Update: In April 2019 Suriname launched a new electronic visa system in cooperation with VFS Global Suriname Evisa Please apply for your visa for Suriname through this website.
This blog on how to get visa for Suriname is now outdated due to the new E-visa, but we keep it for information.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 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 for any embassy.
We arrived just after 8 am and went to a Spanish school next door to get some photocopies. The guard has checked our papers for 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 am to pick it up, although the normal pick time was 2 pm.
The EU passport application for a Suriname visa 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 for Suriname and tourist cards are available. We applied with an Australian and an EU passport, both visa and tourist card issued the same day.
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