I am a foreigner in South Sudan seeking refuge / asylum (‘Asylum Seeker’)

South Sudan grants asylum to people when they arrive on its territory fleeing from war and persecution. If you have left your home country because of war, conflicts or a credible threat to your life and liberty and are unwilling or unable to go back as you fear for your own life, you can seek asylum in South Sudan.

Due to the internal situation of some countries, South Sudan recognizes directly as refugees those people who are coming from the following countries:

  • Sudan
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Central African Republic

Granting the so-called prima facie refugee recognition is mentioned in the 2012 Refugee Act.

If you are from one of these countries and have already registered, please go directly to the information page for refugees.

NOTE on registration during COVID-19
Due to the COVID-19 situation, biometrics registration has been put on hold. Currently, only newborn children of refugees who are already registered, are being registered. As the Reception Centre in Juba is still closed all newly arrived asylum-seekers and refugees are advised to contact the Protection Helplines for advice on how to get registered.

See also

➡️ I am a registered refugee in South Sudan ➡️ I am South Sudanese and displaced within the country (‘internally displaced’) ➡️ I am a South Sudanese refugee who left the country due to conflict and returned back to South Sudan ➡️ I am living in South Sudan but I do not have documents to prove my citizenship (‘stateless or at risk of statelessness’) << Return to 'Who are you?' << Return to South Sudan Help homepage