South Sudan Entry Requirements

South Sudan Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.

Visa information

Required for all nationalities mentioned in the table above.

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Germany and Austria entry visa: US$ 100 (valid for three months (at the South Sudanese embassy in Berlin). Switzerland entry visa: 100 CHF (single entry); 300 CHF (multiple entries). To the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan in Berlin or to the representation of South Sudan in Geneva.

Application required

(a) Visa application form (downloadable from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 2 recent color biometric passport photos (4.5cm x 3.5cm) with a white background. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry and containing at least 3 blank pages and a copy. (d) Visa fee by bank transfer after visa is granted. (e) Return or Onward Ticket. (f) Minors: Notarized travel authorization from absent guardian/parent(s) translated into English. (g) If applicable: residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (h) Self-addressed return envelope with postage. (i) Sufficient funds for the stay. (j) valid vaccination certificate against yellow fever. (k) Hotel Booking. (l) police clearance certificate. (m) Letter of invitation (tourists: invitation from a South Sudanese tour operator).

Processing time

At least 5-6 business days.

Documents required upon entry

Proof of yellow fever vaccination for all persons over 9 months.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport (at least 3 free pages) or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors traveling alone need the certified travel permit of the absent legal guardian/parent(s) translated into English. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

South Sudan Entry Requirements