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.

Dual Nationality/Statelessness

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.

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