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Guidelines to follow while importing used vehicle to Suriname :-

Shipping Port :-
The most recommended port of importation is Paramaribo.

Age Restriction :-

  • Used cars should not be more than 8 year old.
  • Used buses should not be more than 15 years from the date of manufacture.
  • No age restriction on importation of used trucks.

Right-Hand Drive :-
Right Hand Drive (RHD) vehicles are permitted to enter in Suriname.

Inspection on Vehicles :-
No specific inspection is required on import of used vehicles.

Documents required for custom clearance :-

  • Bill Of Lading- It must reflect car’s maker and model, chassis & engine number, weight, cubic capacity, year of production.
  • Original Commercial/Purchase Invoice.
  • Certificate of Title and Registration – must be original.
  • Circulation Permit.
  • Drivers License & International Insurance Policy (green card).
  • A copy of passport or ID-card.
  • Insurance certificate for motor vehicle.

Taxation :-

  • CIF value less than $25,000, then tax rate of 25%
  • CIF value greater than $25,000, then tax rate of 40%

Annual taxes for the vehicle depend upon weight. Delivery of the vehicle from port to residence cost approximately 125.00USD.


Visit Official Website for the Government of Suriname