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Location :

Street 13, Plot 11, Block 12 Amarat, KHARTUM


  • The submission of a complete file does not grant the right to obtain a visa.
  • The passport must be valid at least 3 months after visa expiry.
  • All original documents must be presented with their photocopies in A4.
  • All documents that are not written in French or English must be translated by an approved body.
  • The Visa reserves the right to require, if necessary, other additional documents.
  • A short stay visa can not be transformed into long-stay visa. The visa applicant should return to Sudan to obtain a long stay visa.
  • The visa applicants must appear in person in order to submit their visa applications and be mandatory fingerprinted.
  • Each visa applicant must be in possession of a travel document (passport).

The minimum period for processing applications is 15 days.

The Visa Section of the Embassy of France is located in the Diplomatic and Consular Chancellery. Amarat district - Street 13- plot 11 - block 12 in Khartoum.

As from January 1st 2014, the appointments for visas will be made by internet, at the following address

Notes :

  • Use Internet Explorer (Windows) 6.0 and later versions with Service Pack 2 or Firefox, version 1.0 and higher or Mozilla, versions 1.7.8 and higher.
  • Install version 5 or higher of Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to print the receipt of your intake appointment.
  • Allow the opening of pop-up (browser setting).

Sometimes it is also necessary to refresh the page if an error occurs during the first test. If an error message is displayed when making your appointment, this lets think that your computer is not configured correctly (see above).

The visa fees for short-stay visa are 60 Euros at the current rate of Chancery.
Required documents

Which visa do you need ?

  1. Short-stay visa (less than 3 months within a given 6 months period) : application forms for visa can be downloaded here
  2. Long stay visa (more than 3 consecutive months of residence) : application forms for visa can be downloaded here

Warnings :

A holder of a visa issued by a Schengen State can move freely within the Schengen area unless otherwise indicated on the visa. The Schengen States include : Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. The maximum validity of a Schengen visa is 90 days within a given period of 6 months.

  • The Embassy of France handles visa applications by representation for Portugal.
  • The documents presented in a language other than English or French shall be translated by a translation agency at applicant’s expense.
  • Applications sent by mail are not accepted.
  • The Visa reserves the right to request additional information or documents.
  • Application forms for visas are free

INSURANCE : Travel Insurance is mandatory. Please consult the list of insurance providers qualified for Schengen Embassies : Click here _


Take note of the informations about VIS Click here


  1. Holders of official passports
  2. Employees of French companies officially represented in Sudan, clients and regular partners of these companies

All other visa applications are received from Sunday to Thursday between 10:00 pm and 12:00 am through appointment.


Your visa application must be submitted at the visa section of the relevant Embassies and Consulates General : This is the Embassy or Consulate of the country which happens to be the main destination (not necessarily the country of first entry !) in the Schengen area, under the territorial jurisdiction of each diplomatic mission.

Which visa do you need ?

  1. Persons wishing to transit through France to another destination
  2. People who wish to have a touristic stay in the Schengen area with their families to discover the various cultural sites
  3. Those wishing to visit relatives or friends
  4. People who visit France for business
  5. People who go to France to for internships or training
  6. People who go to France to conduct studies
  7. long stay for spouse (s) of French

Special note about minor children

What type of passport do you have ?

Holders of official passports (diplomatic, service and "for Public Affairs") file their visa applications through the Sudanese government departments or authorized agencies, from Sunday to Thursday between 9am and 10am without an appointment, then come in person later.

The spouse (s) of French must appear in person without an appointment Sunday to Thursday between 9am and 10am.

All other holders of ordinary passports must apply in person through appointment.

Note for visa applicants on fingerprinting and digital photographs

publié le 20 janvier 2014

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