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Visa policy for Egypt

Foreigners are granted a visa to the Arab Republic of Egypt at Egyptian consulates abroad. It is single-entry visa, unless it states that it is a multiple-entry visa within at most six months of date of issue.

Prerequisites

  • Complete filled-in the visa form.
  • Paying the scheduled fees.
  • Citizens of some countries must have previous permits before being granted the required visa.
  • Permission procedures take 15 days. Once the permission issued, the visa procedures begin, thus the visa applicant must contact the consulate to know the latest updates.

Required Documents

To issue a visa for all the nationalities, the following documents are required:

  • A passport valid for at least six months.
  • Two personal photos with a white background.
  • Complete filled in visa application
  • A photocopy of the residence card in the foreign country

Visa on arrival

According to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom, citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry:

All European Union citizens

North Macedonia
Norway
Russia
Serbia
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Georgia
  • Japan
Australia
Canada
Georgia
Japan
2nd  SPI Award 2000 $
Ukraine
United States
South Korea
New Zealand
1st  SPI Award 2500 $

Authorized visa required

According to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom visitors holding passports of the following countries must apply for a visa in person and a visa approval must be sought for them from the competent Authorities in Egypt and takes several weeks to process — Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia.

State Security approval

Citizens of the following countries need a prior approval from the Egyptian State Security Authorities in addition to holding a visa:   Iran - Iraq -  Kazakhstan -  Kosovo -  Lebanon -  Mauritania -  Somalia -  Sri Lanka -  Syria -  Yemen. This also applies to maids who are nationals of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, and to citizens of Belize of Lebanese origin, of Bosnia and Herzegovina of Egyptian origin, of Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia if they require a visa, of China if their visa was issued outside China, of Sudan if they are residing outside Sudan, female citizens of Moldova aged between 15 and 35, male citizens of Palestine (and those holding a Jordanian passport with a stamp from the Jordanian Registration Office) Libya who require a visa.

Citizens of the following 9 countries and territories may visit Egypt without a visa for 3 months (unless otherwise noted):

Bahrain
Hong Kong
Lebanon (if arriving on a charter flight)
Kuwait
Macao
Oman
Malaysia (14 days)
2nd  SPI Award 2000 $
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Oman
1st  SPI Award 2500 $

The visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of the following countries under certain conditions:

  • Afghanistan – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below.
  • Algeria – provided being aged 14 years and below
  • China – provided holding a return/onward ticket, a hotel reservation confirmation in a 4 or 5 star rating hotel and an equivalent of USD 2000.
  • Libya – provided being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Jordan – if holding a normal 5-year passport, provided passport does not contain a stamp from the Jordanian Registration Office on the reverse side cover of the passport .
  • Lebanon – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below (for all Egypt), visa not required for Alexandria and South Sinai (for all ages)
  • Morocco – provided being aged 14 years and below.
  • Sudan – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female national
  • South Sudan – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female national.
  • Tunisia – provided being aged 14 years and below.
  • Yemen – provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or traveling for medical reasons.

Below is a list of the countries eligible for the Egyptian e-Visa:

Albania
Croatia
France
Italy
Japan
Portugal
Russia
United Kingdom
Australia
Cyprus
Germany
Korea
Latvia
Romania
Serbia
U​nited States
Austria
Czech Republic
Greece
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Slovakia
Switzerland
Ukraine
Belgium
Denmark
Hungary
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Slovenia
The Vatican
Bulgaria
Estonia
Iceland
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Spain
Canada
Finland
Ireland
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Sweden

The above information should always be verified with the Egyptian diplomatic or consular representation in your country. The legislation may change at any given time.

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