Most foreign nationals require a pre-arranged visa to enter Sudan. It can be obtained at the Sudanese embassy or consulate abroad. The process is quite complicated and time-consuming - it takes at least a week, so it is worth submitting documents well in advance, approximately 1-2 months before the proposed trip.
To request a visa you will need to provide a list of mandatory and additional documents in accordance with the rules of the embassy. Providing false or fake information will result in the denial of a visa.
Some categories of travelers are issued a visa to Sudan upon arrival at the airport. Holders of diplomatic and service passports of a number of African and Asian countries are also exempt from obtaining a preliminary visa. However, even in this case, before traveling to Sudan, it is recommended to clarify the current conditions of entry at the Sudanese embassy or visa center.
If you have any questions or difficulties at any of the stages of processing, we recommend you to contact our accredited agency for assistance by phone or through the form on the website. Our experienced staff will advise on all the subtleties and nuances of obtaining a Sudanese visa - from the collection of documents to a positive decision of the consulate. We will assist you in solving possible problems so that you will be able to get your visa in time. We are happy to help you with your trip to Sudan!
The e-visa simplifies the procedure for foreign nationals to enter Sudan. It avoids queues and lengthy visa processing at the embassy. You can apply for an e-visa online from the comfort of your home. A decision will be made within 3 days.
The electronic visa is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and allows you to stay in Sudan for 30 days. This period can be extended for another 30 days. But in any case, within the first 3 days of arrival you must register with the police.
After the application is approved, the electronic visa is sent to your e-mail in the form of a scanned copy, which must be printed and presented at the border control at the airport of Sudan.
The e-visa can be applied for both by citizens of countries that need a regular visa and those who enjoy visa-free travel with Sudan.
Citizens of the following countries are allowed to enter Sudan without a visa:
- United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabian nationals are exempt from the Sudanese visa requirement if their visit is for business purposes.
Visa on arrival:
- Eritrea (valid for 60 days, subject to direct arrival from Eritrea).
- Kenya (indefinite visa)
- Malaysia (30-day visa)
- Turkey (visa valid for 1 month, subject to direct arrival from Turkey)
Also, individuals who have provided proof of paternity in Sudan can obtain a visa on arrival, regardless of their current nationality. Spouses of Sudanese nationals can also obtain a visa on arrival upon presentation of a valid marriage certificate.
Diplomatic or official/service/special passports of citizens of the following countries are visa exempt:
Only holders of diplomatic or special passports of the following countries can obtain a visa on arrival with a validity period not exceeding 2 months:
Visas to Sudan
Issued for one entry for business or tourist purposes to nationals of countries requiring a visa. The period of stay depends on the purpose of travel.
To travel through South Sudan to other countries, for a period not exceeding 72 hours.
For holders of diplomatic, official and service passports entering on business. Issued if there is proof of the purpose of the business trip. Free of charge.
Issued to investors and entrepreneurs planning to conduct business activities for a period of 3 months to 1 year.
For international students and interns while studying in South Sudan institutions with confirmation from them.
For staff of international charitable and humanitarian missions and organizations.
Documents to obtain a visa to Sudan:
valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of departure from Sudan
Completed and signed
Sudanese visa application form
Color passport size photo
(made within the last 6 months)
proof of payment of visa fee
proof of sufficient funds for the period of stay
international health insurance
Confirmation of place of residence
(rental agreement, hotel reservation, etc.)
Invitation from a citizen
or Sudan's companies (if applicable)
Important: The embassy may request additional documents to support the application. Providing false information may be a reason for refusal. It is recommended to clarify the required package of documents in advance.
Visa processing time and cost:
The standard processing time for a visa to Sudan is between 4 and 6 weeks. The embassy may extend this period in case of absence of any documents from the required package. But in any case, the result of the application will be received within the specified period. The amount of visa fee may vary depending on: the country of submission of documents, the type of visa requested. To clarify the specific amount to be paid, please contact the Embassy or Consulate of Sudan at the place of application.
If you have any questions about Sudanese visa application and consular fee payment, please contact our company by phone or through the website. We will advise you on every step from preparation of documents to obtaining a visa.
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