|South Sudanese passport|
|Issued by||South Sudan|
|Eligibility||South Sudanese citizenship|
The South Sudanese passport is given to citizens of South Sudan for international travel. The Republic of South Sudan started issuing internationally recognised electronic passports in January 2012. The passports were officially launched by President Salva Kiir Mayardit on 3 January 2012 at a ceremony in the capital city of Juba. The new passport will be valid for five years.
As of 1 January 2017, South Sudanese citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 37 countries and territories, ranking the South Sudanese passport 96th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Ethiopian, Kosovan and Lebanese passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.
Following economic crises and hyperinflation, it was reported in November 2017 that the German company contracted to administer the passport programme had suspended operations after failing to receive payment of a $500,000 bill.
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