Visas

The United States Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan remains unable to resume most routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including for routine B1/B2 applications.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date.  The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. 

Nonimmigrant visas:   We are currently processing F-1, M-1, J-1, H1B, H2B, H4, and L visas excepted from current Presidential Proclamations.  If you are applying for one of these visas, or have a medical emergency or another emergency need to travel, please follow the guidance provided at https://sd.usembassy.gov/visas/expedited-interviews/ to request an appointment.  

Immigrant visas:  We are currently renewing expired immigrant visas, including V92 and V93 visas.  For diversity visas, we are currently renewing expired visas that were valid on both February 21, 2020 AND April 23, 2020.  If you were unable to travel before the expiration date of your visa, please send an email, along with a photo of your expired visa, to KhartoumIV@state.gov.  You will receive information on your eligibility for a visa renewal and instructions on the renewal procedures. 

Lost or stolen green card:  If your green card was lost or stolen, please reference the instructions on our website.  If you require an interview for a boarding foil, please send an e-mail to KhartoumNIV@state.gov. 

Returning resident visasIf you want to apply, or have already applied, for a returning resident visa, please send an email to KhartoumIV@state.gov.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law.  As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on usvisas.state.gov to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

Urgent information for visa applicants regarding COVID-19:

Please see these notices, which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide, visa restrictions, and Presidential Proclamations related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa if they meet the requirements for visa-free travel. The Visa section of this website is all about U.S. visas for foreign citizens to travel to the United States.

(Note: U.S. citizens don’t need a U.S. visa for travel, but when planning travel abroad may need a visa issued by the embassy of the country they wish to visit.).

NIV: U.S. Embassy Khartoum
P.O. Box 699
Kilo 10, Soba
Khartoum, Sudan
Phone: (249)(187)-0-(22000)

NIV: To contact the Non-immigrant Visa Unit at the embassy, please send an email to khartoumNIV@state.gov
IV: 
To contact the Immigrant Visa Unit at the Embassy, please send an email to KhartoumIV@state.gov.

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
  • We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
  • We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
  • We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
  • We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel.state.gov.
  • We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

  • Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
  • Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
  • Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

  • Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
  • Complete your application fully and accurately.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
  • Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.