More than 100 countries, including Gambia have now access to the e-Visa program that has recently been initiated in Suriname. Gambian citizens now can apply for a visa online. You'll then obtain your official visa in your email in a digital format. It can be used as a paper visa.
This online system of acquiring a visa is available for tourism purposes and for many foreign nationals who want to travel to Suriname. The e-Visa for Suriname is also called a "landing authorization" and will get you entry in the country once you show it to security officials upon arrival in Suriname.
What You Need to Know About the Suriname e-Visa | Gambia Citizens
How long does it take to process an e-Visa application for Suriname?
Processing speed depends on your needs. You have a choice of processing speeds based on how fast you will need your e-Visa for Suriname.
- Standard Processing - Your visa application will be processed within 7 Business Days.
- Rush Processing - Your visa application will be processed within 5 Business Days.
- Super Rush Processing - Your visa application will be processed within 3 Business Days.
How much will an e-Visa for Suriname cost?
The cost of your e-Visa with the processing fee changes based on which processing speed you select. Express processing is available if you are traveling soon and need expedited service.
Here is the total cost associated with each type of processing speed:
- Standard Processing - USD 84.00
- Rush Processing - USD 99.00
- Super Rush Processing - USD 119.00
How is the e-Visa different from a paper visa?
The Suriname e-Visa allows you to enter Suriname legally.
It is advisable 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.
The e-Visa is electronically linked to your personal passport. Your 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.
Just like every visa, the e-Visa for Suriname has limits for time and number of entries allowed. Please plan accordingly to allow for these limitations.
For the Suriname e-Visa, you will have Single Entry.
How does the application process work for an e-Visa?
The Suriname e-Visa works exactly the way that paper visas have always worked when traveling abroad, except much faster and in a more reliable way. After completing our easy online application, just wait for us to process your application. You won't have to go to any government office to retrieve your visa, and processing time is quick. We will send it directly to your valid email address.
Once you arrive in Suriname, simply show your e-Visa to immigration officials, along with your passport, at the point of entry.
What is a Suriname E-Tourist Card?
Some international travelers must purchase an additional "Tourist Card" to enter in Suriname. Gambia is exempt from this fee.
When does the e-Visa for Suriname expire?
The "Date of Issuance" on your e-Visa should be noted. It indicates the last day that your visa will be valid for use.
For the Suriname e-Visa, the last day of validity for travel is: 60 days after arrival.
What documents do I need to have gathered to fill out the Suriname e-Visa application?
You will need to have the following documents and information at hand for filling out the application for your e-Visa:
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)
Proof of location of your lodging, host, or hotel reservations while in Suriname, proof of a copy of your return ticket upon departure from Suriname, and proof that you have adequate funds to sustain you and any dependents who are traveling with you during your stay must also be available to immigration officials upon your arrival to Suriname.
What types of payment do you accept?
iVisa accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal
Gambia Residents | The Suriname e-Visa Application
There is a flourishing arts community in tiny Suriname. Most Surinamese writing is in Dutch, Sranan, and Hindi languages. Among the country's leading writers are Albert Helman, whose work includes dozens of volumes of fiction and plays; Astrid Roemer, a popular novelist; Cynthia McLeod, who has written several historical novels, and Martinus Haridat Luchtman, who, under the pen name Shrinivasi, authored many poetry books.
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