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Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

Learn More: Transit Visa

What you need to know

  • Get your Suriname Transit Visa online for a hassle-free 3-day stopover in Suriname, ensuring a smooth journey to your final destination

  • We recommend applying for the Transit Visa at least 3 days in advance

  • It’s not necessary to pay the Suriname Entry Fee if you have this visa

Apply today for the Suriname Transit Visa with us!

Last updated: March 2024

Planning a transit through Suriname and leaving the airport transit area? Secure your Suriname Transit Visa easily online for a smooth visit on your way to your final destination.

At iVisa, we've simplified the application process to provide a stress-free experience. Use our user-friendly platform or mobile app for a seamless transit.

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What is the Suriname Transit Visa?

The Suriname Transit Visa is meant for travelers who want to enter Suriname on their way to another country.

What can you do with the Suriname Transit Visa?

You can do the following activities with this visa:

  • Enter the country by air, land, or sea on your way to another destination

What you can’t do with the Suriname Transit Visa?

You can’t do the following with this visa:

  • Live, work, or study in the country. It’s solely meant for transit purposes

Who requires the Suriname Transit Visa?

Travelers who aren’t visa-exempt to visit Suriname must apply. To find out if you need the Suriname Transit Visa, use our online tool, and get it quickly and easily through our platform.

Who is visa-exempt for Suriname?

Regular passport holders of the following countries do not require a (transit) visa for Suriname:

  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Brazil
  • Curaçao
  • Philippines
  • Hong Kong (only for holders of passports issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China)
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Malaysia (max. stay of 30 days)
  • Saba
  • Serbia
  • St. Eustatius
  • St. Maarten
  • South Korea (max. stay of 30 days)
  • Singapore (max. stay of 30 days)

Unless otherwise mentioned, a maximum stay of 90 days is allowed.

Note: This list can change at any time, so make sure to double-check your visa requirements before you go.

Do children and minors require a transit visa for Suriname?

Yes, minors from eligible countries require this visa just like adults. Additional documents, such as parental consent, may be required for the visa application.

You can apply easily together as a family by clicking ‘Add another person’ during the online process on our platform or app!

How long can I stay in the country with the Suriname Transit Visa?

The Suriname Transit Visa can be used to enter the country once (Single Entry) and you can stay in Suriname for up to 3 days Per Entry.

Can I extend my Suriname Transit Visa while in the country?

No, the Suriname Transit Visa can’t be extended.

Suriname Transit Visa: Required documents

To start your application for the Suriname Transit Visa with us, you’ll need the following documents:

  • Copy of your valid passport

  • A recent passport photo

  • Travel itinerary including your onward flight details

If additional documents are needed, you’ll be contacted via email.

How to apply for the Suriname Transit Visa online

With us, it's simple! Just follow the below steps:

  • Step 1: Complete your trip and passport details online on our website or app. Always double-check all info to avoid delays in the approval process.

  • Step 2: Pay the visa costs and processing fees on our secure platform with a debit or credit card, Venmo, or PayPal.

  • Step 3: After the payment step, upload the required documents and await approval.

The confirmation of approval is sent by email. we recommend printing and downloading this to present upon arrival.

Costs and processing time of the Suriname Transit Visa

The processing of your application is divided into two parts:

  • iVisa processing: The costs and processing times vary per nationality and your preference. We usually offer three different processing options for different budgets: Standard, Rush, and Super Rush to accommodate urgent requests.

During this time, we’ll double-check your details and make sure it follows government guidelines.

  • Government processing: The government visa fees add up to USD $33.00, which is included in our total price online.

We recommend applying at least 3 days in advance. Check the total costs and processing time for your nationality by starting the application on our platform.

Suriname entry requirements or restrictions

There are currently no COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements for travelers entering Suriname.

If you’re traveling to Suriname for another purpose, such as tourism or business, make sure to get the correct visa for your trip. Learn more about all Suriname visa options here.

Need more info about traveling to Suriname?

If you have any questions about applying for a visa or travel documents to Suriname or another country, let us know! Our customer service team is ready to help via online chat or WhatsApp.


The Suriname Transit Visa is specifically for travelers passing through Suriname to another destination. It allows a short visit for transit purposes only, not for extended stays, work, or study.

It's a visa you need to apply for before your trip if you're from a country that isn't visa-exempt.

The Suriname Entry Fee must be paid by visitors entering Suriname via Johan Adolf Pengel Airport, French Guiana, or Guyana borders for tourism or business. If you have a transit visa, you don’t need to pay the Entry Fee to enter the country.

There are two ways to track the status of your application:

Through iVisa (if you’ve applied through our platform or app

Log in to your iVisa account and check your orders in your account profile. Click on the green icon next to an order for detailed information and next steps.

Through the official government application portal

You can track the status of your application through the official VFS website. All you need to enter is your passport number and date of birth.

If you've already submitted your application to us and later realize one of your answers isn’t correct, contact our support team as soon as possible.

We’ll do our best to correct any mistakes, but we can’t guarantee any fixes after submission. We always recommend double-checking all info before submitting your application to avoid issues.

If we run into delays, we’ll contact you as soon as possible by email.

In rare instances, delays can occur due to government processes or workload. We recommend applying for your visa as early as possible to avoid running into issues.

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