South Sudan Visa

The Republic of South Sudan is unstable for many reasons; humanitarian crises, political conflicts, economic conditions, terrorist attacks, and climate-related shocks. These are just a few reasons why many countries have advised their citizens not to enter the country. However, citizens who must travel to South Sudan can be informed through this article about its visa policy.    

Who Needs a Visa for South Sudan?

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in South Sudan:

  • Egypt
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Everyone else must apply for an e-Visa before entering the country of South Sudan.

How to Apply for a South Sudan Visa

Applicants who must travel to South Sudan can follow these steps for an easier application process:

  1. Enter the official page of the Republic of South Sudan.
  2. Create an account.
  3. Fill out the account with all your personal, correct information.
  4. Choose the type of visa you want to apply for.
  5. Fill out the application form.
  6. Attach the required documents to support your visa application.
  7. Finish the applicable visa fee payment.
  8. Wait until you receive a response with your visa application result.

South Sudan Visa Requirements

Applicants who apply for a South Sudan visa must attach the following documents to their visa application form:

  • A passport valid for at least six months after the date of return.
  • An accommodation proof of your stay in South Sudan. This document can be a letter of invitation or a rental agreement.
  • A travel itinerary. This document must explain in detail your traveling purpose and itinerary.
  • Booked / Confirmed Flight Itinerary
  • A bank statement document. This document must prove that you are financially stable to enter the country and cover all your expenses.
  • A birth certificate (if applicable).
  • A marriage certificate (if applicable).
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate.

Note: South Sudan immigration authorities may request other documents depending on the type of visa you are applying for and the country you are applying from.

South Sudan Visa Processing Time

The immigration authorities of South Sudan will inform you about your visa application result within 72 hours. Applicants that receive a positive answer must print out their visa application results and submit the authorities of South Sudan at the port of entry.

South Sudan Visa Duration

The duration of a South Sudan visa depends on how long the authorities of South Sudan issue the visa. The applicant is allowed to enter the country once their visa is issued and stay there for as long as the visa is valid.

Traveling Tips for South Sudan

Here are some traveling tips before visiting South Sudan:

  • Do not travel alone.
  • Do not walk alone day or night.
  • Do not trust anyone (many scams can happen).
  • Do not travel to South Sudan to meet someone you have known online.
  • Do not take pictures or videos of the military zone, airports, government buildings, people, or bridges.
  • Do not stay in open places like terraces.
  • Do not attend public gatherings; terrorist attacks can happen at any moment.
  • Do not keep valuable things with you.
  • Do not keep or use illegal drugs.
  • Do not eat or drink things that people offer.
  • Do not perform same-sex acts since it is illegal.

IMPORTANT: The Republic of South Sudan, for the moment, is a dangerous place; kidnappings, murders, shootings, home invasions, armed robbery, and sexual assaults can happen at any moment, so be aware of your surroundings when entering the country.