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  • construction of the new U.S. Embassy complex - Photo by: State Dept.

    New Embassy Compound

    What's going on behind those fences? Get a glimpse of the construction of the new U.S. Embassy complex

  • Christopher Cushing, Mission Director USAID (Photo by Dept. of State)

    USAID appoints mission director

    USAID appoints Christopher Cushing as mission director for Eastern and Southern Caribbean. Mr. Cushing is based in Bridgetown, Barbados.

  • 80 Surinamese Youth Graduate from U.S.-funded Kari Yu! Program-Photo by Dept. of State

    Surinamese Youth Graduate from Kari Yu!

    On Friday, November 14, 2014, 80 young men and women graduated from the Kari Yu! program, which is funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

  • General Kelly Donates Protective Suits

    General Kelly Donates Protective Suits

    U.S. Marine General John Kelly, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, concluded a two-day visit to Suriname on November 6 and transferred a donation of 1,000 personal protective suits to the NCCR.

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News From the Consular Section

  • 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, 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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