History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Diplomatic relations with Suriname were established on 3 February 1995. From 1999 to 2013 the South African High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, was accredited to Suriname on a non-residential basis. In 2013 South African representation to Suriname was relocated to the South African High Commission in Port of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Suriname

The South African High Commission in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for Suriname:

H E Ms M Modiselle
High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African High Commission

Time difference: -6 hours

Suriname Representation in South Africa

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of Suriname

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

For visa information, contact the Embassy of Suriname in Pretoria.

97 21st Street

Postal Address:
P O Box 149

Tel: 012 346 7627
Fax: 012 346 0802


Health Requirements

Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

For up-to-date weather information click here

Currency Info

The monetary unit is Surinamese Dollar (SRD). The current exchange rate is about 3.35 SRD to the US Dollar.

For up-to-date information click here

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

For information, contact the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, at Tel: (012) 351 1000.

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0892/0742 or send an e-mail to:

Trade Info

For bilateral trade statistics between South Africa and Suriname please visit the SARS website:

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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