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  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service. 

  • 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

    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 ยป

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