U.S. Embassy changes non-immigrant visa appointment scheduling process

PARAMARIBO –The U.S. Embassy in Suriname will be transitioning to a new and improved visa appointment system on January 29, 2024.  Through the new service, applicants will be able to obtain visa information, pay the visa fee, and schedule a Nonimmigrant visa appointment.

Under the new visa application process, applicants will pay the visa application fee before making an appointment. Visa applicants will have the following options for making the visa fee payment:

  • Pay in cash at a branch of FINA Bank.
  • Pay with credit or debit cards in USD directly through the appointment scheduling website.

Through the new appointment system, applicants qualifying for Interview Waiver will be able to schedule appointments to drop-off their visa applications at designated dates and times.

The visa application fee will not increase with the coming changes.

Additionally, visa applicants will be able to obtain general visa information from the new appointment website or by contacting the appointment center by phone or email. Applicants will no longer call or email the U.S. Embassy for visa related information.

Further details on the specific website address and how to pay and schedule a visa submission appointment will be announced closer to the launch of the new services.

Visa applicants who plan to apply close to January 29, 2024, should schedule that appointment after this date through the new system. Visa applicants who have already scheduled an appointment using the Department of State existing scheduling system should plan to attend their appointment on the scheduled dates and times at the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Paramaribo.

Visa applicants will have the option to submit an expedited appointment request through the new appointment scheduling website after they have scheduled a regular appointment.  Criteria for expedited appointments will be posted on the new website.

The implementation of this new system is part of the Embassy’s efforts to continually improve services for its visa applicants. Please follow the Embassy’s social media for updates on these enhancements.