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South Sudan hikes passport and national ID fees


March 3, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese minister for finance has officially announced a hike in fees for the country’s national identification cards, passport, visas and other personal documents.

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A South Sudanese passport (VOA/Karim Zeitvogel)

The undersecretary in the finance ministry, Agak Achuil Lual, said the fees are in accordance with the 2016/2017 financial year budget.

“This is a rates under the taxation amendment Act 2016/2017 directs all government institutions in charge of non-oil revenue collection to readjust their fees,” said Lual.

“In compliance, on Wednesday this week, the Directorate of Nationality and Passports launched the new fees for a regular passport, with changes from 315 to 4,410 South Sudanese Pounds,” he added.

Also, a nationality certificate, which initially costs SSP 45, is now 4,000.

According to the office of the undersecretary, the finance ministry has asked all the state directorates for passport and immigration to implement the order from Wednesday, 1 March, 2017.

On Wednesday, Wau state deputy director for passport, nationality and immigration Col. Abdarahman Manyang officially dismissed ongoing allegations that the directorate of the nationality, passport and immigration has increased charges for national documents.

Manyang explained that their department in Wau did not receive any official circular from the national headquarters on the matter.

“The issue of increasing fees of passport or nationality certificates. Up to this movement for me is a ramous, no any official circular that has reach our office in regard to the increment to the fees,” he said.

“Until this movement, there is no official circular from our headquarters in regard to the increment. So we are hearing ramous like you. People are paying 45 pounds for nationality certificate, they are paying 315 pounds for passport, until the movement we are talking, no any increment until this movement,” he added.

The have been similar increments on work permits for foreigners in the country.


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  • 5 March 2017 14:53, by koang mi kei

    hahahahahahahahaha thief never ever feel certify they own everything and loot the country wealth yet they don,t want to behave like human being shame on you

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    • 6 March 2017 00:50, by junubi

      yes i gree with that increas because there are group who want to run away from the country.

      in this case i want to correct sudan tribune,the ID card is not from 45 ssp to 4000 ssp its actually from 45 ssp to 730 ssp.

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      • 6 March 2017 02:27, by Kuch

        The visa fees must go up higher than even the current South Sudanese visa fees. But follow the instructions idiots. To keep the criminals out of our country. We must keep our country save from being overwhelmed by the evils from the evil white Americans, the British, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus and some of their criminals in between>>>

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        • 6 March 2017 02:52, by Kuch

          and their so-called NGOs workers from India, Pakistani, Bangladesh, Nepal and even our own Nigeria criminals. Riek Machar is long dead in Juba July last year. But our enemies love affair with our country and our people has gone too far.

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        • 6 March 2017 02:53, by Kuch

          and their so-called NGOs workers from India, Pakistani, Bangladesh, Nepal and even our own Nigeria criminals. Riek Machar is long dead in Juba July last year. But our enemies love affair with our country and our people has gone too far.

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    • 6 March 2017 06:20, by Midit Mitot

      Aheeeeee, these idiots are driving this country to where really, from 315 SSP to 40,000 SSP and above, and from 45 SSP to 4000, what a country is this?

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      • 6 March 2017 06:59, by Midit Mitot

        Government of fool, civil servant are receiving 600 SSP and 900 SSP as their monthly salary, while the passport is announced today to be more 4000 SSP, some elements within government are working hard to destroyed Kiir government but he does not know.

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  • 6 March 2017 06:58, by Kat Cok

    The passport fees in Embassy of South Sudan in Cairo is 100 USD. How much will be after increment of fees in Juba?
    Second to that , if the fees of official documents are accordance to 2016/2017 budget. How many will issue the document so that it will increase the budget.

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  • 6 March 2017 07:40, by Acra Genesis

    whatever the does to overcome the current economic crises shall all be a failure.because it is not all about money but lack of trust and political power strugggle then followed by corruption.increasing the ID and visa is not a solution,the point focus on how to bring peace to the country.people let us talk the truth,His Excellence Salva Kiir has in His mind to step down for His people.

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  • 6 March 2017 07:43, by Acra Genesis

    This is because He feels the pain his people are undergoing ata the moment,But the problem now comes there are wrong advisors who are leading Salva astray

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  • 6 March 2017 10:32, by Freedom Advocate

    Hehe, you guys must be joking.
    Your civil servants are earning 300SSP and 900SSp yet you’re claiming to increase the ID, Passport and Visa fees to that extend?
    Where are you guys want this country to go?
    Bunch of thieves,looters and gluttons.
    May God pour His mercy upon His holy people and pour a sulfuric acid on these wicked fools!

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  • 6 March 2017 13:21, by Thiep Mawien Thiep

    What abig shame with abig burden loaded upon the inocent citizens of the republic of south sudan. Shame on the Ministry of Finance with its directorate. Mr. Agak is a thief, how can you make this descision in a country were people are living in last than $1? All the privilleges are taken away. Shame on you.

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