Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Repubic of Suriname
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Suriname. For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens (staying either short-term or long-term) in Suriname, can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in Brazil, Brazil.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brasilia, Brazil
Address: SEN Av. das Nações, Qd. 801, Lt.08, CEP 70432-900, Brasília DF
Telephone: +55 61 3223 6193; +55 61 3223 9849
Fax: +55 61 3323 3285
Е-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in Brussels, Belgium
Address: Avenue Louise 379 1050 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 640 1172; +32 2 640 1244
Fax: +32 2 646 3962
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in the Netherlands
Address: Alexander Gogelweg 2, 2517 JH, Den Haag, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 70 3650844
Fax: +31 70 3617445
Surinamese dollar (SRD)
5 SRD = 1 EUR
The Spanish explorer Alonso Ojeda is the first European who in 1498 discovered the land of present Suriname.
In the 17th century, the Dutch were the first to settle and built their settlements at the mouth of Suriname River.
In 1630 the lands were invaded by the British and in 1667 England ceded Suriname to the Netherlands in exchange for New Amsterdam (island of Manhattan and the land around present New York).
Surinameachieved independence in 1975.
Dutch is the official language of Suriname.
The traffic on roads in Suriname is on the left side.
Those who travel are recommended to have immunisation against yellow fever, tropical disease (dengue), diphtheria and tetanus, and hepatitis A.
High rate of infected with HIV.
The territory of Suriname can be divided into two main geographical regions: sandy lowlands to the north and dense tropical forests and savannas to the west and south. Several small mountain ranges cross the fertile land.
Almost 14% of the Suriname territory is part of national parks and natural reserves. The land of Suriname is crossed by many rivers. The more significant are: Gran, Corantijn, Marowijne, Coppename and Saramacca.
The best period for visiting Suriname is from December to April.
Travel papers and visas
Passports should be valid for more than a year of the date of entry into the country.
Bulgarian nationals need visa to visit Suriname. Required is a passport with at least two empty pages and validity for at least six months of the date of arrival in the country.
Everyone residing in Suriname for more than 30 days must register with the Immigration Police, which is located in the building of the Ministry of Public Works.
Visa for two months – 30.00 USD
Exit fee– about USD 66.00 (EUR52.00)
Issuance of Bulgarian identity documents
Since the beginning of 2012 in the embassies of the Republic of Bulgaria in Argentina and Brazil was deployed the system for biometric data and applications for issuance of new passports are accepted.
Every Bulgarian national residing in Suriname can file an application for issuance of passport, identity card, driving license and temporary passport with the two embassies mentioned above.
In the event of issuance of the first identity card, a birth certificate has to be submitted. In case of lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed identity card/passport a police certificate for the circumstances should be submitted.
For issuance of temporary passports of children born abroad are required a certified local birth certificate of the child and the presence of both parents. For issuance of temporary passport for returning to Bulgaria in the event of lost/stolen travel document, a statement by the police has to be submitted describing the circumstances (theft, robbery, coercive seizure, etc.).
Certification and Legalisation
Bulgariaand Suriname are parties under the Hague Convention on the abolishment of the requirement for legalisation of foreign public documents dated 1961. Thus, the documents/deeds comprised in each of the two countries shall be provided with a seal – “Apostille” of the relevant Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as translated and verified under the relevant order, to serve in front of the competent authorities of the other country.
Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations (lost passport) Bulgarian nationals can seek assistance on the spot from the diplomatic mission of any EU Member State for issuance of an Emergency Travel Document.