Moving to Suriname

Moving your items to Suriname

Are you planning to emigrate to Suriname? Transpack is specialised in international removals of belongings and entire households to various destinations in Suriname. You can move from Amsterdam to Paramaribo for as little as €1185.

Calculate the costs of the move online without any obligation and get a tailor-made offer for your move to Suriname.

Suriname in a nut shell:

Suriname vlag - Transpack

Population499.450 inwoners
CurrencySurinaamse Dollar
Official languages
Dutch, English, Surinamese, Hindustani, Javanese

Moving to Suriname

When moving to Suriname, it is possible to move your belongings with you. Please note that not every location in Suriname can be easily reached. The standard destination is Paramaribo and, if needed, the individual shipments are then delivered to the surrounding area. Your goods can be transported by sea freight as well as air freight. A Transpack employee can advise you on the best way to transport your shipment.

The costs of moving to Suriname

In general, household shipments go to Suriname via sea freight. Your goods are placed in a sea container which can be loaded at your home in the Netherlands or at Transpack’s warehouse. Sea freight is much cheaper than air freight, which makes it a fine method of transport. Air freight is especially interesting for small shipments that you need to have at the destination quickly.


AmsterdamParamaribo€ 1185,-Request a quote

How long will my possessions be on their way to Suriname?

Sea freight takes 4 to 5 weeks on average, but keep in mind that the time at customs can differ greatly. Transpack and our service partner at destination will keep you informed of the progress so you know exactly when your belongings will reach your new home. Air freight takes about 2 to 3 weeks from door to door, but keep in mind that the time at customs is also very important here!

Tips for emigrating to Suriname

Moving to Suriname is an exciting prospect. Perhaps you have family living there or you are starting a new life. Suriname has a tropical climate and amazing flora and fauna. Your new adventure in Suriname is about to begin. First, there are a number of steps needed before you can really start enjoying the tropical climate in Suriname.

Do I need a visa for Suriname?

To travel to Suriname, a visa or passport is required. For living and working in Suriname, we advise you to contact the consulate or embassy of your own country. Our Eurohome relocation specialists can also assist you in arranging a visa application.

What should you take with you when you emigrate to Suriname?

To help you prepare for your trip, we have put together some tips for you. Make sure that documents, keys, medicines, jewellery and other important items are not included in your shipment. You should always take these items with you personally.


ClothingBring lightweight clothes with you to Suriname. There is a tropical climate in Suriname; hot, humid and lots of tropical rainfall. Layers are key!
ReisstekkerThe electricity voltage in Suriname is about 110-127 Volt and the frequency is 60 Hertz. You will need a (world) adapter plug if you bring electrical appliances.
MedicinesCheck whether your medication is available in Suriname and what is the maximum allowed quantity you may take with you. Also check if you need a medical certificate for taking medication on a trip.
DocumentsCarry important documents such as passport, visa documents etc. in your hand luggage – make copies too.
Personal items
Think of your favourite toiletries, things that remind you of home and other things you can’t afford to be without.
Tip: pack a spare set of clothes in your hand luggage in case your checked luggage is delayed or lost.

If you have any questions about your move to Suriname, please contact us.