Visa procedures

Visa is required for all Indian Nationals. The types of visa you need depend on your purpose of travel. Unless specifically noted, all applicants follow the same applications process. The visa and the MKV forms can be downloaded.
Applications have to be submitted at the Embassy of Suriname in New Delh, Vasant Vihari, A15/27,  Ground Floor. An administration fee of USD10,- will be charged.
Documents required for visa application:

  • A completed application form with two recent and good quality passport size photographs.
  • Complete copy of  the passport
  • Itinerary of the applicant
  • A travel Insurance Policy.
  • A health certificate from an authorized hospital/doctor stating that the applicant is not suffering from the following diseases:
    • HIV-AIDS
    • Leprosy
    • Venereal Diseases
    • Tuberculosis
    • Hepatitis B
    • And other contagious diseases
    • Yellow Fever Vaccine
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine booklet

For children below 18 years of age:
The additional documents are required to support the visa application of a minor:

  • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents;
  • Photocopy of legal documents pertaining to custody, where, when, if applicable;
  • Legalized letter of consent:
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent;
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel;
  • Death Certificate, in case one or both parents are deceased.

Passports must be submitted after the approval of the Embassy. Approval is communicated to the applicant through phone call or email. For a fast and effective handling it is mandatory to mention the phone number and email address on the application form.
Visa Charges (equivalent in INR)

  • Administration fee          - USD10
  •  Transit visa                        - USD15
  • Tourist visa                         - USD45
  • Business visa                     - USD60
  • Diplomatic and Official visa are  free of charge.

Special Category  Visa  (Permit for Temporary Stay -MKV)

  • KV (Temporary Stay)      - USD45

For information on a stay extending the period of  3 months, kindly click on the link, "Authorization for Temporary Stay"(MKV). The application form and requirements are listed here. The administration fee for MKV is INR. 1000

Note: All charges are to be paid by demand draft in favour of the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname, New Delhi.

Visa application timings
Submission: 9.30 - 11.00 a.m.
Collection: 14.30 - 15.30 p.m.
Address: A 15/27, Ground Floor, Vasant Vihar
Phone numbers: 011-26150153/154
Fax number: 011-26150150


Who are exempted from  visa to travel to Suriname?

  • Nationals of the countries listed below based on Visa Exemption Agreement with the Republic of Suriname.
1. Antigua & Barbuda (unilateral termination)
2. Argentina
3. Bahamas (visa required for stays longer than 90 days)
4. Barbados
5. Belize
6. Brazil
7. Chile (only for holders of diplomatic and service passports)
8. China (only for holders of diplomatic and service passports)
9. Costa Rica (only for holders of diplomatic and service passports)
10. Columbia (only for holders of service – and diplomatic passports)
11. Cuba (only for holders of official and diplomatic passports)
12. Dominica
13. Philippines
14. Guyana
15. Grenada
16. Hong Kong (for holders of passports issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region)
17. Israel
18. Jamaica
19. Japan
20. Indonesia (only for holders of diplomatic and service passports)
21. Malaysia (30-day visa-free tourist purposes)
22. Montserrat
23. Netherlands Antilles
24. St. Kitts & Nevis
25. St. Lucia
26. St. Kitts & Nevis
27. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
28. Singapore
29. Trinidad and Tobago
30. Venezuela (only diplomatic passports)
31. South Korea
  • Refugees, Sailors and Crewmembers of aircrafts are exempted from visas.

What should a foreigner do if he or she arrives with a sailboat in Suriname?
Upon entering, the sailboat is registered by the Maritime Authority Suriname (MAS), and a stamp from the immigration service will be received, which is valid for at least one month stay in the waters of Suriname. If the foreigner wishes to stay longer he or she should apply for a visa at the Consular section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The documents needed are the same as those required for the application for a regular tourist visa.

Do CARICOM citizens need a visa?
According to Article 46 of the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, CARICOM citizens are allowed, to move freely in Suriname for a period of six months. This is also the case with regard to certain groups, namely the skilled citizens, settled to work in Suriname. (SB 2006 No. 19).


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