US government lifts visa and immigration ban on Sudan

July 10, 2015
US government lifts visa processing ban on Sudan

US government on 9th July 2015 lifted the ban on processing the visa and immigration in the country of Sudan. Confirming the same US embassy in Khartoum has released a statement about resuming the services of visa and immigration to Sudan.

From July 2015 onwards, applicants of all categories ranging immigration visa, work visa, student visa, and immediate family visa, k visa for fiancée and diversity visa lottery winners will be able to attend interviews and any visa process in Khartoum, Sudan.

The ban has spread for around 20 years. The US banned Sudan on 1993, since then no visa process and immigration service's happened inside the country of Sudan.

During the time of the ban, Sudanese were required to go to US embassy in Cairo, Egypt to process the immigrant visas, which take so much expense of money and time.

In 1993, US included Sudan in its list of state sponsors of terrorism and imposed economical sanctions on Sudan. From then, sanctions affected aviation and rail sectors incurring a great toll on these sectors.

The resumption of services taken place even before the arrival of US special envoy Donald booth, talks on the ways to normalize relation with Sudan.

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