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Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning

Travel Warning
July 20, 2017
South Sudan Travel Warning
O E N H U T C

The U.S. State Department warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan because of ongoing fighting, intercommunal violence, and violent crime. This replaces the Travel Warning dated January 4, 2017.  

In July 2016, violent clashes between government and opposition forces broke out in Juba, resulting in the expulsion of opposition forces from the capital.  Since then, armed conflict has expanded throughout the country, leading to continued instability that is exacerbated by intercommunal violence, cattle raiding, economic collapse, and an increase in violent crime. Aid workers, including U.S. citizens, have been the targets of shootings, ambushes, violent assaults, harassment, and robberies. All U.S. citizens in South Sudan should have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance, and should carry medical evacuation insurance.

The risk of violent crime is critical throughout South Sudan, including in Juba.  Due to the risk of carjacking, crime, and unpredictable armed violence, travel outside of Juba should be undertaken with a minimum of two vehicles and appropriate recovery and medical equipment in case of mechanical failure or other emergency. 

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of South Sudan, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). For further background information regarding FAA flight advisories and prohibitions for U.S. civil aviation, U.S. citizens should consult Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

For further information:

Country Information

South Sudan
Republic of South Sudan
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Embassy Messages
Quick Facts
PASSPORT VALIDITY:

6 months

BLANK PASSPORT PAGES:

2 pages

TOURIST VISA REQUIRED:

Yes, obtain in advance.

VACCINATIONS:

Yellow fever 

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY:

None

CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:

None

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Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy Juba

Kololo Road, Tongping
Juba, South Sudan
Telephone: +(211) 912-105-188 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(211) 912-105-107

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Destination Description

See the Department of State’s Fact Sheet on South Sudan for information on U.S.-South Sudan relations.

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Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

Requirements for Entry:

  • Passport with two blank pages, valid for six months after date of entry
  • Visa obtained before arrival
  • World Health Organization (WHO) card with yellow fever vaccination
  • If traveling while assigned to the United Nations, you must obtain pre-authorization from the Government of South Sudan prior to your arrival. Contact the United Nations for additional information.

Visit the Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan website for current visa information.

If you are staying longer than three days, register with the Department of Immigration and Aliens Control at the Ministry of Interior in Juba. 

Do not work without a work permit or your passport could be temporarily confiscated. A work permit and/or long term visa may be obtained at any Republic of South Sudan Immigration office.

Requirements for Exit:

  • Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination. Countries with direct flights from South Sudan (including Kenya and Ethiopia) typically require yellow fever immunization for passengers arriving from South Sudan.
  • South Sudanese passport must be presented if you are a dual U.S -South Sudanese citizen. South Sudanese authorities have delayed or detained dual U.S.-South Sudanese nationals attempting to use their U.S. passport to depart South Sudan. 
  • Sudanese visa or entry permit obtained in advance when traveling from South Sudan to Sudan.

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of South Sudan.

Find information on dual nationalityprevention of international child abduction and customs regulations on our websites.

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Safety and Security

See the Department of State’s Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning. Land mines remain a hazard, especially outside of Juba. 

The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services outside of Juba, even in emergencies, is extremely limited.

Violent conflict between government forces and armed opposition groups continues throughout the country. In July 2016, violent clashes between government and opposition forces broke out in Juba, resulting in the evacuation of U.S. citizens and other foreigners. At the time of the conflict, U.S. citizens were assaulted by government soldiers during an attack on a civilian housing compound.

Armed clashes continue in:

  • Greater Equatoria
  • Upper Nile
  • Former Unity State

Border disputes continue between South Sudan and:

  • Sudan
  • Uganda 

Fighting among ethnic groups is common throughout the country. The “Lord’s Resistance Army” – a Ugandan rebel group – operates along South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Exercise extreme care in all parts of the country, including Juba.
  • Be vigilant when traveling outside of cities and avoid travel along border areas.
  • Avoid demonstrations and public gatherings. Even events intended to be peaceful can become violent.
  • Monitor local/international news and consular messages.

U.S. government personnel in South Sudan adhere to a strict curfew, are restricted to limited official travel outside of Juba, and utilize armored vehicles for nearly all movements in the city. Due to the high crime threat in Juba, walking movements are restricted; when allowed, they are limited to a small area in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy and must be conducted in groups of two or more during daylight hours.

Crime: The population has ready access to weapons due to years of civil war, tribal conflict, and political unrest.

In Juba, the most frequently reported violent crimes include armed robbery, carjackings, and home invasions. Criminals target people who are walking, traveling alone or in small groups, especially at night. Criminals frequently wear security service uniforms, carry military weapons, and use the ruse of security check points or official business to stop individuals or gain access to compounds.

Outside Juba, road ambushes and roadside crime are common and often involve violence. Violent crimes (murder, armed robbery, home invasions, cattle raiding, kidnapping) and non-violent petty theft and fraud are pervasive.

