The U.S. State Department has suspended operations and evacuated all U.S. employees and their family members from the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.

Key Points:

  • As of April 22, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, is no longer offering routine or emergency consular services. The State Department suspended such services until further notice.
  • U.S. citizens in Sudan should fill out this form to receive options to leave Sudan as security conditions allow. Individuals do not need to submit this information again if they have already submitted information to the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum.
  • U.S. citizens in Sudan who are in need of assistance can call the State Department at 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444 and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program if they have not done so already.

Additional Information: The State Department reissued a “do not travel” warning for Sudan because of ongoing armed conflict throughout the country, including heavy fighting between various political and security groups. The situation is “violent, volatile and extremely unpredictable, particularly in the capital city Khartoum,” the Department stated.

As of April 22, the State Department has not designated another U.S. Embassy for processing immigrant visa applications for those living in Sudan. Generally, nonimmigrant (temporary) visa applicants from Sudan can apply at any U.S. embassy or consulate where they are physically present and can obtain an appointment. More information regarding the State Department’s announcement is available here.

BAL Analysis: Companies with employees in the country are encouraged to follow State Department information and warnings closely. BAL will continue to monitor developments regarding the security situation in Sudan and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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