How to get Sudan Visa

Here is how to get visa for Sudan in Cairo

There are currently 6 countries that don’t require a visa for Sudan: Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Qatar, Kuwait and UAE. If you don’t hold one of these passports you will need visa for Sudan. You can get it at home. Alternatively, if you don’t have an embassy in your country of residence or you’re already travelling, we recommend applying in Cairo, Egypt.

Please note, Aswan in Egypt used to be a popular place to obtain a visa for travellers crossing overland. However, the consulate no longer issues the visa on the spot. In December 2019 it took up to 6 working days and the cost is $150.

Visa for Sudan is one of the trickier ones to get as many embassies do require a letter of invitation. This can be obtained from a tour company or a hotel in Sudan. The cost of the invite is usually $100 or $150.

Applying For Visa for Sudan in Cairo:

The Consulate of Sudan in Cairo is located in Ad Doqi. You should arrive at around 10 am to get in line. The Immigration window (on the left) opens around 10.30 am and the guy there starts accepting applications.

Should you need any copies, there is a small shop with a printer about 20 metres away from the embassy. If you need any passport photos, there is a Fuji Photo store on the main street about 10 minute walk away.

Once your application is accepted you need to wait 20-30 minutes until your name is called. Then you can then pay the cashier. USD or EGP are accepted.

Return at 4 pm to collect your passport with your visa. The Sudan visa is a sticker and will take up a whole page.

We applied with an Australian and an EU passport in the morning and collected our visa for Sudan at 4 pm the same day.

What you will need for your Visa for Sudan:

  • 2 Passport Photos
  • A complete application form provided by the embassy – 2 copies
  • A fee of USD 150 paid in cash or EGP 2,500
  • A printed copy of your passport
  • A printed copy of your Egyptian visa in your passport
  • US passport holders might require additional documents

Location: 7-11 Ahmed Al Shatouri, Ad Doqi, Dokki, Cairo

Located in Ad Doqi, the easiest way to get here is with uber or taxi. Google maps have the correct location.

You can apply for the visa from Sunday to Wednesday. They don’t accept visa on Thursday and the embassy is closed on Friday and Saturday.

Sudan Map
Sudan map Credit: Free Vector Maps

How to get visa on arrival for Sudan:

You can receive Visa for Sudan on arrival as well if you are flying into Khartoum. Acropole Hotel can arrange this for you.

You will need to email them your passport copy and they will organise the authorisation.

The cost of the visa at Khartoum airport is $100 and Acropole Hotel will charge you $130 for the letter. You will also need to book at least two nights at the hotel.

Rates incl breakfast: Single rooms from $80 p/n, double/twin rooms from $100 p/n

Need some information about applying for other visas in Africa? Check out our Visa Guide.