Visa and Immigration

Visa

Entry visas to Sudan can either be obtained overseas (except for American passport holders) or in Khartoum. The standard procedure is as follows:

1. Application form
2. Two Passport photos
3. Passort copy (valid for at least 6 months and should not have Israeli visa stamped on it)
4. A sponsoring letter and references in Sudan (please use our conference invitation letter)
5. Yellow fever certificate (required if traveling from certain countries. Please inquire at the embassy)
6. Visa fee (varies from one country to another. It can be anywhere between 50 USD - 150 USD)

The conference organizing committee can arrange entry visa to delegates who can't obtain it from overseas due to absence of Sudanese embassies in their country of residence. We also arrange visas for Amerrican passport holders. Getting a counter visa, however, is costly (up to 250 USD). The entry permit costs 150 USD and the visa stamped at the airport is another 100 USD. We will attempt to approach the authorities to forgive part of the fee but nothing is guaranteed at this moment. If you choose to go this route, please send a copy of your passport to elsheikhaymen@hotmail.com

Below is a link to a list of the Sudanese embassies in the world.  

http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-of/sudan

Immigration & Travel

All foreigners are required to register with the General Directorate of Passport and Immigration (Foreigners Affairs Section). Failure to do this will result in missing your flight back to your country, as you can't leave the country without it. This can be done at the airport upon arrival or prior to departure. The requirements include: passport copy, application form, and a fee (50 USD).

There are many interesting tourist attractions in Sudan, including the pyramids and the Nile cataracts. However, travel inside Sudan for non-Sudanese requires a special permit. If you are interested in traveling around, please let us know and the external relations committee can assist with getting the required permissions. Alternatively, you can contact the Italian Toursim Co at  http://www.italtoursudan.com/en/ This is an Italian company that organizes tours and excursions. For more info about tourism in Sudan, please visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/sudan 

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