Throughout the country, crimes of opportunity include:

  • muggings
  • pickpocketing
  • theft from vehicles
  • fraudulent currency exchanges

Thefts usually occur near restaurants, banks, or other areas in proximity of foreigners.

  • Avoid walking alone, especially after dark.
  • Do not display cash or valuables.
  • Dress conservatively.
  • Drive with doors locked and windows closed.
  • Travel with a copy of your U.S. passport and visa. Keep original documents in a secure location.

See the Department of State and the FBI pages for information on scams.

Victims of Crime:

U.S. citizen victims of sexual assault should first contact the U.S. Embassy.

Report crimes to the local police and contact the U.S. Embassy at +(211) 912-105-188.

Local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.

See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.

We can:

  • help you find appropriate medical care
  • assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • provide a list of local attorneys
  • provide information on victim’s compensation programs in the U.S.
  • provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical
  • support in cases of destitution
  • help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • replace a stolen or lost passport

Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.

For further information:

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Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. 

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the U.S., regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

South Sudan’s security services commit arbitrary arrests and often detain foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens.

Security forces often operate outside civilian control and do not always follow laws governing due process and treatment of detainees.  

U.S. citizens may have little recourse to justice should they be detained. Legal proceedings can be lengthy and subjective.

Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information. South Sudanese law enforcement officials routinely block access to foreign nationals in detention, however. As a result, the U.S. Embassy may not be notified of your arrest or be allowed access to you.

Dual Nationals:  The embassy recommends all dual nationals obtain visas for their U.S. passport covering the duration of their stay in South Sudan. If staying longer than a typical visa will allow, dual nationals are strong encouraged to obtain a five-year residency permit. These documents are available for a fee at any local Government of South Sudan Immigration office.

Aid Workers: Consult with the security personnel representing your organization. Compounds housing aid workers have been breached and aid workers, including U.S. citizens, have been the targets of shootings, ambushes, violent assaults, harassment, and robberies.

Currency: The South Sudanese pound (SSP) is the official currency. It is a cash exclusive society. Carry sufficient funds in to cover all your expenses for the duration of your stay. ATMs draw on local banks only. Exchange currency only at reputable banks. U.S. currency issued prior to 2006 or blemished is not accepted.

Photography: A permit is required and may be obtained from the Ministry of Interior for $50. Even with a permit, you must be careful taking pictures, as police have arrested and physically assaulted tourists for using a camera.

  • Never take pictures of government buildings, vehicles, or persons in uniform.
  • Do not take pictures of infrastructure such as bridges or airports.
  • Keep your camera concealed and do not take random photos in public.
  • Do not take photos of South Sudanese without their permission and be courteous of those who shy away from having their pictures taken.

Faith-Based Travelers: See our following webpages for details:

LGBTI Travelers: Consensual same-sex sexual relations are illegal in South Sudan with penalties up to 10 years’ imprisonment. If non-consensual, the penalty is up to 14 years imprisonment. Societal discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons is widespread, and there are no known LGBTI organizations.

See our LGBTI Travel Information page and section 6 of our Human Rights report for further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance: Persons with disabilities face limited access to transportation, public buildings, hotels, and communication accommodations. There are few sidewalks and no curb-cuts, and most buildings lack elevators. 

Students: See our Students Abroad page and FBI travel tips.

Women Travelers: Since the return to civil conflict, women have suffered unprecedented levels of sexual violence, including abduction, rape, and forced marriage. The law does not prohibit domestic violence. Spousal abuse is common and police seldom intervene. There are reports police tried to charge SSP 20 ($7) when victims of rape or abuse attempted to file a criminal complaint. While the official form is not mandatory, police often told women they needed to complete it prior to receiving medical treatment. See our travel tips for Women Travelers.

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Health

Consult the CDC website for South Sudan prior to travel.

Medical facilities in Juba fall far short of western standards. Outside Juba, the few hospitals and clinics that exist are poorly equipped and staffed. Ambulance services are generally not available.

Pharmacies have severely limited stock of prescription medications and many are counterfeit. Bring a sufficient supply of needed medicines. Carry medication in its original packaging with your doctor’s prescription. Be sure to verify with South Sudanese customs your medications are legal before traveling.

You are responsible for all medical costs. U.S. Medicare does not cover you overseas. Most care providers expect payment in U.S. dollars before treatment is performed.

Medical Insurance: If your health insurance plan does not provide coverage overseas, we strongly recommend supplemental medical insurance and medical evacuation plans.

The following diseases are prevalent in the country or region:

Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Yellow fever vaccination is required for entry.

Further health information:

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Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: There are very few paved roads; most are narrow, rutted, and poorly maintained. Roads are often impassable during the rainy season, March to November. Pedestrians and animals in the roadways, excessive speed, erratic driving, lack of street lights, and overloaded or poorly maintained vehicles pose additional risks.

