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  • SD National Guard conducts SMEE

    SD National Guard conducts SMEE

    Three members of the South Dakota National Guard spent two days in Suriname as part of a series of recent subject matter expert exchanges focusing on disaster response best practices.

  • Coast Guard instructors visit Suriname

    Coast Guard instructors visit Suriname

    In order to expand their capability to face transnational threats, Suriname military officials welcomed a group of U.S.Small Boat Operations Coast Guard instructors for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange.

  • Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania

    Remarks by Ambassador Jay N. Anania

    July 27 marked the beginning of PADF’s RAPP. A training for police officers, justice and education officials, and community leaders in assessing the different factors that lead to violence.

  • Certificate of appreciation for Ambassador Anania

    Certificate of appreciation for Ambassador Anania

    Dr. Lichtveld recognized Ambassador Anania’s commitment to the environment and public health with the certificate of appreciation from Tulane University.

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News From the Consular Section

  • Suspension of routine consular services October 9, 2015

    The consular section of the U.S. Embassy will be closed to allow for planned upgrades to our consular systems on October 9, 2015. These upgrades are part of a planned transition to a larger, faster and more modern infrastructure that will help us better serve our customers. Emergency services will be available during this time. During normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m., please call 472-900, extension 2237. Outside of normal business hours, please contact the Embassy Duty Officer at 710-1112. 

  • Chikungunya Virus

    The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Suriname of a public health concern regarding the chikungunya virus. Chikungunya virus is a mosquito transmitted virus recently identified in Suriname and spreading. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has some excellent websites for additional information on the chikungunya virus.   Centers for Disease Control »

  • Interview Waiver Program for Non-Immigrant Visas Now Available in Suriname

    You may be eligible to apply for a U.S. visa without an interview based on your age, or if you are renewing a U.S. visa that expired less than 48 months ago. The Interview Waiver Program (IWP) is available in order to expedite the visa application process. In most cases, using this service eliminates the need to come in for an interview. Like an interview, however, the use of the IWP does not guarantee visa issuance.  

  • New Electronic I-94 Process

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has automated Form 1-94 at air and sea ports of entry. The paper form will no longer be provided to a traveler upon arrival, except in limited circumstances. The traveler will be provided with a CBP admission stamp on their travel document. If a traveler needs a copy of their I-94 (record of admission), it can be obtained from  U.S. Customs and Border Protection. »

  • Register with our Embassy if you are in Suriname or French Guiana

    If you are going to live or visit Suriname and French Guiana, please take the time to tell our Embassy about your trip. If you enroll, we can keep you up to date with important safety and security announcements. It will also help your friends and family get in touch with you in an emergency.  

  • How to apply for a U.S. Visa

    Please check out the steps listed on our website at  the U.S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname »

  • U.S. Passport Applications

    All American Citizens applying for U.S. passports in Suriname or French Guiana must appear before a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname. We provide services to all American Citizens by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays, unless there is an emergency.  Click here for Appointment »

News from Washington

Retrospective Ambassador Anania

  • U.S. Ambassador Jay Anania retrospective video (Youtube)

Report IP Theft

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  • USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean The USAID Mission in Barbados oversees projects throughout various countries in the eastern and southern Caribbean, including Suriname.

Consular Tips

  • Planning your vacation to the USA? Do not wait! Start NOW!

    As the peak summer travel season approaches (July, August and September), the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo encourages all applicants to apply no later than six weeks in advance of the planned date of departure.   

    Information on the application procedure and requirements may be found on our website by clicking the link below:

    Non- Immigrant Visas

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New J-1 visa website

  • new J1 Visa Exchange Visitor program

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