Suriname

Living and
Working in Suriname

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David Snyder

"I like being connected to people all over the world, especially to other expats in Suriname and its neighbouring states in South America."

Diana Anhaus-Brey

"Getting around in Paramaribo is challenging if you don't know the city. InterNations quickly helped me discover the best locations. "

Working and living in Suriname with the InterNations Expat Guide

Are you preparing for living and working in Suriname? Or are you already an expat and have recently relocated to Paramaribo, Paranam or some other international Surinamese city?

The expat relocation to Suriname is definitely an exciting international opportunity and cross-cultural adventure: Visiting the landscape such as the historical centre of the capital district, getting to know how Surinamese folks celebrate Phagwah celebrations for the Hindu New Year, or acquiring a taste for Suriname’s popular dishes like its variety of ethnic food (mostly Javanese-inspired)…

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Suriname. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in UK to living in Singapore.

Top Articles in the Suriname Expat Guide

  • Moving to Suriname

    Suriname, the smallest independent country in the whole of South America, has a very culturally diverse population, mostly concentrated in the developed north, while the south is covered with the rainforest. In this article, we have collected useful information for expats moving to Suriname, from climate to visas.
  • Living in Suriname

    Suriname enjoys a relatively high standard of living, with quite modern and reliable facilities and services. Most of the population resides in the developed north of the country and Suriname has a diverse, vibrating culture. Find out more about life in Suriname in our guide!
  • Working in Suriname

    There are jobs for skilled expats in Suriname. Whether in the health service, or teaching English as a foreign language, expats can apply and have the work permit procedure looked after by a potential employer. Find out how in our Expat Guide!

Reliable Information about living and working in Suriname

Relocating to and living in Suriname necessitates lots of reliable information on different facets of Surinamese expat life. Many questions come up when living overseas in Suriname: ʺAre we, as expats, liable to Surinamese income tax law?ʺ, ʺDoes anybody know a good real-estate agent who often helps expats with their accommodation?ʺ, ʺHow to find a trustworthy maid in Paramaribo?ʺ, or ʺWhat are the requirements to get a Surinamese residence permit for my wife?ʺ

Looking for so much information on working and living in Suriname is rather bothersome and requires a lot of time. The InterNations Expat Guide for Suriname is designed to help you and offers trusted information on all issues of interest to expats living in Suriname. Various topics are covered in our Suriname Expat Guide from administration and finance, to culture & sights or local organisations and companies, up to international schools. Such characteristic questions that concern expat life abroad as ʺHow common are malaria and the dengue virus? How can I protect myself and my family from them?ʺ will no more remain open.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Suriname? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as working in Canada or working in Norway!

From international bookstores to serviced apartments –
Advice on living and working in Suriname

In addition, our expat listings for Suriname include recommended entries for services and organizations catering to expatriates’ needs, like international bookstores or serviced apartments. By becoming part of our community, you can also participate in the InterNations Forum and discuss with other internationals about your expatriate experience living abroad in Suriname. We’ll be delighted to greet you with a warm Goededag among our InterNations members living and working in Suriname.

David Snyder

"I like being connected to people all over the world, especially to other expats in Suriname and its neighbouring states in South America."

Diana Anhaus-Brey

"Getting around in Paramaribo is challenging if you don't know the city. InterNations quickly helped me discover the best locations. "

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