When driving in remote areas, travel during daylight hours only and use convoys of multiple vehicles to mitigate the threat of roadside hoodlums. Carry spare tires, parts, fuel, and provisions. Service stations are separated by long distances. Professional roadside assistance service is not available.

Checkpoints: Approach all vehicle checkpoints with caution, especially after dark or during times of heightened political or military tensions. Even stops at checkpoints operated by the government of South Sudan may become hostile or violent.

Landmines: Years of conflict have left the threat of unexploded ordnance, including landmines, as a hazard on or near major roads. Stay on main roads marked as cleared by a competent de-mining authority.

Traffic Laws: An international driver's license and third-party liability insurance from the government is required. Those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol face fines, jail sentences, and corporal punishment.

Accidents: If involved in an accident resulting in death or injury, report the incident to the nearest police station or police officer as soon as possible. Remain inside the vehicle and wait for police. If a hostile mob forms or you feel your safety is in danger, leave the scene and proceed directly to the nearest police station to report the incident. Do not stop at the scene of an accident or at intersections where people have gathered, as mobs can develop quickly. Many local drivers are uninsured.

Public Transportation: You should hire private transportation from a reputable source. The use of public transportation (small buses, vans, or motorbike taxis “boda-bodas”) is off-limits to U.S. Embassy personnel and should be avoided whenever possible. Drivers of these vehicles frequently have little training and are reckless, and the vehicles are often poorly maintained. Schedules are unpublished and subject to change without notice. There is some public transit to rural communities by irregularly scheduled mini-buses.

See our Road Safety page for more information. 

Aviation Safety Oversight: As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in South Sudan, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed the government of South Sudan’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.

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Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Embassy Juba

Kololo Road, Tongping
Juba, South Sudan
Telephone: +(211) 912-105-188 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(211) 912-105-107

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Exercising Custody Rights

While travelling in a foreign country, you are subject to the laws of that country. It is important for parents to understand that, although a left-behind parent in the United States may have custody or visitation rights pursuant to a U.S. custody order, that order may not be valid and enforceable in the country in which the child is located.  For this reason, we strongly encourage you to speak to a local attorney if planning to remove a child from a foreign country without the consent of the other parent.  Attempts to remove your child to the United States may:

  • Endanger your child and others;
  • Prejudice any future judicial efforts; and
  • Could result in your arrest and imprisonment.

The U.S. government cannot interfere with another country’s court or law enforcement system.

To understand the legal effect of a U.S. order in a foreign country, a parent should consult with a local attorney in the country in which the child is located.  

For information about hiring an attorney abroad, see our section on Retaining a Foreign Attorney. 

Although we cannot recommend an attorney to you, most U.S. Embassies have lists of attorneys available online. Please visit the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate website for a full listing.

For more information on consular assistance for U.S. citizens arrested abroad, please see our website.

Country officers are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For assistance with an abduction in progress or any emergency situation that occurs after normal business hours, on weekends, or federal holidays, please call toll free at 1-888-407-4747. See all contact information.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this flyer is provided for general information only, is not intended to be legal advice, and may change without notice. Questions involving interpretation of law should be addressed to an attorney licensed in the relevant jurisdiction. 

 

Hague Convention Participation
Hague Adoption Convention Country?
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Are Intercountry Adoptions between this country and the United States possible?
Both adoptions to the United States from South Sudan and from the United States to South Sudan are possible.
Is this country a U.S. Hague Partner?
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Hague Convention Information

Republic of South Sudan is not a party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention or Convention). Under the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act (UAA), which became effective on July 14, 2014, the accreditation requirement and standards, which previously only applied in Convention cases, now also apply in non-Convention or “orphan” cases. The UAA requires that an accredited or approved adoption service provider acts as a primary provider in every case, and that adoption service providers providing adoption services on behalf of prospective adoptive parents be accredited or approved, or be a supervised or exempted provider. Adoption service providers and prospective adoptive parents should review the State Department’s Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 webpage for further information. Intercountry adoptions of children from non-Convention countries continue to be processed under the Orphan Process with the filing of the Forms I-600A and I-600. However, adoption service providers should be aware of the information on the USCIS website on the impact on Form I-600A and Form I-600 adjudications under the UAA, including the requirement that all home studies, including home study updates and amendments, comply with the Convention home study requirements, which differ from the orphan home study requirements that were in effect before July 14, 2014.

The 2008 Child Act of Southern Sudan provides a legal framework for adoption in the newly-independent South Sudan. Prospective adoptive parents are cautioned, however, that the lack of judicial resources in South Sudan may mean that any adoption or custody decree issued by courts in South Sudan may be insufficient for the purposes of U.S. immigration petitions. 

U.S. Immigration Requirements for Intercountry Adoptions

To bring an adopted child to the United States from Republic of South Sudan, you must meet certain suitability and eligibility requirements. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determines who can adopt a child from another country and bring that child to live in the United States under U.S. immigration law.

Additionally, a child must meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. immigration law in order to be eligible to immigrate to the United States with an IR-3 or IR-4 immigrant visa.

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Who Can Adopt

In addition to being found suitable and eligible to adopt by USCIS, prospective adoptive parents seeking to adopt from Republic of South Sudan must meet the following requirements:

  • Residency:  Foreigners seeking adoption of a child in South Sudan must show three years residency in South Sudan. The Child Act of 2008 does not address whether residency requirements would apply for prospective adoptive parents that may hold South Sudanese citizenship but do not live in South Sudan.
  • Age of Adopting Parents:  Prospective adoptive parents must be at least 25 years old and at least 21 years older than the child adopted. If married, at least one person must be at least 25 years old.
  • Marriage:  Prospective adoptive parents may be single or married. Adoption of a child of the opposite sex by a single prospective adoptive parent is prohibited, unless justified by special circumstances by the court. South Sudan law prohibits adoption by “homosexual or lesbian” individuals or couples.
  • Income:  The prospective adoptive parent(s) must satisfy the court that they have sufficient livelihood to care for the child.
  • Other:  Adoption is prohibited if one or both, if married, of the prospective adoptive parents are not of sound mind, or has been charged and convicted of a criminal offense. 
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Who Can Be Adopted

In addition to qualifying as an orphan under U.S. immigration law, the child must meet the following requirements of Republic of South Sudan:

  • Relinquishment: Adoption orders may be issued for any child in South Sudan, even if the child was not born in South Sudan. Written consent must be given after the birth of the child by the birth mother, the birth father, legal guardian, or any other person responsible for the child by virtue of any order or agreement to contribute to the maintenance of the child. The court may also require the consent of any person that may have rights or obligations with respect to the child under customary laws. The court may not require such consent if it is satisfied that the individual cannot be found, is incapable of providing consent, or has persistently neglected or ill-treated the child.
  • Abandonment: No requirements specified.
  • Age of Adoptive Child: If the child is at least 10 years old, they must consent to the adoption. If under the age of 10, the opinion of the child on the adoption may be taken into consideration. Please note that for a child to meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. immigration law, a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, must be filed on the child’s behalf while the child is under the age of 16 (or under the age of 18 if the child is the birth sibling of another adopted child who has immigrated or will immigrate based on adoption by the same adoptive parent(s)).
  • Sibling Adoptions: No requirements specified.
  • Special Needs or Medical Conditions: No requirements specified.
  • Waiting Period or Foster Care: Foreigners seeking to adopt a child in South Sudan must have fostered the child for at least one year prior to filing an adoption application. The child must be declared available for adoption in order for a court to issue an adoption or custody decree.
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How to Adopt

Republic of South Sudan’s Adoption Authority
Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare

The Process
The process for adopting a child from Republic of South Sudan generally includes the following steps:

  1. Choose a U.S. Accredited or Approved Adoption Service Provider
  2. Apply to USCIS to be Found Suitable and Eligible to Adopt (Form I-600A)
  3. Apply to Republic of South Sudan’s Authorities to Adopt and be Matched with a Child
  4. Adopt the Child in Republic of South Sudan, or Obtain Legal Custody of the Child for Purposes of Emigration and Adoption
  5. Apply for Your Child to be Found Eligible to Immigrate to the United States as an Orphan (Form I-600)
  6. Apply for a U.S. Immigrant Visa for Your Child and Bring Your Child Home


1. Choose a U.S. Accredited or Approved Adoption Service Provider

Before taking steps to adopt a child from Republic of South Sudan, you should select a U.S. accredited or approved adoption service provider to be the primary provider in your case. As of July 14, 2014, a primary provider is required in every intercountry adoption case under the UAA, unless an exception applies. The primary provider is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all six adoption services defined at 22 CFR 96.2 are provided;
  • Supervising and being responsible for supervised providers where used (see 22 CFR 96.14); and
  • Developing and implementing a service plan in accordance with 22 CFR 96.44.

For more information on primary providers and the UAA, please see Universal Accreditation Act of 2012.

The Child Act of 2008 does not address whether adoption service providers are permitted to operate in the Republic of South Sudan. The law requires that a social worker assist in the preparation of a report to the court on the identity, adoptability, background, social environment, family and medical history of the child, as well as any special needs of the child.

2. Apply to USCIS to be Found Suitable and Eligible to Adopt

In order to adopt a child from Republic of South Sudan, you will need to meet the requirements of the Government of Republic of South Sudan and U.S. immigration law.

To meet U.S. immigration requirements, you may also choose to file a Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, with USCIS to be found suitable and eligible to adopt before you identify a child to adopt. You may also choose to file the Form I-600 petition along with all the required Form I-600A application supporting documentation, including an approved home study, once you have been matched with a child and have obtained all the necessary documentation. Please see the USCIS website for more information about filing options. Regardless of which approach you take, the home study must meet the same requirements. As of July 14, 2014, unless an exception applies, the home study must comply with the requirements in 8 CFR 204.311 and 22 CFR Part 96.47.

3. Apply to Republic of South Sudan’s Authorities to Adopt and be Matched with a Child

If you are found suitable and eligible to adopt under U.S. law, you must also submit an adoption application to the Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare of Republic of South Sudan to be found eligible to adopt by Republic of South Sudan.

Applications for adoption of child in South Sudan should be submitted to a court. Adoption applications by foreign prospective adoptive parents must be submitted to the High Court. Foreigners seeking to adopt must demonstrate they have:

  • Established residence in South Sudan for a minimum of 3 years;
  • Fostered the child for at least one year;
  • Have no criminal record;
  • Have an approved recommendation of suitability to adopt issued by an authorized person or entity in their country of origin;
  • Satisfy the court that their country of origin will respect and recognize the adoption order;
  • Satisfy the court that the child adopted will be authorized to enter and permanently reside in the prospective adoptive parent’s country of origin.

The court may impose additional terms and conditions in the decree for adoptions by foreign prospective adoptive parents.

If a child is eligible for intercountry adoption, the competent adoption authority or other authorized entity in Republic of South Sudan will review your adoption dossier and, if an appropriate match is found, will provide you with a referral. We encourage families to consult with a medical professional and their adoption service provider to understand the needs of the specific child but each family must decide for itself whether it will be able to meet the needs of, and provide a permanent home for, a specific child, and must conform to the recommendations in the home study for the number of children and capacity to deal with any special needs of an adoptive child. Learn more about Health Considerations.

The Child Act of 2008 requires that an authorized person declare the child available for adoption. Additionally, the Child Act requires a registry of adopted children be kept and maintained by an authorized person. There is no information available on how such an authorized person makes the determination on a child’s adoptability or any procedures for matching prospective adoptive children with prospective adoptive parents.

The child must be eligible to be adopted according to Republic of South Sudan’s requirements, as described in the Who Can Be Adopted section. The child must also meet the definition of an orphan under U.S. immigration law.

4. Adopt the Child in Republic of South Sudan, or Obtain Legal Custody of the Child for Purposes of Emigration and Adoption

The process for finalizing the adoption or obtaining legal custody for purposes of emigration and adoption in Republic of South Sudan generally includes the following:

  • Role of Adoption Authority: The Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social welfare is responsible for establishing adoption policy.
  • Role of the Court: The court determines whether the proposed adoption is in the best interests of the child and issues the adoption decree. The High Court determines whether foreign prospective adoptive parents meet the requirements to adopt a child in South Sudan.
  • Role of Adoption Agencies: It is unclear whether adoption service providers are permitted to operate in South Sudan.

Starting July 14, 2014, unless an exception applies, there must be a U.S. accredited or approved adoption service provider acting as the primary provider in every case. Also, any agency or person providing an adoption service on behalf of prospective adoptive parents in any Convention or non-Convention case must be accredited or approved, or be a supervised or exempted provider. Adoption service means any one of the following six services:

  • Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption;
  • Securing the necessary consent to termination of parental rights and to adoption;
  • Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent(s), and reporting on such a study;
  • Making non-judicial determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of an adoptive placement for the child;
  • Monitoring a case after a child has been placed with prospective adoptive parent(s) until final adoption; or
  • When necessary because of a disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing (including facilitating the provision of) child care or any other social service pending an alternative placement. 22 CFR 96.2 Definitions.
  • Adoption Application: The adoption application should be submitted to the High Court. 
  • Time Frame: There is no information available on the duration of the adoption process in South Sudan.
  • Adoption Fees: There is no information available on fees charged for steps in the adoption process in South Sudan.

    Prospective adoptive parents are advised to obtain detailed receipts for all fees and donations paid, either by themselves directly or through their U.S. adoption service provider, and to raise any concerns regarding any payment that you believe may be contrary to U.S. law, or the law of Republic of South Sudan, with your adoption service provider. Please also refer to information concerning the Hague Complaint Registry.  Improper payments may have the appearance of buying a child, violate applicable law, and could put all future adoptions in Republic of South Sudan at risk. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, for instance, makes it unlawful to bribe foreign government officials to obtain or retain business. Further, the UAA and Intercountry Adoption Act (IAA) make it unlawful to improperly influence relinquishment of parental rights, parental consent relating to adoption of a child, or a decision by an entity performing Central Authority functions.
  • Documents Required: There is no specific list of documents required available. However, the adoption application should demonstrate the following:
    • That the prospective adoptive parents have established residence in South Sudan for a minimum of 3 years;
    • That the prospective adoptive parents have fostered the child for at least one year;
    • That the prospective adoptive parents have no criminal record;
    • That the prospective adoptive parents are of sound mind;
    • That the prospective adoptive parents meet the requirements to adopt in South Sudan;
    • That the prospective adoptive parents have an approved recommendation of suitability to adopt issued by an authorized person or entity in their country of origin;
    • Documentation to satisfy the court that their country of origin will respect and recognize the adoption order;
    • Documentation to satisfy the court that the child adopted will be authorized to enter and permanently reside in the prospective adoptive parent's country of origin.

Note: Additional documents may be requested.

  • Authentication of Documents: You may be asked to provide proof that a document from the United States is authentic. The U.S Department of State’s Authentications Office has information on the subject.

5. Apply for Your Child to be Found Eligible for Immigration to the United States as an Orphan

After you finalize the adoption or gain legal custody for purposes of emigration and adoption in Republic of South Sudan, USCIS must determine whether the child meets the definition of an orphan under U.S. immigration law in order for the child to immigrate to the United States. You will need to file a Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative. At the time you file your Form I-600 petition, the adjudicating officer will determine whether the UAA applies or if your case is UAA grandfathered. For more information on UAA grandfathering and transition cases, please see Universal Accreditation Act of 2012. Unless an exception applies, you must identify a primary provider in your case and the adjudicating officer may ask for the name and contact information of the primary provider if not provided in your Form I-600 petition. This information is required and, without it, your Form I-600 petition cannot be approved.

If you have an approved, valid Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition, you may file your Form I-600 petition either in the United States with USCIS or in person at the U.S.Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

When a Form I-600 petition is adjudicated by USCIS in the United States, the consular section in Nairobi must complete a Form I-604, Determination on Child for Adoption (sometimes informally referred to as an orphan determination), to verify the child’s orphan status. When a Form I-600 petition is adjudicated by an international USCIS office, USCIS generally completes the Form I-604 determination.

For Form I-600 petitions filed with the Embassy’s consular section, the consular officer must complete the Form I-604 determination after you file your Form I-600 petition. Conducting the Form I-604 determination is a critical part of the orphan adoption process. It can take months to complete, depending upon the circumstances of your case. Consular officers appreciate that families are eager to bring their child home as quickly as possible. Some of the factors that may contribute to the length of the process include prevailing fraud patterns in the country of origin, civil unrest or security concerns that restrict travel to certain areas of the country, and the number of determinations performed by available staff. Consular officers make every effort to conduct them as quickly and thoroughly as possible. You are advised to keep your travel plans flexible while awaiting the results.

6. Apply for a U.S. Immigrant Visa for Your Child and Bring Your Child Home

Now that your adoption is complete, or you have obtained legal custody of the child for the purposes of emigration and adoption of the child in the United States, and the Form I-604 determination has been completed finding that your child meets the legal definition of an orphan for immigration purposes, there are a few more steps to take before you and your child can head home. Specifically, you need to apply for three documents before your child can travel to the United States:

  • Birth Certificate - If you have finalized the adoption in Republic of South Sudan, you will first need to apply for a new birth certificate for your child. Your name will be added to the new birth certificate.

    If you have been granted legal custody for the purposes of emigration and adoption of the child in the United States, the birth certificate you obtain will, in most cases, not yet include your name.

    Birth certificates are normally provided at birth by hospitals through agreements with the state government. There is no known precedent for adoptive parents obtaining an amended birth certificate.
  • Republic of South Sudan Passport - Your child is not yet a U.S. citizen, so he/she will need a travel document or passport from Republic of South Sudan.

    Passports can be obtained through the Ministry of Interior’s Directorate of Immigration. Prior to this, however, a certificate of nationality must be obtained through the Directorate of Nationality. Each of these steps takes approximately seven days.

U.S. Immigrant Visa

After you obtain the new birth certificate and passport for your child and you have filed Form I-600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, you then need to apply for a U.S. immigrant visa for your child from the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. This immigrant visa allows your child to travel home with you and be admitted to the United States as your child. As part of this process, you must provide the consular officer the Panel Physician’s medical report on the child.

Before coming for your child’s immigrant visa interview, please complete an Electronic Immigrant Visa Application (DS-260) online at the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). If you filed a Form I-600 petition in the United States, you should receive a letter from the National Visa Center (NVC) confirming receipt of the petition and assignment of a case number and an invoice ID number. You will need this information to log into CEAC to file the DS-260 for your child. An adoptive parent should fill out these forms in your child's name. Answer every item on the form. If information is not applicable, please write “N/A” in the block. Print and bring the DS-260 form confirmation page to the visa interview. Please review the DS-260 FAQs, our Online Immigrant Visa Forms page, or contact the NVC at NVCAdoptions@state.gov or +1-603-334-0700 if you have questions about completing the online DS-260 form.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya processes immigrant visas for non-U.S. citizens located in Republic of South Sudan. Additional information concerning immigrant visa processing at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi can be found on the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi’s website.

