The British Embassy in Sudan maintains and develops relations between the UK and Sudan.
Our work covers a range of issues including:
- Supporting the civilian-led government and Sudan’s transition to democratic and economic stability.
- Supporting the Government of Sudan’s efforts to implement the Juba Peace Agreement and working towards an inclusive peace for all affected by conflict in Sudan.
- Providing life-saving humanitarian assistance, increasing the resilience of vulnerable communities, and supporting a viable future for those in protracted crisis through long-term assistance and development.
- Supporting the Government of Sudan’s economic programme, designed to build the foundations for economic stability and prosperity.
- Supporting better environmental management and climate resilience in Sudan, as well as promoting inclusion and gender equality.
Visitors to British Embassy Khartoum
The Embassy building is closed to all visitors due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our staff are working remotely.
We continue to offer consular services online or by telephone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions, please call + 249 (0) 156 77 5500. When calling, you may hear a message stating that our offices are closed. If so, stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British National’ to speak to an officer.
If you’re travelling in Sudan, see our Sudan travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) .
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
Get an emergency travel document
You must make an appointment at British Embassy Khartoum as part of your application for an emergency travel document. Apply online for an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We offer limited notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services https://www.gov.uk/guidance/notarial-and-documentary-services-guide-for-sudan we provide.
You must make an appointment to apply for these services when the Embassy resumes normal business.
The British Embassy in Khartoum will no longer legalise the stamp of the Sudanese MFA.
Documents for use in Sudan that have stamped by the Sudanese MFA should require no further legalisation.
The UK does not require foreign documents to be legalised prior to use in the UK. Therefore, documents which have been stamped by the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and are to be used in the UK do not need to be legalised by the British Embassy in Khartoum.
If the document is to be used in another country, you should contact the legalisation authorities of the country where the document will be used for advice.
Customers requiring their UK public document, such a birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates legalised for use in Sudan should follow the three step process below.
Step 1: Contact the Legalisation Office, Milton Keynes, UK To check if the document can be legalised and to apply online for this service please visit https://www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised. Please note that in order to get your document legalised you may need to get a copy certified, signed and dated by a UK public notary or solicitor. The Embassy does not provide this service. You can locate a UK notary at: http://www.facultyoffice.org.uk/notary/find-a-notary/.
Step 2: Have the document legalised by the Sudanese Embassy in London (Sudan Embassy, 3 Cleveland row, St. James’SW1A 1DD) Opening hours 9am - 4.00 pm (M - F) Tel. 0207 839 8080 https://www.sudan-embassy.co.uk/consular-services/.
Step 3: For use in Sudan the document(s) must be stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Department of Consular Affairs , (Department of Documentation)
Before undertaking these steps, you are encouraged to contact the local authorities for confirmation on what is required.
There is no requirement for the British Embassy in Sudan to view or stamp these documents once these steps are complete.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Sudan.
Please note that as of 30 November 2020 the UK Visa Application Centre moved from its current premises at the British Embassy to: Floor 9, Byblos Bank Africa Tower, El Mek Nimir Avenue, Khartoum.
Development work in Sudan
Sudan is affected by conflict and at the centre of an unstable region. A deterioration in the political and economic situation in Sudan would have a significant impact throughout the Horn of Africa and the north of Africa, with direct consequences for UK national interests.
Find out more in the country profile for Sudan.
British Embassy Khartoum
off Sharia Al Baladiya
PO Box No 801