Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Generally required, must still be valid for at least 6 months upon entry.
Note on the passport
A special permit is required to visit some regions of Sudan and can be obtained from the Passport and Immigration Office. Address: Ministry of Interior, Khartoum. The exhibition usually lasts five days. Visas for private car travel are currently not available.
Required for nationals of the countries listed in the table above, among others. Turkish nationals can apply for a visa upon arrival if entering directly from Turkey.
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Germany, Austria entry visa: €60 (valid for a maximum of 1 month). Entry visa: €180 (multiple entries, valid for 3 months). Switzerland tourist/business/transit visa: 100 CHF (single entry, max. 2 months stay).
Visa types and costs
Tourist, Business and Transit Visa.
Entry must take place within one month from the date of visa issuance. Stay up to 1 month (length of stay at the discretion of the immigration authorities). Extension possible on site. Transit visa: 72 hours stay. Further information from the competent consular representation (see contact addresses).
Transit travelers who continue their journey on the next plane within 6 hours, have valid onward or return travel documents and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. In person or by post to the consular section of the embassy (see contact addresses). Turkish citizens, among others, can apply for a visa upon entry if they are entering directly from Turkey.
Tourist Visa: (a) 1 Fingerprint Application Form. (b) 1 recent passport photo. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry and with three blank pages. (d) Fee (by bank transfer). (f) Copy of hotel booking or confirmation from hosts. (g) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Business visa additionally: (h) Letter of secondment with details of the trip and letter of invitation from a Sudanese company. A stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed with the application.
Inquiries to the competent consular representation.
7 consular working days in Vienna. Express processing: 7 working days in Berlin. 3-5 working days in Geneva.
Legally Required Registration
If you stay longer than 3 days, you have to register with the Alien Registration Office Khartoum (Aliens Registration Office, c/o Ministry of Interior, PO Box 288, Tel: 83 78 10 84. Larger hotels (e.g. Khartoum Hilton) take over the registration request of their guests for a fee.
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 a notarized travel permit from the absent legal guardian/parent(s). 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.
The Sudanese government denies entry and transit to citizens of Israel and holders of passports with Israeli visas (valid or expired).