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Legal Assistance

Updated July 2015

When in Sudan, please note that U.S. citizens are subject to Sudanese jurisdiction and to applicable Sudanese laws and regulations.  Travelers to Sudan are actively encouraged to familiarize themselves with applicable laws, regulations, customs and norms.  The Sudanese legal system is different from the legal system in the United States and may be unfamiliar to U.S. citizens in Sudan. 

View information on legal assistance in the United States

Assistance in Cases of Arrest of an American Citizen:

The U.S. Embassy cannot get you released from jail; Sudan is a sovereign country and all persons in Sudan are subject to Sudanese laws.  However, the ACS section can work to protect your legitimate interests and to ensure that you are not discriminated against.  We can provide a list of local attorneys, visit you, and contact your family and friends on your behalf.  Visitation rights by the Embassy to U.S. citizens are subject to local laws and notification procedures.  It usually takes at least one week before the Embassy receives permission to visit detained U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Embassy is committed to providing the full range of American Citizen Services to all U.S. citizens present in Sudan.  U.S. citizens who are dual nationals, however, should realize that holding Sudanese nationality may complicate legal matters. 

The following list of local Attorneys has been prepared for the convenience of U.S. citizens seeking local legal counsel. The U.S. Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or reputation of the persons whose names appear on the list. 

1. El-Karib & Medani Advocates

Mr. Yahya Hassan Abdel Raheem
Managing Partner
Land Line: +249 183 779998
Land Line: +249 183 781991
Fax: +249 183 779948
For Urgent Issues only: +249 9 123 99137
Email: yahya@karibandmedani.com

Legal Services: Corporate issues, civil & commercial disputes, contracts, formation of companies & business names, registration of intellectual property rights, criminal defense and family issues.

2. Omer Abdelati Firm

Mr. Omer Abdelati Omer
Advocate & Commissioner for Oaths
Address: Khartoum 2, St. # 39, Bldg. #37 Talia house
P.O. Box 2298
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 183 468706/468713
Fax: +249 183 464080
Cell phone: +249 912300313
Email: info@omerabdelati.com
-omer@omerabdelati.com
Website: www.omerabdelati.com

Legal Services: Corporate issues, civil & commercial disputes, contracts, formation of companies & business names, registration of intellectual property rights, criminal defense and family issues.

3. Mr. Mahmoud ElSheikh Omer

Advocate & Commissioner for Oaths
Address: West Jamhoria Street, Ali Abdellatif intersection
Block #3, Bldg # 9G
P.O. Box 1569
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 183 772270/778695/781097
Fax: +249 183 777362
Email: info@mahmoudelsheikh.info
Website: www.mahmoudelsheikh.info
Legal Services: Corporate issues, civil & commercial disputes, contracts, formation of companies & business names, registration of intellectual property rights, criminal defense and family issues.

4. Hamo Legal Office

Dr. Ahmed Ali Hamo
Al Takamul Bldg.
P.O. Box 6285
Khartoum, Sudan
Fax: +249 183 465965
Cell: +249 91 221 6971
E-Mail: garciahamo@hotmail.com

Legal Services: Certified translator, court reporter, stenographer  or notary. Takes cases outside the city.

5. Ms. Shadia Mirghani

Advocate and Commissioner of Oaths
Jamhuriya St. east of Farooq Mosque
Kisha Abdelsalam Bldg.
Office Phone: +249 183 775561
Cell: +249 912343547
Email: mirghanishadia@yahoo.com

Legal Services: Corporate issues, civil & commercial disputes, contracts, formation of companies & business names, registration of intellectual property rights, criminal defense and family issues.

6. Dr. Ahmed M. Elhillali

Khartoum Office:
Law office
582/3 Mulazmeen, Omdurman, Sudan
Tel: +249 912212726.
USA Office:
Dr. Ahmed M. Elhillali
Law office
1629 K. St., NW Suite # 300
Washington DC.20006
United States of America
Email: A_hillali@yahoo.com
Website: "ElhillaliLawOffice.Com"
Tel: 202 508 3686
703 839 5521 (Mobile)

7. Intercontinental Law Firm

Mr. Tarig M Eliebid
Advocate & Arbitrator
Commissioner of Oaths
The Intercontinental Law Firm
Riyadh-(60) St., Block. No. 11
2nd floor, flat no. 2
P.O. Box 13261
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 912386014

Legal Services: Corporate issues, civil & commercial disputes, contracts, formation of companies & business names, registration of intellectual property rights, criminal defense and family issues. Arbitration and notary services.

8. Advocates without Frontiers

Dr. Mohamed Elzain Mohamed
Advocate & Arbitrator
Addres: Abu Sin St.
Alhadeed Wal Sulb Bldg.,
Khartoum, Sudan
Fax: +249 153995422
Cell: +249 91 2308289
E-Mail: awf_advocates@yahoo.co.uk

Legal Services: Corporate issues, civil & commercial disputes, contracts, formation of companies & business names, registration of intellectual property rights, criminal defense and family issues. Arbitration, notary services and children’s rights cases. 

Fingerprinting Services:

To inquire about or schedule an appointment for finger-printing send an email to ACSKhartoum@state.gov