Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana

Event: U.S. Social Security – Federal Benefits Services Visit, Monday, September 12, 2022

U.S. Social Security Administration – Regional Federal Benefits Unit Visit to

Paramaribo Suriname, September 12, 2022

The U.S. Embassy Paramaribo and the U.S. Consulate General are pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Paramaribo on September 12 to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions regarding U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits.


Location:    U.S. Embassy Consular Section – 165 Kristalstraat, Paramaribo

Date: Monday September 12 – from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Appointments: Please schedule an appointment.

To do so, send an email to on the subject line write: “APPOINTMENT SSA – SURINAME”. Please include your name, Social Security number, telephone, full residency address and service you require.

Notes:         -Please note you may not enter the Consulate with bags, purses, or electronic devices, and there is no place for us to hold them for you.

-You must bring your documents in original along with photocopies of each document you will submit on your request or application.

Alternatively, you may schedule an appointment by contacting the FBU Santo Domingo at 809-368-7011, Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Santo Domingo time.

WHAT TO BRING FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES (please bring legible copies of all documents to be submitted):

Applying for Social Security Benefits: Bring originals and copies of the following for all applicants: Birth Certificate, passport – if applying for auxiliary benefits or survivor’s benefits marriage and/or death certificates

Social Security Number Card Application: Bring a copy of your valid U.S. passport, Certificate of Birth Abroad or original birth certificate and completed form SS-5FS.

Change of Address for Social Security: Bring your current passport.

Medicare Part B Enrollment/Cancellation: To enroll in Medicare, you should complete and sign this CMS-40B and to cancel your enrollment please complete and sign this CMS-1763.

To learn more about the services offered by the Regional Federal Benefits Unit visit:

The best way to reach the Regional Federal Benefits Unit is by email at

We look forward to seeing you there!


  • S. Embassy Paramaribo, Suriname

Phone number: +556-700

Outside of normal business hours: +597-710-1112

Email Address:

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444