How to get Suriname Visa in Georgetown, Guyana

Update: In April 2019, Suriname launched a new electronic visa system cooperating with VFS Global Suriname eVisa. Please apply for your visa for Suriname through this website

The following information on how to get a visa for Suriname is now outdated due to the introduction of the new e-Visa, but we will keep it for information. 

If you are travelling to Suriname, make sure you check your visa requirements. Most EU nationals don’t require a visa beforehand, 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 get it in Amsterdam, Georgetown, or Guyana, as you might also be overlanding. 

We have done some research, and we know this embassy has a strict dress code. So, no shorts, flip-flops, or tank tops. It’s a good idea to dress smart for any embassy.

We arrived just after 8 am and went to a Spanish school next door to get some photocopies. The guard checked our papers for the Suriname visa and let us sit and wait until we were called.

Our Suriname visa application for an Australian passport was submitted, and we were asked to come back at 11 a.m. to pick it up, although the standard pick time was 2 p.m.

The EU passport application for a Suriname visa was processed quickly on the spot, and a tourist card was purchased for USD 40. Please note you can also buy the tourist card at the border when crossing overland with the ferry, so there is no need to get it.

Single entry visas for Suriname and tourist cards are available. We applied with an Australian and an EU passport, and both visa and tourist cards were issued on the same day.

Do you need Suriname Visa? Check the Visa Policy of Suriname here to find out.

Our Visa for Suriname

What you will need for your Suriname Visa:

  • 2 Passport Photos (standard size)
  • Complete the application form provided by the embassy for Suriname Visa
  • 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.

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