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Sudan Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes


To enter Sudan, a passport valid for at least six months is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for Sudan are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visa Note

The Sudanese authorities refuse entry and transit to holders of passports that contain visas for Israel (either valid or expired).

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Types and Cost

Visit visa (covers all types of visit): £75 (American nationals: £100).  A letter of introduction is required.


Visit visa: 60 days from the date of issue and valid for a stay of up to 60 days from the date of entry.

Application to

Consular section at embassy. Foreign nationals need to apply for a unique entry permit number at the Aliens Department of the Ministry of Interior in Khartoum, before applying for a visa.

Working days

Allow four to six weeks for visa processing.

Compulsary Registration

You must register with the Aliens Department within three days of arrival for a fee of around £35 (payable in local currency). You need to bring two passport-size photos.

Extension of stay

If you wish to extend your visit, you should contact the General Directorate of Passports, Immigration and Nationality, Ministry of Interior, Khartoum.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Sudan

Telephone: (183) 777105
Address: , off Sharia Al Baladia, PO Box No 801, Khartoum East, ,
Opening times:

Sun-Wed 0800 – 1600, Thurs 0800 – 1430 (embassy); Sun– Thurs 0830 – 1330 (acceptance of applications), 1330 – 1430 for enquiries except Thurs which is 1300 -1400 (visas).

Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in the USA

Telephone: (202) 338 8565.
Address: NW, 2210 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri: 0900-1600

Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7839 8080.
Address: St James's, 3 Cleveland Row, London, SW1A 1DD,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1600 (general enquiries); Mon-Fri 0930-1230 (visa section).

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