Entry requirements

This page reflects the UK government’s understanding of current rules for people travelling on a full ‘British Citizen’ passport, for the most common types of travel.

The authorities in Suriname set and enforce entry rules. For further information contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to. You should also consider checking with your transport provider or travel company to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Restrictions in response to coronavirus

Restrictions include enhanced medical screening and border closures, which is stopping people travelling into and out of the country and limiting those who wish to leave. See Return to the UK


You will need an e-visa to enter Suriname. Alternatively, if you are travelling for the purposes of tourism, you can get an e-tourist card for stays of up to 90 days.

From 1 January 2020 visas for Suriname and the tourist card will only be available via the official e-visa and e-tourist card website.

Visa information can be obtained from the Suriname Consulate in Amsterdam. Telephone: (00) (31) 206 426 137; Fax: (00) (31) 206 465 311; email: info@consulaatsuriname.nl

You can also contact the Suriname Honorary Consul in the UK:

Dr Amwedhkar Jethu
127 Pier House
31 Cheyne Walk
London SW3 5HN
United Kingdom
Mobile: (44) (0)7768-196 326
Email: ajethu@honoraryconsul.info

Residence Permits

The Ministry of Justice and Police issued a Ministerial Decree pertaining to the regulation of expired residence permits.

The Ministry have announced that foreigners who have not been able to apply for an extension of their residence permit between March 2020 and October 2020, have the opportunity to do so between 1 February and 1 April 2021. Those who are eligible for residence permits must submit the following documents:

  • A petition to the Minister of Justice and Police with an adhesive stamp of SRD 1.50
  • A valid passport and if necessary additional documents as requested by the Ministry
  • Proof of payment of USD 150

UK Emergency Travel Documents

UK Emergency Travel Documents are valid for entry into and exit from Suriname, but they must carry the appropriate Surinamese visa. Suriname requires travel documents to have at least a six months’ validity.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into Suriname.

Yellow fever certificate requirements

Check whether you need a yellow fever certificate by visiting the National Travel Health Network and Centre’s TravelHealthPro website.

Departure tax

There is no longer a departure tax for passengers leaving Suriname, this is now included in the cost of your ticket.