Egypt visa application and requirements

Egypt Visa

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Egypt Visa Types

You can apply for an e-visa to Egypt via VisaHQ, and the Egyptian authorities will process it and deliver it directly to your email address. You can apply for a tourist e-visa, business e visa, and transit e-visa using our platform. Below, we review the features of each visa and its requirements.

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Egypt Tourist e Visa

The tourist e-visa of Egypt is issued to tourists from eligible countries. You can use this online visa to tour the country, visit family and friends, or even spend your vacation in any part of the country. There are two types of tourist e-visas for visitors based on the duration, and they are as follows.

Single Entry e Visa: The single entry e visa allows the holder to visit Egypt only once for a period of 30 days, not later than 90 days after it is issued. Once you leave Egypt, you cannot use the same e-visa again.

Multiple Entry e Visa: The second type is the multiple entry e visa for tourists, which allows you to enter Egypt several times within 90 days after it is issued. This e-visa is useful for frequent visitors who plan to enter and exit the country at short intervals.

While the single entry visa lasts only three months, this one has a validity of 3 months to 1 year. If you plan to visit Egypt multiple times within a calendar year, you should apply for a one-year visa.

Port of Entry

Holders of e-visas can enter Egypt through any of these routes.

Airport: Cairo International Airport, St Catherine International Airport, Hurghada International Airport, Borg El Arab International Airport, Luxor International Airport, Sharm El Sheikh International Airport.

Land Border Crossings: Israel – Egypt Taba Crossing

Ferry: Gulf of Aqaba

Egypt authorities issue all e-visas with Tourism type only. However, you are allowed to enter Egypt for business visits if you have Supporting letter for business visits (letter from company or invitation letter).

Nationals of United States of America travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for a maximum of 15 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they must obtain a Visa.

Egypt authorities issue all e-visas with Tourism type only. However, you are allowed to enter Egypt for business visits if you have Supporting letter for business visits (letter from company or invitation letter).

Nationals of United States of America travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts only, for a maximum of 15 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they must obtain a Visa.

Fill out Egypt Tourist E-visa application form online

and provide digital copies of the following documents:
  • Visa application form. Upon order completion, please download, print and sign Egypt visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size color photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm) Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old,scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.

  • Bank statement. Original Personal Bank statement for the last 6 months with minimum balance of Rs.80,000 along with seal, sign & signatory’s name. Note: Original Bank statement for the last 3 months has to be submitted if applying from Mumbai.

  • Salary statement. Salary slips for the last 3 months.

  • Cover Letter. Covering Letter from the applicant on the company’s letter head stating applicant’s name, designation, passport number,purpose and duration of visit.The letter should be addressed to: Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mumbai.

  • Letter of Invitation. Invitation Letter from Egypt host / inviting Company on its letter head should be faxed directly to the embassy and copy to us. The letter should be addressed to: Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mumbai.

  • Visa application form. Upon order completion, please download, print and sign Egypt visa application, prepared by our system under your account.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Two recent passport size color photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm) Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old,scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.

  • Cover Letter. Covering Letter from applicant on business letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number,purpose and duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to: Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mumbai. Please Note : Covering Letter on Letterhead if applicant is Self Employed or on plain paper if Employed.

  • Bank statement. Original latest bank statement for the last six months with a bank seal. If holding a passbook, please provide the original statement. The bank balance should be at least INR 80,000.

  • Employment letter. Copy of a letter from your employer on business letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. For students, please submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

  • Hotel Reservation. Hotel Confirmation on Hotel/Tour Operators letter head specifying the hotel address, contact details, applicant's name and check in - check out dates along with the timings.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information pages of your valid, signed passport.

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A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Invitation letter for family visits
    Hotel bookings/details about places to visit.
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Invitation letter for family visits
    Hotel bookings/details about places to visit.
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business
  • Visas to Egypt country are electronic. No documents need to be mailed to VisaHQ for processing.You will receive your electronic visa via e-mail.
    Passport valid for at least eight months
    e-Visa printout
    Travel itinerary
    Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business

