A person wishing to renounce his or her Sudanese citizenship must voluntarily and with intent to relinquish Sudanese citizenship:
- Appear in person before a Sudanese consular or diplomatic officer, in a foreign country at a Sudanese Embassy or Consulate; and
- sign an oath of renunciation
- Sudanese citizens can only renounce their citizenship in person, and therefore cannot do so by mail, electronically, or through agents.
- A person seeking to renounce Sudanese citizenship must renounce all the rights and privileges associated with such citizenship.
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.