Emergency Travel Document


  • You can apply for an emergency travel document if all the following apply:you’re a Sudanese national
  • you’re outside the Sudan
  • your passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, is full or has recently expired.
  • you do not have time to renew or replace your passport before you travel
  • you can provide proof of your travel plans, for example booking confirmations (or detailed written travel plans if you cannot book ahead)
  • You usually cannot get an emergency travel document if you’ve never had a Sudanese passport. You should apply for a passport instead.

You can use an emergency travel document to travel to your destination through a maximum of 5 countries. You can also normally use it to return to the country you’re applying from if you live there.

If you apply for a child under 18, they’ll need to attend an appointment. Both parents should go with them if possible. If neither parent can attend, they’ll need to send a signed consent letter.

Your travel plans (countries and dates) will be printed on your emergency travel document. If you change your travel plans once you have your emergency travel document, you’ll need to apply for a new one.

You may need a visa to leave the country you’re in or to travel through other countries with your emergency travel document. Check with the embassy or consulate of each country.

If your final destination is the Sudan, border staff will keep your emergency travel document when you arrive. Border staff at a different final destination might also keep the document.