Sudan Embassy London - v. strange
I have just returned from a very frustrating visit to the Sudanese Embassy in London.
I was originally planning to head through the Sudan in November and so, accordingly applied for my visa in August.
After postponing the trip until April this year, I notified the embassy and collected my passport back from them.
I went in today to reapply, only to be told that they still hadn't received an answer back from Khartoum for my original application (I never cancelled the application) and that I could not re-apply.
"No problem", I thought and asked them if they were prepared to contact Khartoum to chase up my original application and at the same time change the entry dates. After all, the original dates have by now expired.
"No can do", was the answer.
SO do I :
a) call the embassy next week in the hope of speaking to a different official who may be more helpful.
b)Cancel my application and apply from Cairo.
I don't really want to do the latter as, being so close to summer, I'm not keen to risk spending a month in Egypt waiting for a visa and then having to drive through Sudan in mid-summer.
Can anyone who has had dealings with the Sudanese Embassy please give me any advice on how to tackle this issue?