Netherlands embassy in Paramaribo

Contact details

Chargé d'Affaires
Henk van der Zwan
Van Roseveltkade 5
+597 477211
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Opening hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 - 15:30.

Friday: 7:30 - 14:00.

Take notice of the days that the embassy is closed.

Contact details for Consular Section

Opening hours

COVID-19: As a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the embassy has taken various precautions. We are working with a limited capacity and by appointment only. We try to help everyone as quickly as possible, but it may take longer than you are used to before you can get an appointment.

Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 12:00 (by appointment only).

Take notice of the days that the embassy is closed.

Passports, ID cards,  certificates of life, DigiD, legalisations signature and option requests

Make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Check the status of your submitted passport- or ID card application.

Consular declarations (residence, marital status, Dutch nationality etc.)

Read the page Applying for consular declarations for more information.

MVV applications

Send an e-mail to make an appointment. Average processing time: 3 - 5 working days.

Civic integration exam abroad

Send an e-mail to make an appointment.

Short stay Schengen and Carribean visa (via VFS Global)

Make an appointment via the website of VFS Global in Paramaribo.

Collection of passport or ID card (no appointment needed)

You can collect your Dutch passport or ID card on Wednesday between 14.00 and 15.00 hours and on Friday between 11.00 and 12.00 hours.

Consular questions?

You can ask your question:

  • by phone: +597 477211. If you are calling from the Netherlands, call +31 247 247 247.
  • via WhatsApp. Click here to send us a WhatsApp message. Or add our number +31 6 8238 8055 to the contacts list on your smartphone and then send a message.
  • via the contact form.




Time difference with the Netherlands

Daylight saving time: 5 hours earlier / Standard time: 4 hours earlier