As a result of a policy modification concerning admission of aliens of the Republic of Suriname, foreigners who need a visa to enter Suriname and who have the intention of staying longer than three months, will have to, as from October 1st, 2008, apply for an Authorization for Temporary Stay (MVK) before they travel to Suriname.
MKV Applicants, please do not purchase ticket yet until your application is approved.
The above implies that foreigners who need a visa (with exception of foreigners for Surinamese origin) and who have travelled to Suriname on a tourist or business visa will not be able to apply for residence during their stay in Suriname.
These foreigners will have to apply for a longer stay by completing an Application form which may be obtained from the Embassies or Consulates General of Repulibc of Suriname. The application for obtaining the MVK must be submitted to the Embassy or the Consulate General at last three months before the intended day of arrival in Suriname..
For foreigners who need a visa and who are of Surinamese origin (persons born in Suriname or persons of whom two of one parent(s) are/is of Suriname origin), the present policy will remain unmodified, which implies that these persons who have travelled to Suriname with a tourist business visa will have the option to apply for residence during their stay in Suriname.
Those foreigners who do not need a visa will have the right to apply for residence during their stay in Suriname or through one of the Embassis or Consulate General of Suriname.
It is important to note that one who applies for the MVK will also have to apply for a visa if they belong to a group of foreigners for whom travelling to Suriname with a visa is obligatory.
$45.00 – MKV Fee
$50.00 – Administration Fee
Express Mail US $20.00 or Enclose a SASE/AWB
Express Mail US $50.00 or enclose SASE/AWB
Form of Payment
Money Order only payable to the Embassy of the Republic of Suriname
Allow 03 months for processing
Note: MKV’s will only be issued in the mission where application has been submitted.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Suriname.
Authorization of Temporary Stay (MVK) Form
This form is PDF format and it is fillable for your convenience.
Additional Documents to be submitted with the application