sized, so the head is centered in the middle.
  5. Neutral expression and both eyes open
  6. No headgear
  7. No hair on Forehead
  8. Both ears need to be shown
  9. Prescription glasses are allowed, no glare from flash should be visible on glasses.
  10. Taken head-on  in front of a plain white or off-white background

Applications which are incomplete are rejected by the Central Bureau for Civil Affairs in Paramaribo (CBB) therefore not accepted by the Embassy.

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