Electronic visas are now available to citizens of Australia to legally enter Suriname. The online application process for an e-Visa is much easier than going to the consulate or embassy. We will send your e-Visa to your email address after a simple application process, and rush service is available.
FAQ About The Suriname e-Visa
How is the e-Visa different from a paper visa?
The Suriname e-Visa allows you to enter Suriname legally. The e-Visa is electronically linked to your personal passport. Travel information, a QR code that is easily scannable by customs officials and links to your legal travel visa, and a bar code for security purposes are available on your smart device screen. It is a good idea to carry a paper copy of your visa and your passport, in the event of an emergency. Paper copies must be clearly printed on a sheet of blank A4 (standard) white paper. Double-side or reduced sized printing will generally be rejected at the point of entry.
How long will it take for me to get a Suriname e-Visa?
The processing time is based upon your needs:
- Standard Processing, takes about 7 Business Days
- Rush Processing, takes about 5 Business Days
- Super Rush Processing, takes about 3 Business Days
What will the e-Visa cost me?
The cost of applying for a visa online is based on your processing speed selection and the cost of the visa application:
- Standard: USD 84.00.
- Rush: USD 99.00.
- Super Rush: USD 119.00.
Should I take any special precautions against bloodborne disease while traveling in South America?
The WHO recommends the following immunizations: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. Yellow Fever is not uncommon and a vaccination would be advisable. The following communicable diseases occur with some regularity: dengue, malaria, zika, and chikungunya.
What is medical care like in Suriname?
There is one public emergency room in Paramaribo, and emergency health care outside of the major cities is primarily nonexistent. Payment upfront may be required at clinics and hospitals.
When will my e-Visa expire?
60 days after arrival
What do I need to apply for an e-Visa to visit Suriname?
Adult travelers will need the following items to apply for an e-Visa (along with the fee):
Passport Personal Details Scan Applicant Photo Airline Confirmation Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable) Minor Consent Letter (if applicable) Proof of Travel Medical Insurance (if applicable)
Passport Personal Details Scan
Birth Certificate of Minor (if applicable)
Minor Consent Letter (if applicable)
Proof of Travel Medical Insurance (if applicable)
Children under 17 require additional documentation at the point of entry. Please contact the Consulate General of the Republic of Suriname for more detailed information.
What are some other useful things I might need to know when I travel to Suriname?
Airport taxis may not be easily available late in the evening, when many international travelers arrive. You might want to arrange for a shuttle with your hotel before you arrive. The streets of downtown Paramaribo are very narrow and somewhat poorly lit. It's a good idea to bring a pocket flashlight along, even for city use. Travelers have reported that they have dealt with frequent changes in policy upon entering Suriname. A "Traveler's Card" might be required to enter for an additional fee. You will still need a valid e-Visa and current passport, as well.
Online e-Visa Application for Suriname | Citizens of Australia
Filling an online e-Visa application is your first step to a South American adventure.
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