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  • U.S. Database Glitch Delays Process

    U.S. Database Glitch Delays Process

    The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide.

  • SD Guard shares knowledge with Suriname military on reserve force operations (photo by Spc. Donald E. Williams/Released)

    SD Guard shares knowledge with Military

    The South Dakota National Guard hosted three key leaders from the Suriname Armed Forces at Camp Rapid, July 10-14, to share information on the structure and operational processes

  • SAAA Donates Books to VOJ Atjoni (Photo by Dept. of State)

    SAAA Donates Books to VOJ Atjoni

    Suriname America Alumni Association (SAAA) steering committee members and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Virginia Elliott donated books to VOJ Atjoni on Tuesday, July 15

  • U.S. Embassy July 4th Celebrations

    U.S. Embassy July 4th Celebrations

    Ambassador Anania addresses guests at the Embassy July 4 reception

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  • U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

    The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as possible. We regret that we are unable to predict how long the delay will be. 

  • New Electronic I-94 Process

    A new electronic I-94 process at air and sea ports of entry was fully implemented by May 25, 2013. Under the new CBP process, a CBP officer will provide each admitted nonimmigrant traveler with an admission stamp on their passport. CBP will no longer issue a paper Form I-94 upon entry to U.S., with some exceptions.  

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

    If you are going to live or visit Suriname, 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

    Individuals who wish to travel to the United States for a temporary period of time need a visa. Tourist visas, business visas, student visas, are all examples of nonimmigrant visas 

  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

    The Department of State is pleased to announce the introduction of a redesigned Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA, or Form FS-240). The redesigned CRBA, which is an official record confirming that a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and serves as proof of citizenship, has been updated with a variety of state-of-the-art security features to help prevent fraud and identity theft. 

  • 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 »

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  • new J1 Visa Exchange Visitor program

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