INFORMATION FOR THE REQUEST OF DOCUMENTS FROM THE POPULATION Registry OF SURINAME:
When applying for a birth certificate:
It is important to indicate the correct personal data, date and place of birth and whether you have a natural, a recognized, legitimate or a legitimated child.
When applying for a death certificate:
It is important to indicate the correct personal data, date and place of death.
When applying for a marriage certificate:
It is important to indicate the correct personal data, date and place of the marriage.
When applying for a divorce certificate:
It is important to indicate the correct personal data, date and place of the divorce.
When applying for a certificate of marital status (unmarried State):
you need a recent original copy on your marital status of the municipality in your hometown, where you are currently registered.
For all above mentioned applications it is important to mention the address and name of the resort at birth and the address and resort where you were last registered in the registry (CBB) of Suriname. If you have (old) documents (e.g. family record book, etc.) from the Population Registry of Suriname, you can attach a copy of it with the application.
The request will be redirected to the relevant authorities in Paramaribo for handling.
The current processing time to obtain a document is at least 6 months.
In case of rejection or cancellation of a submitted request, there is no refund.
How to submit a request for documents?
Requests for documents could be done at the office of the Department of civil affairs. Its business hours are:
Monday to Friday: 09 AM – 01 PM.
On Wednesday, the Civil Affairs Department is closed.
Send the application by post:
When you send the application by post, you are advised to contact the department of civil affairs within one (1) week to verify receipt. See contact information below.
When your application meets the required documents you will receive communication to proceed with the transfer of the deposit amount.
To prevent incorrect and or double payments, you are urged not to transfer to the bank account number of the Consulate of the Republic of Suriname without our notification.Payment by bank can only after coordination with and/or confirmation of the Civil Affairs Department.
Euro 20, = per Act, with an Apostille.
Method of payment
- Cash or pin payments can be done at the cash register at the consulate (no credit card)
- Credit transfer via the ABN-AMRO Bank account number: IBAN NL47ABNA0549316922 t.n.v. the Consulate of Surinam in Amsterdam, stating: certificate with Apostille t.n.v. (the name of the person whose data is required).
transfer from abroad: BIC-code = ABNANL2A.
As soon as the requested document has been received by the Consulate, you will be informed accordingly. You can personally receive the document or it may be by registered mail (postal charges Euro 8.50) to the address indicated by you.
Tel: 020-642 6137 or 020-642 6717, pick 5
Fax: 020-646 5311.
Address: Cuserstraat 11, 1081 The CK, Amsterdam.
Applications through an authorized third person in Suriname; see Frequently Asked Questions.
NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED