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Remote’s guide to employing in

Sudan
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Whether you want to hire one person or a whole team, Remote's guide to hiring employees and contractors in Sudan can help you get started. Note that Remote's employer of record services are not yet live in Sudan.

  • Capital City

    Khartoum

  • Currency

    Sudanese pound (ج.س., SDG)

  • Languages

    Arabic & English

  • Population size

    45,709,353

Services available in this country:
Not available

Facts & Stats

Sudan Map Illustration
  • Capital City

    Khartoum

  • Currency

    Sudanese pound (ج.س., SDG)

  • Languages

    Arabic & English

  • Population size

    45,709,353

  • Ease of doing business

    Below average

  • Cost of living index

    N/A

  • Payroll frequency

    N/A

  • VAT - standard rate

    17%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    0.5% (2021)

Sudan is a country in Northeast Africa that shares borders with CAR, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Libya. The country has an ancient history dating back to the time of the Pharaohs and more recently, the Ottoman empire.

Sudan has a chequered history of corruption, long-running civil wars, genocide, poverty, famine, and disease. The Sudanese government has also been accused of sponsoring terrorism and crippling economic sanctions have been levied on the country from 2004 to 2020.

All of these have disadvantaged the African nation & Sudan is easily one of the world’s poorest nations.

On the bright side, Sudan may finally have things looking up for its economy: the country has forced a long-standing dictator out of office & since economic sanctions were called off in 2020, Sudan has begun to slowly get reintegrated into the world’s economic and financial networks.

Sudan has witnessed growth in the petroleum, mining, and agricultural sectors, which contribute over $4 billion annually to the nation’s economy.

Grow your team in Sudan with Remote

Note that we are busy building our own entity in Sudan to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.

To employ in Sudan, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Sudan can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

If you’re looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

Sudan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Sudan may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

Employing in Sudan

Workers’ rights in Sudan are spelled out in several laws, such as:

  • The Sudan Constitutional Charter for the 2019 Transitional Period

  • The 1997 Labour Code of the Republic of Sudan

  • The Sudanian Civil Code of May 24, 1971

— all of which guarantee equal pay for equal work, safe working environements, regular vacations and protections against discrimination based on age, gender, disability, and race although the government is still a long way from enforcing many of these provisions.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off.

Minimum Wage

Sudan’s minimum wage is fixed at SDG 425 ($0.93) per month. Of course, Sudanese remote workers will negotiate significantly higher than that on a case-by-case basis and you should always aim to pay competitive rates to attract the best talent across the world.

Competitive benefits package in Sudan

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We are still busy building our own entity in Sudan, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Dental Insurance

  • Health Insurance

Taxes in Sudan

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Sudan.

  • 17%

    Old Age, Disability & Survivors contributions

  • 6%

    Sickness & Maternity

Types of leave

Sudanese employees are entitled to 20 - 30 days of paid annual holiday, depending on their tenure.

Employment termination

Termination process

Workers can be terminated with notice for incapacity, insolvency, a mutual agreement, or the death of the employee. Employees can equally be dismissed without notice for serious misconduct such as fraud, dishonesty, disclosing trade secrets, assault, or inebriation.

Notice period

Unless they’re terminated for severe misconduct, workers are entitled to varying notice periods depending on the terms of their employment:

  1. One month for workers who’re paid monthly

  2. Two weeks for workers who’re paid half-monthly — provided they've been employed for less than five consecutive years

  3. One week for workers who’re paid half-monthly who have been employed for up to two years but less than five years

  4. Anywhere from one day to two weeks for daily-paid workers, depending on their tenure

  5. One month for workers who’re paid daily, weekly, or half-monthly that have been employed for more than five consecutive years

Severance pay

Under Sudanese law, workers who have been employed for three years, but less than years are entitled to a month’ wages for each year of service.

If the employee has been employed for more than 10 years, the severance pay increases to 1.5 month’s pay per year, or 1.75 month’s pay if the worker has served for up to 15 years.

Severance payments are capped at 36 months basic pay.

Probation periods

Sudanese law limits probations to three months in addition to any training period required.