Visa issuance after the final interview generally takes 24 hours. It is not usually possible to provide the visa to adoptive parents on the same day as the immigrant visa interview. Adoptive parents should verify current processing times with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi before making final travel arrangements.

Child Citizenship Act

For adoptions finalized abroad prior to the child’s entry into the United States: An adopted child residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence generally will acquire U.S. citizenship automatically upon entry into the United States if the child otherwise meets the requirements of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, including being under the age of eighteen.

For adoptions finalized after the child’s entry into the United States: You will need to complete an adoption following your child’s entry into the United States and before the child turns eighteen for the child (if he or she otherwise meets the requirements of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000) to automatically acquire U.S. citizenship.

Read more about the Child Citizenship Act of 2000

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Traveling Abroad

Applying for Your U.S. Passport

U.S. citizens are required to enter and depart the United States on a valid U.S. passport. Once your child has acquired U.S. citizenship, s/he will need a U.S. passport for any international travel. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue, or verify U.S. passports.

Getting or renewing a passport is easy. The Department of State’s Passport Application Wizard will help you determine which passport form you need, help you to complete the form online, estimate your payment, and generate the form for you to print—all in one place.

Obtaining a Visa to Travel to Republic of South Sudan

In addition to a U.S. passport, you may also need to obtain a visa. Where required, visas are affixed to your passport and allow you to enter a foreign nation. To find information about obtaining a visa for Republic of South Sudan, see the Department of State’s Country Specific Information.

Staying Safe on Your Trip

Before you travel, it is always a good practice to investigate the local conditions, laws, political landscape, and culture of the country. The Department of State provides Country Specific Information for every country in the world about various issues, including health conditions, crime, currency or entry requirements, and any areas of instability.

Staying in Touch on Your Trip

When traveling during the adoption process, we encourage you to enroll with the Department of State through our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country. Enrollment makes it possible for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Republic of South Sudan, to contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.

Enrollment is free and can be done online via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

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After Adoption

Post-Adoption Resources

Many adoptive parents find it important to find support after the adoption. There are many public and private nonprofit post-adoption services available for children and their families. There are also numerous adoptive family support groups and adoptee organizations active in the United States that provide a network of options for adoptees who seek out other adoptees from the same country of origin. Take advantage of all the resources available to your family, whether it is another adoptive family, a support group, an advocacy organization, or your religious or community services. Your primary provider can provide or point you to post- placement/post-adoption services to help your adopted child and your family transition smoothly and deal effectively with the many adjustments required in an intercountry adoption.

Here are some places to start your support group search:

Note: Inclusion of non-U.S. government links does not imply endorsement of contents.

COMPLAINTS

If you have concerns about your adoption process, we ask that you share this information with the Embassy in Nairobi, particularly if it involves possible fraud or misconduct specific to your child’s case. The Department of State takes all allegations of fraud or misconduct seriously. Our Adoption Comment Page provides several points of contact for adoptive families to comment on their adoption service provider, their experience applying for their child’s visa, or about the Form I-600 petition process.

The Hague Complaint Registry is an internet based registry for filing complaints about U.S. accredited or approved adoption service providers. If you think your provider's conduct may have been out of substantial compliance with accreditation standards, first submit your complaint in writing directly to your provider. If the complaint is not resolved through the provider's complaint process, you may file the complaint through the Hague Complaint Registry

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Contact Information

U.S. Embassy in Republic of South Sudan
Kololo Road
Juba
Tel: +211 912 105 188
Email: ACSJuba@state.gov
Internet: https://ss.usembassy.gov/embassy/juba/

Republic of South Sudan’s Adoption Authority
Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare
Ministries Road
Juba


Embassy of Republic of South Sudan

Address:1233 20th street NW. Suite 602
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: 202-293-7940
Fax: 202-293-7941
Internet: gossmission.org

Office of Children’s Issues
U.S. Department of State
CA/OCS/CI
SA-17, 9th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20522-1709
Email: Adoption@state.gov
Internet: adoption.state.gov

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

For questions about immigration procedures:
USCIS National Customer Service Center (NCSC)
Tel: 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833)
Internet: uscis.gov

For questions about filing a Form I-600A application or I-600 petition:
USCIS National Benefits Center
Tel: 1-877-424-8374 (toll free); 1-816-251-2770 (local)
Email: NBC.Adoptions@uscis.dhs.gov

