Special Notice – Limited consular services provided at U.S. Embassy Juba

Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visa Services

U.S. Embassy Juba only provides limited visa service for official and diplomatic travel only. Please see Other Visa Categories ( for more information.

The Consular Section requires that all documents for official and diplomatic visas be submitted eight to ten (8-10) business days prior to the projected date of travel.

The U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan generally does not require an interview for those applying for diplomatic visas, however, a consular officer can request an interview.

Visa application forms and additional documents should be delivered to the Embassy. Governmental and International Organization offices can reach out directly to .

Each applicant and any accompanying persons must submit the forms and documentation as described below through their protocol office:

  • Online Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, Form DS-160. Please follow this link to complete the form: DS-160 webpage. Please print and provide only the confirmation with barcode. Be sure to read all of the information carefully.
  • A diplomatic note. The diplomatic note is written confirmation by the sending government or recognized organization of the applicant’s status. It should include information regarding the names of applicants, specific position, and purpose and length of travel. Additional travel orders, etc. may be required, depending on the international organization.
  • A passport valid for travel to the United States. The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the projected date of travel.  Applicants for A-1 and A-2 visas should have a diplomatic passport.
  • One photograph (5×5 cm, white background)
  • Copy of the previous visa (If available).

Travel restrictions for travel to the United States changed on November 8. Click here for information on exceptions to the vaccination policy for foreign nationals traveling to the United States. Please note that a self-quarantine may still be required for excepted travers.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Juba cannot process non-immigrant visas (including tourist or student visas) or immigrant visas. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, processes all petition-based visas and applicants can apply for a tourist visa at any U.S. Embassy that processes B1/B2 tourist visas. Please visit the U.S. Embassy Nairobi’s website to learn more about applying for a visa.