Ambassador, British Embassy Sudan
We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Sudan.
Our work covers a range of issues including support the peaceful completion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA); work towards an inclusive peace with justice in Darfur; support national and regional stability; back human rights; encourage the development of democratic and accountable government; and reduce poverty levels.
Urgent assistance for British nationals
If you’re in Sudan and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +249 (0)156 775500. We are experiencing technical issues with our telephone line. If you cannot reach us on our usual number, please call +44 1908 516666. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Sudan, call 020 7008 1500.
Get a visa
The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.
If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.
If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.
Get or renew a passport
The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.
Get an emergency travel document
You must make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at British Embassy Khartoum.
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
- not a British citizen or
- applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel documentat the British Embassy Khartoum.
Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Sudan, see travel advice for Sudan.
Marriage and civil partnerships
For information on getting married in Sudan, see getting married abroad.
Register a birth or death
If the death occurred in Sudan and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.
Read our guidance on coping with death abroad
Support if you’ve been arrested
We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Sudan. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.
Notarial and documentary services
We offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; witness a signature; make a certified copy of a document; prepare a document in English or the local language; legalise a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
You must make an appointment to apply for these services.
British Embassy Khartoum provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).
You must make an appointment to apply for these services.
Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Sudan. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad
For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.
General information on living in Sudan
What the embassy cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Sudan
Deputy Head of Mission, Khartoum
British Embassy Khartoum
off Sharia Al Baladiya
PO Box No 801
Telephone +249 (0)156 775500
Fax +249 (0)156 775501
We are experiencing technical issues with our telephone line. If you cannot reach us on our usual number, please call +44 1908 516666.
Sunday to Wednesday - 8am to 4pm
Thursday - 8am to 2:30pm
Sunday to Tuesday - 9am to 12pm
Wednesday to Thursday - Closed
Outside of these opening hours we remain open to British nationals in distress only.
Sunday to Wednesday - Applications by appointment - 8:30am to 12pm
Thursday - Applications by appointment - 8:30am to 11am
Sunday to Thursday - collections by invitation - 1pm to 2pm
Sunday to Tuesday & Thursday - Applications - 8:30am to 11am
Sunday to Tuesday & Thursday - collections by invitation - 1pm to 2pm
Wednesday - Closed