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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: 01/21/2022 *** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Event: U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022. You ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guiana Effective December 27, 2021, the passport security surcharge fee will increase by $20. For minor passport applicants who use Form DS-11, the new fee is $135. For adults renewing their passports using Form DS-82, the new fee is $130. For adults who must apply in person using Form DS-11, the ...
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Statement U.S. Embassy on Human Rights Day

DEMOCRACY REQUIRES HUMAN RIGHTS PARAMARIBO – As we mark today, the United Nation’s International Human Rights Day, we are again reminded of the strong tie between human rights and democracy. One cannot flourish without the other. This year’s theme – “Equality: Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights” – also reminds us that we must stand up ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Paramaribo

Location: Suriname and French Guyana Due to Surinamese bank restrictions, the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is unable to accept U.S. dollar banknotes printed prior to 2009. Additionally, we are unable to accept worn, torn, or defaced U.S. dollar bank notes of any year. If you intend to pay with U.S. dollars, please ensure the banknotes ...
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U.S. Embassy Taking Applications for Mid-Career Professional Exchange Program

The U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo is opening the application process for the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) exchange program.  The SUSI exchange is a post-graduate level academic program for mid-career professionals who are scholars, faculty, practitioners, and secondary educators.  The purpose of the SUSI exchange is to strengthen curricula and to improve the teaching ...
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