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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

No Representation

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.

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 Suriname Dollar (SRD).

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 of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

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

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Suriname, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information

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