Why carry an IDP while driving in Suriname?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Suriname highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Suriname

Suriname is famous for its water lilies and orchids. Fall in love with the fascinating beauty of their two major rivers. Driving your own car is your best option. make sure to bemindful of these few reminders.

Important Reminders:

  • Drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must.
  • Drink moderately. The legal alcohol limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The speed limit is 40 km/h in urban road, 60 km in rural roads and 90 km/h on highways.
  • Drive carefully and keep your eyes on the road.

Driving in the Winter

Suriname has no winter. However, you need to be extra cautious driving during rainy season. Roads may be flooded. Avoid travelling from May to August. Any other time of the year, you are good!

Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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+ International Replacement

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