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Welcome to the official website of the Philippine Consulate General in Paramaribo, Suriname, where you can find general information on the Consulate and its services, programs and activities, news on and from the Philippines and important announcements for our kababayans in Suriname.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. – President

Enrique A. Manalo –
Secretary of Foreign Affairs


Egon Audhoe – Consul ad Honorem






In order to protect migrant workers in the Surinamese labor market also in the context of being able to actively participate in the labor market, the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Youth Affairs has deemed it necessary to further implement article 4 paragraph 4 of the Foreign Nationals Work Permit Act (S.B. 1981 no.162 as last amended by S.B. 2001 no. 23), to introduce the Test Basic Language Knowledge and Society in order to give the foreigner the opportunity to meet the minimum communication.

When applying for a work permit, for aliens who are going to be working
will have to be submitted:
– The deposit slip of SRD 1500 to obtain the certificate Test Basic Language Knowledge and Society to be deposited at the VCB bank on account number:
STG SPWE 122510715, description ‘Language Test AWJ’;
– The certificate for the Test Basic Language Knowledge and Society, issued by or
on behalf of the Minister of Labor, Employment and Youth Affairs or by an
institute designated by the minister.
Exempt from taking this test are:
• Foreigners who have had formal instruction in the Dutch language
during the basic level;
• Foreigners who have had their main and actual residence for more than 5 years
in Suriname.

For further clarification regarding the above, please contact the
Department Work Permit Aliens via telephone number: 472920 and via the
email address:
Please contact by phone first, before physically applying to the department.
Paramaribo, January 24, 2022
Communications Unit
Ministry of Labor, Employment and Youth Affairs.


The Philippine Honorary Consulate General in Paramaribo, Suriname wished to announce that as per IATF Resolution No. 116, Series of 2021  provides, among others, the following updates on policies regarding entry to the Philippines of all inbound travelers, both Filipino nationals & foreigners:

  • The inbound international travel of all persons, regardless of vaccination status, to any port of the Philippines, shall be governed by the following entry, testing and quarantine protocols:
  1. All arriving travelers shall undergo a fourteen (14) day quarantine upon arrival, with the day of arrival being the first day. The first ten days shall be observed in a quarantine facility, with the remainder to be completed under home quarantine in their respective local government units of destination;
  2. Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) testing shall be conducted on the seventh day of quarantine. Notwithstanding a negative test result, the arriving traveler shall complete the facility-based quarantine period of ten (10) days;
  • The Bureau of Quarantine shall ensure strict symptom monitoring while in the facility quarantine for ten (10) days; and
  1. The foregoing shall be subject to special protocols approved by the IATF or the Office of the President for certain classes of travelers or ports of

Please be guided accordingly.

Consulate of the Republic of The Philippines.