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 12 Months
A-2 None Multiple 12 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Two 3 Months
B-1/B-2 None Two 3 Months
B-2 None Two 3 Months
C-1 None Two 3 Months
C-1/D None Two 3 Months
C-2 None Two 3 Months
C-3 None Two 3 Months
CW-1 11 None One 3 Months
CW-2 11 None One 3 Months
D None Two 3 Months
E-1 2 None One 3 Months
E-2 2 None One 3 Months
E-2C 12 None One 3 Months
F-1 None Two 3 Months
F-2 None Two 3 Months
G-1 None Multiple 12 Months
G-2 None Multiple 12 Months
G-3 None Multiple 12 Months
G-4 None Multiple 12 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B None One 3 Months 3
H-1C None One 3 Months 3
H-2A None N/A N/A 3
H-2B None N/A N/A 3
H-3 None One 3 Months 3
H-4 None One 3 Months 3
I None One 3 Months
J-1 4 None One 3 Months
J-2 4 None One 3 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None One 6 Months
K-4 None One 6 Months
L-1 None One 3 Months
L-2 None One 3 Months
M-1 None Two 3 Months
M-2 None Two 3 Months
N-8 None Multiple 12 Months
N-9 None Multiple 12 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None One 3 Months 3
O-2 None One 3 Months 3
O-3 None One 3 Months 3
P-1 None One 3 Months 3
P-2 None One 3 Months 3
P-3 None One 3 Months 3
P-4 None One 3 Months 3
Q-1 6 None One 3 Months 3
R-1 None One 3 Months
R-2 None One 3 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-19 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
V-1 None One 3 Months
V-2 None One 3 Months
V-3 None One 3 Months
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Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

NOTE: South Sudan has been an autonomous state since the country achieved independence on July 9, 2011. South Sudan issues its own civil documents. Documents from previous regimes are no longer valid or in circulation.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates and age assessments are available only to those resident in South Sudan. For children born in a hospital, the children's parents can apply for a birth certificate within the first few days of the child's birth. If the child was born in a hospital and a birth certificate was not immediately obtained, then the child may be able obtain one, but would likely need an age assessment.

Children born outside of a hospital obtain an age assessment from each state health commission. The document contains the full name of the child, the parents' names, the city and state where the child was born. A day/month/year is given at the time of the age assessment. The age is determined based on information gained at an interview with the child and parents, clan elders, dental exam, and circumference of the head, among other things.

All birth certificates and age assessments must be done in South Sudan. In the near future, each state will be able to process age assessments, which are only processed in Juba at this time. Embassies do not issue birth certificates.

Death Certificates

Available. Hospitals issue death certificates on behalf of each state's ministry of health. If the death occurred in a hospital, a death certificate may be issued by the hospital.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available. Marriage certificates may be obtained from the church or mosque only. A civil registry act and registrar have yet to be established. The South Sudan Mission in Nairobi may verify marriage certificates.

Divorce Certificates

Not available.

Adoption Certificates

Not available.

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Identity Card

The Ministry of Interior issues identity cards to those eighteen years and older. To apply for an identity card, an applicant must present a birth certificate or age assessment. The national identity card requires at least one witness and biometrics.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police and Prison Records

Certificates of good conduct from the police are currently available for applicants residing in South Sudan. Police certificates cannot currently be obtained by applicants outside South Sudan. Consular officers should make a determination that such certificates are unobtainable for applicants outside South Sudan. Persons released from prison are normally given an official release record and must appear before the court prior to their release. Prison records are available for applicants residing in South Sudan, but cannot currently be obtained by applicants outside South Sudan. Consular officers should make a determination that such records are unobtainable for applicants outside South Sudan. Consular officers should follow the guidance in 9 FAM 42.65 N6 when determining that a document is unobtainable.

Military Records

In practice, military records are not available. Since the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Treaty and South Sudan achieved independence on July 9, 2011, the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) has been in the process of transitioning from a guerrilla rebel group into a professional national army. Although the SPLA has designed a bio data system to register all SPLA soldiers, it will take time for the SPLA to fully implement the system.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Passports are issued by the Ministry of Interior, Department of Nationality, Immigration, and Passports, for a five year period. At this time, the Ministry issues new and renewal passports in Juba only. South Sudan Embassies will issue and renew passports in the near future.

Other Records

Not applicable

Visa Issuing Posts

Juba, South Sudan--A and G visas only

Addresses:

U.S. Embassy Juba
Kololo Road, next to EU compound
Juba, South Sudan

U.S. Embassy Juba
4420 Juba Place
Washington, DC 20521

U.S. Embassy Juba
4420 Juba Place
Dulles, VA 20189

For DHL:
U.S. Embassy Juba
Kololo Street, Tong Ping
Juba, South Sudan

Consular telephone:

Office hours:  +211 912 105 188
After hours (duty officer):  +211 912 105 107


Nairobi, Kenya (Embassy)

Address:
United Nations Avenue,
Gigiri, Nairobi

Mailing Address:
APO AE 09831-8900

International Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30137
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: 254-2-363-6000
After hours emergencies: 254-2-363-6170

Fax: 254-2-363-6410

Visa Services

Please check back for update

Foreign Consular Office Contact Information

Washington, DC (202) 293-7940(202) 293-7941

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Juba
Kololo Road, Tongping
Juba, South Sudan
Telephone
+(211) 912-105-188 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Emergency
+(211) 912-105-107
Fax
No Fax
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Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.