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Republic of Sudan

Sudan – Fact File
Country name Republic of Sudan
Population 39 million – July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], English & various tribal languages
Currency Sudanese Pound [£SUD] = 100 piastres
Official Religion Islam
Capital Khartoum
Business Hours Government Offices & States Enterprises:
08:00 to 14:00 [Saturday to Thursday]
Banks: 08:30 to 12:00 [Saturday to Thursday]
Commercial Offices: 08:30 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 20:00 [Saturday to Thursday]
Hours are reduced during Ramadhan
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Sudan must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and along with an Invoice must be certified by the JA-ICC and then legalised by our Chamber at the Sudanese Embassy in London. Please note all shipments for Sudan must be legalised.
Health Certificates are required for food, meat and poultry consignments and also for plants and plant products.
A Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
Exporters are often required to submit a Radiation Certificate.
Certificate of Origin                                             Free of Charge         
Copy Certificate of Origin                                   Free of Charge         
Original other documents, e.g. Health Certs € 110.00
Copy documents, e.g. Health Certs € 20.00
Legalisation fees for Invoices are calculated on a daily rate - please check with the Chamber.
All personal documentation e.g. Degree Certificates or Marriage Certificates must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs before submitting for certification and/or legalisation.
Sudanese Businessmen and Employers Federation
P.O.Box 1758,
Tel.: (+249 11) 431 276/7/9/80
Fax: (+249 11) 431 281/3
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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