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  • Field leadership and hazmat exchange

    Field leadership and hazmat exchange

    Members of the South Dakota National Guard and Suriname military participated in subject matter expert exchanges to share information on best practices for field leadership and hazardous materials.

  • Annual Warden Meeting (Photo by Dept. of State)

    Annual Warden Meeting

    On April 24, the consular section of the U.S. Embassy held its annual warden meeting at the Deputy Chief of Mission’s residence.

  • The United States Celebrates Topping Out of New U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname (photo by Dept. of State)

    Topping Out New U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

    In an important symbol of our enduring friendship with Suriname, U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Jay N. Anania, participated in a topping out ceremony for the new U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo.

  • Military Women Exchange Experiences (Photo by Dept. of State)

    Military Women Exchange Experiences

    In honor of International Women’s Week, two members of the South Dakota National Guard conducted an expert exchange with Surinamese counterparts on the challenges facing women in the military.

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News From the Consular Section

  • Visa issues resolved, passports ready for pick-up

    Systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas are being resolved; all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. Applicants whose visas were approved at U.S. Embassy Paramaribo on June 24, 25, and 26 please return to the Embassy at 2:30pm on June 29 or June 30 to pick up your passport. 

  • 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 »

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Meet the U.S. Ambassador

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

2015 GES

  • Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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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