If you are travelling to Suriname, make sure you check your visa requirements. Most EU nationals don’t require a visa beforehand as such but they must purchase a tourist card on arrival for 35 Euros. As for Australians, they must get their visa beforehand. As there are not many embassies in the world where you can get this visa, you would either get it in Amsterdam or in Georgetown, Guyana as you might also be overlanding.
We have done a bit of research and we knew this embassy has a strict dress code. So no shorts, flip flops or tank tops. It’s a good idea to dress smart. We arrived just after 8 am and went to a Spanish school next door to get some photocopies. The guard has checked our papers and let us sit and wait until we were called. Our application for Australian passport was submitted and we were asked to come back at 11 am to pick it up, although the normal pick time was 2 pm.
The EU passport application was processed quickly on the spot and a tourist card was purchased for $40. Please note you can also purchase the tourist card at the border when crossing overland with the ferry, so no need to get it.
Single entry visa and tourist cards are available. We applied with an Australian and an EU passport, both visa and tourist card issued the same day.
Our Visa for Suriname
What you will need for your Suriname Visa:
- 2 Passport Photos
- Complete application form provided by the embassy
- A fee of USD $50 (single entry) paid in cash
- Copy of your passport
- Hotel confirmation and flight itinerary
- Copy of your entry stamp for Guyana
Location: 54 New Garden & Anira Street St, Georgetown, Guyana
Need some information about applying for other visas in Africa? Check out our Visa Guide.