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All About the Visa for South Sudan
Are you keen on discovering the unique South Sudan? You will be on your way in no time at all, as we have gathered everything you need to know right here on this page about this country’s entry policies.
First of all, you will be pleased to know that the majority of nationalities can apply for a visa online with Byevisa, including the United Kingdom, the USA and Australia. There are 3 types of electronic tourist visa: 30-day Single Entry, 3-month Multiple Entry and 6-month Multiple Entry. No matter which one you need for your travels, the process to get them is exactly the same.
Secondly, there are around 45 nationalities that aren’t eligible for the electronic document mentioned above and, therefore, need to get permission to visit from an embassy or consulate by making an appointment and attending in person.
There are a couple of exceptions to these policies, with a handful of neighbouring countries being exempt from getting a visa and just needing a passport to enter the country. Read on to find out about which nationalities need a visa, how to obtain one, and what documents and information you will need to provide. Also, if you’re eligible for the eVisa, you can apply right here.
What Is the Difference Between a South Sudan e-Visa vs an Embassy Visa?
The e-Visa for this African country is an online document required from around 200 countries to visit for any of the following reasons: tourism, business, transit, work or study. When you apply, you can choose between a Single Entry and a Multiple Entry document. The Single Entry permit is valid for 30 days, while the Multiple Entry permit can be either for 90 or 180 days.
On the other hand, the embassy visa is a document that needs to be acquired in person from an embassy or consulate. Much like the electronic version, eligible countries will need this document to visit this African country for any of the following reasons: tourism, business, transit, work or study.
South Sudan Visa Application Process
Depending on which type of document you are eligible for, you will need to follow a different process. Below, we have outlined step-by-step what you need to do for each case, to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Once you have verified that you are eligible for the electronic travel permit (see eligibility section), you can apply in just a few steps, thanks to Byevisa’s easy process:
- Check which documents you will need to apply for a visa.
- Click on ‘Apply Now’ either at the top of this page or further below.
- Fill out the application form with your personal details and information about your trip.
- Choose between 30-day Single Entry, 3-month Multiple Entry and 6-month Multiple Entry.
- Select a processing speed between Standard, Rapid and Highly Rapid.
- Complete the payment page using a credit or debit card.
- Submit your application.
- Sit back, relax and let Byevisa take care of the rest.
- Receive your visa in your email inbox.
- Print your document and you’re good to go!
It’s important to bear in mind that, if there are any mistakes in your application form, then you may need to reapply and pay the fee again. To avoid this happening to you, make sure you fill out all the sections carefully with the correct information.
Moreover, if you haven’t received a confirmation of your application submission by email, it’s a good idea to check your junk folder. If you don’t find it here, then please get in touch with us using the Contact Form.
As we mentioned above, the process to get this document is a little longer and more complicated, since you will need to visit an embassy in person. If you have checked the policies that apply to your nationality in the eligibility section below and this is the document you need to get, follow these steps:
- Find your nearest embassy or consulate.
- Book an appointment at the date and time that suits you best.
- Download the application form here and fill it out.
- Gather all the supporting documents you need (see our ‘Forms and Documents’ section below).
- Go to your appointment with your application form and documents.
- Wait for your visa to be approved.
It may take several weeks to obtain your travel document, so we advise you to apply well in advance of your intended travel date, to avoid any disruption to your plans.
Port of Entry
Now that you have obtained your travel document, you can use it to enter the country at Juba International Airport, by river or by land crossing at any of these ports of entry:
South Sudan Visa Requirements and Eligibility
As you probably know, which entry policies apply to you will depend on your nationality and the agreements in place with the country you wish to visit. In this section, we have grouped countries based on South Sudan’s entry policies, so it’s nice and easy for you to see which conditions apply to you.
List of Countries Eligible for an Electronic Visa
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Federated States of Micronesia
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Cyprus
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Sao Tome and Principe
Syrian Arab Republic
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Virgin Islands
List of Countries That Require an Embassy Visa
British Indian Ocean Territory
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Turks and Caicos Islands
Wallis and Futuna
South Sudan joined the EAC (East African Community) in 2016 and has since been gradually signing agreements with member countries to waive visa requirements. The latest agreements were signed in 2021 and now citizens of the following countries can travel with just a valid passport, and they will be issued a travel document on arrival.
Sudan Visa Application Form and Documents
Before sitting down and start applying for your travel permit, read this section carefully to find out exactly what documents and information you will need to hand.
Application Form Information
- Your full name
- Your contact details
- Your gender
- Your nationality
- Your date of birth
- Your country of birth
- Your country of residence
- Your phone number
- Your email address
- Your passport number
- Your passport’s issue date
- Your passport’s expiry date
Make sure you include a valid email address, as this is where your document will be sent to.
Below you will find the documents you will need to complete your application:
- A copy of your passport.
- A recent passport-style photo.
- A copy of your yellow fever vaccination certificate (for visitors over the age of 6).
As part of the application, you must also confirm that you have sufficient funds to cover your trip.
You’ll also require a debit or credit card, or a PayPal account, to pay for your application.
South Sudan Visa Status Check
Once you have submitted your application through Byevisa, we will be able to check the status of your application on our website by following these 3 simple steps:
- Click on ‘Log in’ in the main menu at the top of this page.
- Enter your email address and your order number.
- You will be able to check the status of your application that will be either accepted, rejected or pending.
Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your application, you can use the contact form to get in touch with us. Our customer support team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
On the other hand, if you have applied for an embassy visa, you will need to get in touch with the embassy directly for any information regarding the status of your travel document.
How Much Does a Sudan Visa Cost?
The fees for your visa will vary depending on which type of document you choose and the processing fee you select. The government fees for the e-visa are as follows:
- 30-day Single Entry: 100 USD
- 3-month Multiple Entry: 200 USD
- 6-month Multiple Entry: 350 USD
At the end of your online application, you will also be asked to select a processing speed. Byevisa offers the following 3 processing times:
- Standard – processed in 7 days for 36 USD
- Rapid – processed in 5 days for 69 USD
- Highly Rapid – processed in 3 days for 93 USD
So the overall cost of your travel permit will be the government fee plus our processing fee.
More Questions and Information
Still have some questions about the entry policies to this country? Our Q&A section will help you answer all those lingering queries so you can submit your application with confidence.
- Single Entry - valid for 30 days
- Multiple Entry – valid for 90 days
- Multiple Entry – valid for 180 days
- Standard - 7 days for 36 USD
- Rapid - 5 days for 69 USD
- Highly Rapid - 3 days for 93 USD