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Using a PEO Service With Immigration Support For Expat Hiring In Suriname

If you have plans to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Suriname, you have a lot of key considerations to make. Some of the most important include:

  • Navigating Surinamese unique immigration procedures
  • Procuring all the documents required for a work permit
  • Managing employment and payroll after your workers get their visas

Most of the time, expats are sent abroad to work on short-term projects, which means trying to set up your own subsidiary isn’t practical in terms of time as well as money. A simpler, more cost-effective solution is equal.

If you need to pay expats overseas, in Suriname, in particular, that ideal solution is a global PEO that offers work permit support as a part of their service. Rather than going through the long process of incorporation, a PEO service will guide you through all the steps for Surinamese immigration procedures. When you get your permit/visa, the provider then helps onboard and payroll your expat team for you.

Acumen International has been providing this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Suriname for short- and long-term projects alike. If you want a quick and compliant way to manage this issue, we can help. No matter what business objectives or timelines you have to work with, Acumen International provides end-to-end work permit support. We also stay within full legal compliance with local labor legislation in Suriname and 190+ other countries.

So, with this in mind, who are the ideal candidates for Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution?

  • Employer companies that want to relocate, hire, and pay expats in Suriname.
  • Experienced, individual professionals that have an employer already prepared to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the country.
  • Companies that plan to send their highly skilled personnel to work for them in Suriname

Important thing that you may not be aware of. Having a single provider to sponsor your work permit and employ your expats in Suriname post immigration cuts down on the risks of visa getting rejected.

One thing that sets us apart from other global PEO Service providers is that Acumen also provides additional benefits along with a PEO employment and work permit for expats to be employed on-the-ground. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Housing
  • Office rent
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings
  • Dependant relocation

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance for citizens in Suriname takes 30 days. In case of special circumstances, the processing of the application may be extended with another 30 days.


Major steps to get a work permit in Suriname

  1. The application for a work permit is submitted at the Ministry of ATM (Labor, Technological Development and Environment, Department Work Permit Foreigners.
  2. The application is done by submitting a completed and signed work permit application form and other document.

The application of a work permit is a responsibility of the employer. The foreigner supports the application by co-signing it.


Documents for work permit in Suriname, main applicant

Type of documents
A completed work permit application form signed by the employer and the foreigner. The application form is available at the Department Work Permit Foreigners, and through the website;
One passport photo of the foreigner;
A deposit receipt of the charges for the work permit application;
A photocopy of the valid foreigner’s residence permit or the receipt of the foreigner’s residence permit application (the VZ-receipt) issued by the Ministry of Justice and Police (Foreigners Affairs department);
A photocopy of the passport of the foreigner;
A statement from the employer including information about:

  • the opening hours of the company,
  • the working hours of the foreigner,
  • the tasks the foreigner will be performing, and
  • why the tasks (referred to in the application) will be performed by an foreigner (instead of a Surinamese).
Documents from which it can be verified that the company is operating legally (a.o. business permit, extract from Chamber of Commerce, Articles of Incorporation, etc.).
Photocopies of documents stating that the foreigner meets the requirements for the position/ job (e.g. diplomas and certificates of the foreigner, in Dutch or English. Dutch or English translations of diplomas and certificates need to be authenticated).

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Suriname without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Call us for more information about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Suriname.

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