Sudan Employer of Record & Payroll

Africa Deployments Sudan offers our clients Employer of Record (EOR) services covering all of the regions within.  We offer full-time employment or fixed terms contracts based on your requirements in Sudan for locals or expatriates.  ADS will take care of the work permit under our umbrella and will issue local work contracts to your contractors.  We will also advise our client’s on best Human Resource (HR) practices when setting up the employee’s locally in Sudan.

ADS takes care of the local tax & PAYE remittances to the Revenue Services on a monthly basis ensuring that they are fully compliant with the law.  We will also ensure that their salaries are paid on time monthly and issue them with their pay slips.

Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan, is a country in Northeast Africa. It borders 7 countries including: the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan –  and the Red Sea.

Sudan’s population sits at ±47 million and agriculture is the main provider of jobs for >80% of Sudanese people, thus making up ⅓ of Sudan’s economic sector.

The capital Khartoum was founded in 1821 as part of Egypt, and with its population of ±6.3 million, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia.

Sudan’s main exports include cotton and sesame.

Sudan is one of the richest African countries in terms of archaeological sites. The ruins of the ancient kingdom of Kush at Gebel Barkal and associated sites in the Nile valley were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003.

Some of the world’s most diverse and spectacular marine tropical habitats exist in Sudan, especially in the two main Marine National Parks – Sanganeb Atoll and Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar National Park.


45.66 million (2021)

Sudanese pound



Arabic / English

34.33 billion USD (2021)

Agriculture & Industrial


What is the main language spoken in Sudan:

Sudan is a multilingual country dominated by Sudanese Arabic.

As per the 2005 constitution of the Republic of Sudan, the official languages of Sudan are Literary Arabic and English.

Over 100 languages and dialects are spoken and recognized throughout Sudan, including Beja, Sudanese Arabic, Nubian, Ta Bedawie and Fur.

What type of employment contracts can you offer in Sudan:

Through our employer of record (EOR) solutions in Sudan, we can offer the following types of employment contracts:
  • Fixed Term
  • Indefinite term
Contracts and Offer Letters must be:
  • Be in writing
  • Be in the official local language and the local currency
  • Include salary/compensation, benefits and termination requirements
Full-time Employees:
  • Have specific working terms and conditions
  • Can be eligible for organizational perks and/or other benefits
  • Tend to be more focused [as only one employer] and familiar with the specific business – due to e.g. ongoing company training etc.
  • Probationary period is 3 months [maximum]


Any income earned in the form of cash, wages, salary, overtime, leave pay or payment in lieu of leave, commissions, gratuity, bonus, or any amount that has benefited the employee.  All income will be taxed in accordance with the law and the final payroll issued monthly.

What income is exempt from taxes in Sudan:

  • Residents are subject to tax on employment income, all business profits, real estate leases income and personal income from worldwide sources.
  • Non-residents are taxed only on Sudan-source income.
  • Employment income generally is taxable unless otherwise exempt.
  • Business profits earned by an individual from a trade or profession, leasing income and other investment income also are taxable.

Standard working hours: Number Overtime to be paid?

Working Hours in Sudan
  • Official hours of work are 48 hours per week or 8 hours per day broken by a paid period of rest of not less than half an hour per day for eating or resting.
  • Overtime shall not exceed 4 hours per day or 12 hours per week.
  • The worker shall receive his payment for overtime work as follows:
    • during the normal working days, he shall be entitled to receive the equivalent of his wage of one hour and a half for each hour of overtime;
    • during official holidays, he shall be entitled to receive the equivalent of his wage of two hours for each hour of overtime work.

Mandatory contributions?


Contribution Type Contribution Rate
Sickness & Maternity
Old Age, Disability & Survivors contributions (capped at SDG 20,000 per month)


Contribution Type Contribution Rate
Old Age, Disability & Survivors contributions
Sickness & Maternity

What is the Maternity and Paternity policy within Sudan:

Maternal leave:

  • Entitled to 8 weeks of paid maternity leave

Paternal leave:

  • There is no statutory paternity leave in Sudan

What type of leave is allowed in Sudan:

Annual leave
  • 21 days
Sick Leave
  • Entitled to 8 weeks of paid maternity leave