South Sudan Visa

South Sudan Visa

Do you need a visa to visit South Sudan?

Find your nearest South Sudan Embassy.

It is necessary to get an Electronic visa for visitors to South Sudan, unless they are of South Sudanese descent, come from one of the visa-exempt countries, or arrive from one of the countries whose residents are qualified for visa on arrival.

Who needs a visa to visit South Sudan

At any point of entry, the government of South Sudan requires visitors from the United States to provide a valid passport with at least six months of remaining validity as well as a visa. A visa cannot be obtained at the airport upon arrival. Visas can be obtained through the Embassies of the Republic of South Sudan

For more information on visas to South Sudan, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into South Sudan

At any point of entry, the government of South Sudan requires visitors to provide a valid passport with at least six months of remaining validity as well as a visa. A visa cannot be obtained at the airport upon arrival. The Republic of South Sudan’s embassies are a good source for visas.

Eligibility to apply for a South Sudan Visa

You will need your  COVID-19 Results

Business Letter of Support

copy of a passport a precise scan of the data pages from your current signed passport.

a picture resembling one from a passport

a completed visa application; an authentic passport;

Processing time for a South Sudan Visa

Within 72 hours, the South Sudanese immigration officials will let you know the outcome of your visa application. Those who obtain a favourable response are required to print out their visa application results and present them to South Sudanese officials at the port of entry.

Help with your South Sudan Visa

Address & Opening Hours

Embassy of The Republic of South Sudan

22-25 Portman Close, London, W1H 6BS

United Kingdom

General Enquiries:

Tel:+44 (0) 2036 872 366

Immigration & Visa Enquiries:

Tel:+44 (0) 2036 872 367

Official Opening Hours: Monday – Friday   9:00am – 4:00pm (Visa and Passport Sections have other opening hours/days)



Who can visit South Sudan without a visa?

Visas are not required for nationals of the following nations to enter or remain in South Sudan:

  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Before entering South Sudan, everyone else must apply for an e-Visa.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

South Sudan Visa Types

  • An INVITATION LETTER from your organisation in South Sudan to the Embassy of South Sudan outlining the reason for your journey.
  • a copy of the company registration certificate from the UK for enterprises that have not yet been registered in South Sudan, or the certificate of incorporation of the company or organisation in South Sudan a copy of their agreement with the group, office, or business.
  • For personal or family visits, South Sudan’s Immigration Department requires an entry permit from the concerned relatives or friends.
  • A current passport-size photograph
  • Yellow Fever vaccination certificate
  • Refundable ticket (Tourist Visa)
  • Address in South Sudan, such as a hotel reservation (Tourist Visa)
  • Bank records demonstrating enough cash to cover the duration of the stay in South Sudan (personal visit)

What to do if your South Sudanvisa is refused?

You have the opportunity to challenge this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that decided to refuse the visa distributes a standard document to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a South Sudan visa and the reasons for the refusal.

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A typical processing period ranges from four to six weeks. Only after the approval of the visa application are passports necessary. As soon as the application has been approved, the Embassy will let the applicant know. After receiving permission from the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum, visas are given.

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