A person who wishes to renounce his Sudanese nationality voluntarily must:
- Appear in person before a Sudanese consulate or diplomatic official, in any foreign country at the Sudanese embassy or consulate; And
- Handwritten letter signed by the applicant
- Sudanese nationals can only renounce their citizenship in person and therefore cannot do so by mail, electronically or through agents.
- A person seeking to renounce Sudanese nationality must renounce all rights and privileges associated with such nationality.
To apply for renunciation of Sudanese nationality, the following documents must be prepared:
- A letter from the Dutch authorities
- The original Sudanese passport or police report of loss or damage legalized by dutch MFA if it is not available.
- The original Sudanese nationality or or police report of loss or damage legalized by dutch MFA if it is not available
- The national ID number
- Four (4) photographs
- Handwritten request signed by the applicant
Persons intending to renounce Sudanese citizenship should be aware that, unless they already possess a foreign nationality, they may be rendered stateless and, thus, lack the protection of any government. They may also have difficulty traveling as they may not be entitled to a passport from any country. Statelessness can present severe hardships: the ability to own or rent property, work, marry, receive medical or other benefits, and attend school can be affected. Former Sudanese citizens would be required to obtain a visa to travel to the Sudan or show that they are eligible for admission pursuant to the terms of the Visa Waiver Program. If unable to qualify for a visa, the person could be permanently barred from entering the Sudan.