The South Sudanese passport is issued to citizens of South Sudan for international travel. The Republic of South Sudan started issuing internationally recognized electronic passports in January 2012.  The passports were officially launched by the President Salva Kiir Mayardit on 3 January 2012 in a ceremony in the capital city of Juba.  The new passport will be valid for five years. 
According to the 2012 Visa Restrictions Index, South Sudan´s passport allows its carrier to enter 38 countries around the world without the need of previous visa arrangements. This locates this country´s passport rank 95 in freedom of movement.