"In Suriname, there are generally no required pre-hire checks. However, employers may check for immigration compliance and may request consent to conduct reference and education checks. Criminal record checks are permitted for certain roles, such as childcare positions, but may not be processed electronically due to data privacy laws."

Zinc's background check turnaround times

Please note these background check turnaround times are averages for the country. Actual check times may vary and depend on a number of factors including the resident country's process time as well as the candidate's document submission speed.
Financial (mins)
20
Criminal (days)
10
Media (mins)
14
Reference (days)
2
identity (mins)
140
Education (days)
12.57
Address (days)
2
Sanctions (mins)
25

Right-to-work rules

Rules apply for citizens as well as non-citizens working in the country
National ID Accepted?
Passport
Yes
Other passport accepted?
Any other routes (any type of citizen)
Body name
Foreign Citizens
Natural citizens: Alternative routes

Background check summary

Education Checks: permissible
Criminal Checks: some restrictions
Address: some restrictions
Country details
Birthrate
18.02
Population
586,632
capital
Paramaribo
GDP ($/capita)
4000
TLD
.sr
developed/developing
Developing
Currency
Surinam Dollar
Net migration
-8.81
Literacy(%)
93

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