Visa policy of South Sudan

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The visa policy of South Sudan is in a state of flux and has continued to evolve since South Sudan's independence in July 2011. According to Timatic, South Sudan grants visa-on-arrival to nationals of four neighbouring African countries.


Prior to South Sudanese independence, the Southern Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission had de facto control over entrance into South Sudan.[1] However Khartoum also de jure required visitors to obtain Sudanese visas as well.[2][3]

By November 2011, South Sudan was reportedly issuing one hundred visas per day to Ethiopians.[4] In December 2011, foreigners working in South Sudan were required to re-register with the Department of Alien Affairs and obtain new visa stickers.[5] In April 2012, South Sudan announced that it would begin applying visa requirements to Sudanese nationals as well in advance of an October deadline; similarly, Sudan had just recently begun to treat South Sudanese nationals as foreigners for visa control purposes.[6] Furthermore that same month, there were also reports that expatriates working in the country would be required to pay $50 per month for their visas.[7]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to obtain a visa on arrival costing between US$ 50 and 100:[8]

Holders of diplomatic, official, service and special passports issued to nationals of any country can obtain a visa on arrival.


  1. ^ "Visas required for foreigners travelling to South Sudan". Sudan Radio Service, Nairobi. 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  2. ^ Reeve, Eric (2005-09-25). "The Slow Collapse of the Sudan Comprehensive Peace Agreement". Sudan Tribune. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  3. ^ Kandia, Stephen (2007-09-17). "Uganda: Security in Juba is Guaranteed for All". AllAfrica. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Southern Sudan Issues 100 Visa’s a Day to Ethiopian Business People". 2Merkato. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  5. ^ "Interior Minister Gives Foreigners 30 Days to Produce Documents". 
  6. ^ "Sudanese nationals entering South Sudan to use visas". 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  7. ^ "South Sudan tightens visa policy after oil dispute with North". Sudan Tribune. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  8. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
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