How to Get a Humanitarian Visa for Sudan

Sudan Humanitarian Visa

Sudan Humanitarian Visa

If you are headed to Sudan for humanitarian or charity reasons, you are going to need to get a visa before you go (or else you won’t be able to be let in!).  The beauty of this type of visa is it is normally fast-tracked, so it won’t take up to two months to get your visa like it would if you wanted to apply for the Sudan Tourist Visa.

Go to my Sudan visa page for information on other types of visas for Sudan.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Sudan: Yes. The Government of Sudan requires U.S. citizens to present a passport and an entry visa or entry permit upon arrival at any port of entry.

  • The Government of Sudan routinely denies entry visas to travelers whose passports contain visas issued by the Government of Israel or other evidence of travel to Israel, such as exit or entry stamps.
  • Visitors must register at the Ministry of Interior within three days after arriving in Sudan (many hotels will do this for you, so check with them)
  • All foreigners traveling more than 25 kilometers outside of Khartoum must obtain a travel permit from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs in Khartoum (this applies to people traveling for any purpose).

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Sudan: Yes. Virtually everyone who is not from Sudan and wants to go to Sudan for any purpose will need a visa.

Find your closest consulate

If you’re inside the U.S.,  the hub for issuing visas for Sudan is in Washington D.C.

Embassy Of The Republic Of Sudan

If you’re outside of the U.S.: Click here.

Gather documentation

The best list of required documents if you are applying within the U.S. is here at the Embassy of Sudan in Washington D.C. website. If you are from somewhere else, just check the website of the Consulate or Embassy you found in Step 1 above.

Visa fee
  • Visa fees might vary depending on where you apply, so go to the website of the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • If you are applying in the U.S., the latest visa fees are listed here.
Submit materials
  • Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate you found in Step 1.
  • Submission instructions will vary from consulate to consulate.
  • If you are applying in the United States, submission instructions are listed here.
Receive your visa

Congratulations!  The Embassy or Consulate of Sudan will give to you your brand new Sudanese visa.

Vaccination information

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