SUDAN visas take 3 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 2 months from the date of issue .
We recommend you send us your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Please ensure you send us the following documentation as failure to do
so will result in a delay in issuing your visa.
Tourist Visa 3 completed visa application forms
3 passport photograph(s)
Authorisation from Foreign Ministry in Sudan
Travcour order form
Passport Payment Business Visa 3 completed visa application forms
3 passport photograph(s)
Letters of invitation from organisation in both Sudan & UK
Total to pay
Tourist/Business 2 month single entry Sudan visa
Please note that tourist applications must have an authorisation number from the Foreign Ministry in Sudan (this can be obtained through www.tour-sudan.com ). Without this, you must lodge your application in person only and the visa will be processed in 2 months.
SUDAN VISAS: All nationals require a visa to enter Sudan. SUDAN TRANSIT VISAS:Required by all except those as noted above and those continuing continuing their journey to another country by the same or first connecting aircraft within 6 hours provided holding confirmed tickets and documents for their onward journey. Leaving the transit area is not permitted. No hotel facilities available in the transit area. Carriers have full responsibility of passengers in transit. SUDAN HEALTH:Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. Infants under 1 year are exempt. The countries & areas included in the endemic zones are considered as infected areas. A certificate may be required from travellers leaving Sudan.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Risk is low and seasonal in the north. It is higher along the Nile south of Lake Nasser and in central & southern parts of the country. Risk on the Red Sea coast is very limited. Rabies. SUDAN WEATHER: In the north rainfall is rare, daytime temperatures are very high and cooler winter months have nightly temperatures low enough for occasional frost. The rainy season is between Apr-Oct although in the far south some rain may occur in any month. However, during this period, the weather may remain dry and sunny and the wettest areas may only have one out of three rainy days SUDAN MISC: Location of Sudan: East Africa Local Time in Sudan: GMT+3 Capital City of Sudan: Khartoum Population of Sudan: 42 million Language(s) spoken in Sudan: Arabic, English, many local languages Dialling Code for Sudan: 249 Emergency numbers in Sudan: Police: 74461/999 Driving in Sudan: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit recommended. Temporary licence available from local authorities on presentation of UK licence Electricity in Sudan: 240V AC 50Hz Currency of Sudan: Sudanese Dinar (SDD 1 = 100 Piastres) Notes: SDD: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Credit cards are not generally accepted & travellers cheques have limited acceptance. You should make sure you have sufficient hard currency, preferably US Dollars, to cover expenses during your stay. Opening Hours in Sudan
Bank: 0830-1200 Sat-Thur Office: 0800-1430 Sat-Thur Shops: 0800-1330 & 1730-2000 Sat-Thur Hints in Sudan: Personal introductions are advantageous. If the visiting executive is a woman this must be clearly stated in initial correspondence. Women should dress conservatively. The host may hold several conversations at the same time. Many executives speak English. It is useful for business cards to have Arabic translation on reverse side. Muslim conventions apply. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. At meetings it is polite to drink coffee or tea, when offered. Almost everything may stop five times a day, for prayers. Smoking is generally accepted. When sitting cross-legged on sofas or cushions, soles of the feet must not be shown. Visits during Ramadan should be avoided. Alcohol is forbidden by law. A licence is required for any form of photography. Tipping in Sudan: Not customary Import Allowances in Sudan: For persons of 20 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225gr of tobacco
A reasonable quantity of toilet requisites, including perfume, for personal use Prohibited/Restricted in Sudan: Alcoholic beverages, indecent, seditious publications, dangerous drugs, imports from Israel. Firearms require special permission from the Ministry of Interior, fresh fruit and vegetables Airports in Sudan:Khartoum Civil (KRT)