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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Suriname has recently introduced the Suriname Tourist e-Visa for citizens of over 100 countries. This Tourist e-Visa allows travelers to enter the country for tourist purposes only and it enables them to stay in Suriname for up to 90 days Per Entry .The Suriname Tourist e-Visa application process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive a landing authorization that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.
The e-Visa application system is an online method of applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.
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The Suriname E-Tourist Card is an official document that allows visitors from 53 countries entry into and travel within Suriname for tourism purposes.
We require the following to submit your application:
- A scan of your passport
- Your flight confirmation
- Hotel Reservation
- A digital photo taken in the last 3 months
- A credit/debit card or a Paypal account.
The Suriname E-Tourist Card has a cost of USD 54.00. Additionally, there is a service fee of USD 25.00 for standard processing. For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 40.00 and USD 60.00, respectively.
It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
- Standard Processing: 7 days
- Rush Processing: 5 days
- Super Rush Processing: 72 hours
The Suriname E-Tourist Card is a Single Entry and has a validity of 90 days after arrival
Your travel document has to be valid for at least 6 months after your E-Tourist Card expires. Also, your passport should have at least one blank page for your E-Tourist Card to be placed in.
The Suriname E-Tourist Card allows holders just one entry.
The traveler must apply for this visa at least 72 hours before the trip to Suriname.
NO. Possession of a Landing Authorization for Suriname does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he is considers that such a person is unable to fulfil the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Suriname would be contrary to national interests or security.
Upon arrival in Suriname, you need to present your passport along with your Suriname E-Tourist Card, which has to be printed.
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Traveling to a new foreign country is something that we all get excited about, which is why we plan, we plan, and then we plan some more. However, one of the most important aspects of your planning process should involve some research about the country you are about to visit. After all, you need to know what to expect. Make no mistake that Suriname is no exception. You must read a little bit about how to get around. Below, you will find some of that information.
First of all, we will talk about how to get into Suriname because that is what you need to start with. What you should know is that there are three categories of travelers when it comes to entry requirements. The first category is represented by the citizens of visa waiver countries. There are 29 of them. Basically, 29 nationalities are exempt from getting a visa and can enter Suriname holding only a passport. The duration of the stay can vary between 30 days and 6 months, depending on nationality.
The second category is formed by people who are eligible for a Tourist Card. Here, we are talking about the citizens of 52 countries. The tourist card is available online or on arrival at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, at Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport, or at any other Surinamese representation abroad. As you can imagine, you have to pay a fee to obtain it.
The third and last category is represented by people who are not visa exempt, neither eligible for a Tourist card. The good news is, however, that these people can apply for a visa online. The online application process is short and straightforward, and you can apply for your travel document at least 72 hours in advance.
One thing that is worth mentioning is that you can apply for a Suriname eVisa even if you are visa exempt but plan on staying in Suriname for more than your exemption allows. For example, if you are an Argentinian citizen, Suriname’s visa policy enables you to remain for 180 days in Suriname without a visa. If you plan on staying for longer than that, you can obtain a Suriname eVisa.
The best time to visit Suriname is during its dry seasons. There are two of them. February to March, and August to November. However, keep in mind that November is Suriname’s hottest period, and things can get pretty uncomfortable. The wet season will not allow you to explore nature too much.
The official language in Suriname is Dutch. If you did not know already, Suriname gained its independence from the Netherlands in 1975, but the language remained. Sranang Tongo is yet another used language, which is an English Creole. If you plan on visiting the cities, you will do alright with English only. Most people talk it in different fluencies, but you should be able to get around. If you go to more rural areas, however, you will not be so lucky. Our advice is for you to learn some basic Dutch before you leave.
As far as attractions go, most people travel to Suriname for its natural beauties. Most of the country is a nature reserve, so you will be able to admire flora and fauna. We recommend the beaches Galibi and Albina. Not only that they are gorgeous to look upon, but if you go in the right moment, you can see the mating season for the Leatherback sea turtle. If you want a closer look, with fewer people around, you can book a helicopter ride to a more remote island. On the way, you can spot river dolphins, as well as the mangrove forests between the ocean and the rainforest. The sights are spectacular.
Since Suriname is mostly covered by the Amazon rain forests, you are in for a treat. You must understand that Suriname’s tourism is yet developing, but you will find some gorgeous resorts in the heart of the jungle. The wildlife is worth a trip through the forest, and the plants are too. You can see rubber trees, cactuses, and a wide variety of orchids.
If you feel adventurous, you can Maroon and Amerindian villages. You have to take a trip into the deep jungle, but some of them are located along the river banks. It is lovely to meet people and learn a thing or two about their culture. What you have to understand is that Suriname is the home for many cultures, but the diversity will keep you on your toes.
As to what to do in Suriname, you will not get bored. Nature’s beauty will keep you occupied, but you can also find some other means of entertainment. In Suriname, the songs are called ‘pokoes’ in Sranang Tongo, and they are really fun. You can also watch some Association Football.
The food in Suriname, thanks to the mix of cultures, is absolutely delicious. Surinamese food is similar to Indian and Pakistani cuisine, but the difference is that it is less spicy, which may actually make it more to your taste. You can also find Chinese food, Javanese, Creole, and so on. You should try as many restaurants as you can while there. Your taste buds will be grateful.
As far as safety is concerned, you should rely mostly on common sense. Do not venture alone in the dark. Also, you should avoid the Palm Garden in Paramaribo because that is the place where a lot of drug trade is made, apparently. Also, you should never go alone to the bush (binnenland).
Healthwise, there are no mandatory vaccinations you must have before going to Suriname, although some of them are recommended. For example, you should have the malaria vaccine and tablets if you plan on exploring the rainforests. It is also recommended that you get inoculated against tetanus-diphtheria, hepatitis A, and Yellow Fever. Drink only bottled water while in Suriname.
Last but not least, do not forget to respect the culture and traditions in Suriname. You must be respectful when you take photos, for example. Some inland locals think that particular trees or sport are holy, and you should ask for permission before taking a picture of them. If you travel with a guide, he/she will let you know about the rules. If not, just ask for permission every time common sense dictates it.
The bottom line is that Suriname may be a very small country in northern South America, but it has more to offer than it looks. Nature is gorgeous, with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you should have a wonderful time there.
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An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
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iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
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Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
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All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
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