Egypt Tourist E-visa fees for citizens of India

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeGSTIN (18%)Total cost
30 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 90 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:2253.36 INR
Service fee:4924.01 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.32 INR
Total cost:8063.69 INR
8063.69 INR
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
12-15 business days
Embassy fee:5800.00 INR
Service fee:5999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1079.82 INR
Total cost:12878.82 INR
12878.82 INR
Single entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
12-15 business days
Embassy fee:5800.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:17598.82 INR
17598.82 INR
Double Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
12-15 business days
Embassy fee:5800.00 INR
Service fee:5999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1079.82 INR
Total cost:12878.82 INR
12878.82 INR
30 days Multiple Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
7 business days
Embassy fee:5174.39 INR
Service fee:4924.01 INR
GSTIN (18%):886.32 INR
Total cost:10984.72 INR
10984.72 INR
Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 30 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
12-15 business days
Embassy fee:8100.00 INR
Service fee:9999.00 INR
GSTIN (18%):1799.82 INR
Total cost:19898.82 INR
19898.82 INR
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Visa Policy of Egypt

The visa policy of Egypt consists of a set of rules that clearly explains the entry requirements for foreign nationals. All visitors coming to Egypt must first obtain a visa unless they are from visa-exempt countries. Visa-exempt visitors are eligible for a visa on arrival once they arrive at any of Egypt's international airports. The law also mandates all visitors to have their national passports with at least 6 months' validity; otherwise, they will not be allowed into the country (unless in the case of stateless persons).

Currently, only citizens from the following 10 countries are allowed to visit Egypt without a visa. People from these countries except for Malaysia can visit for up to 3 months visa-free. Malaysian citizens can visit Egypt for up to 14 days visa-free.

There is a special group of visitors of certain age groups and gender, that enjoy conditional free access into Egypt and these nationals are selected countries so check the list to see if your country is eligible.

Special Visa Exemptions

Special visa exemptions by entry for the following nationals. More countries may be added in the future

  • Israel – Israeli citizens do not require a visa to travel to Sinai Peninsula resorts for up to14 days as they are granted free entry permission upon arrival, if they enter Sinai Peninsula through Taba Border Crossing
  • Lebanon – If they travel to Alexandria and the South Sinai and arrive at Borg El Arab Airport, Sharm El Sheikh Airport, or Hurghada Airport on a chartered flight.
  • Palestine – Male travelers can travel through the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing under special conditions.
  • Yemen – If the traveler visits Egypt for medical reasons, as long as they provide supporting documents to show that they traveled directly from Yemen.

Egypt's visa policy also allows tourist groups of five persons to enter visa-free if they are citizens of Azerbaijan, Belize, Barbados, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, India, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Moldova, Honduras, Russia, Nicaragua, Turkey and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ad long as they have a hotel reservation, a signed letter of guarantee from the travel agency bringing them and a return flight ticket.

The Egyptian authorities also launched an e-visa program in December 2017, which allows tourists from selected countries to enter Egypt. These nationals may obtain a valid e-visa online or get a visa on arrival at the ports of entry.

Visa On Arrival Eligible Countries

Egypt offers visa on arrival to visitors from specific countries who arrive without visas but wish to stay in the country for a short period. Once they arrive at the airport, they are issued visa on arrival application forms to fill out. Once these forms are filled and returned, the immigration officers on duty will attach visa stickers to their passports and they will be allowed into the country.

People who wish to study or work in Egypt do not qualify for a visa on arrival but should get a Consular visa from the embassy instead.

E Visa Eligible Countries

The e visa is an online visa issued for the purpose of tourism or business and allows the holder to stay for up to 30 days. The application is completed and submitted online and takes about 24-72 hours to process. Applications should also come with soft copies of required travel documents attached to them. There is also a visa fee payable with a credit or debit card without which the applicant cannot submit the application form.

E Visa Eligibility

Here are the eligibility criteria for this electronic visa for Egypt

  • The applicant must be from an eligible country
  • They must hold a valid visa
  • They must have no intention of staying in Egypt much longer than the e visa allows

Egypt e Visa Key Details

Applicants eligible for an online visa for Egypt should bear the following in mind as they apply for it and during their time in the North African country.

Approved Routes: As a visitor coming to Egypt with an e visa you should only enter the country through the approved ports of entry listed in this article. Visitors should only enter through any of the listed international airports, border Crossings and ferry terminals off the Gulf of Aqaba. If they use a different route they may not be allowed into the country.

For Short Term Visits: It is important to reiterate that e visas are only for short term visits to the land of the Pharaohs not for study, work or residency. In fact, e visa holders are not even allowed to engage in any type of paid work during their time in the country. Regardless of whether your visa is a single or multiple entry visa, never stay more than the allotted duration.

Same Passport: Always travel with the passport you applied for the e visa with. E visas are electronically linked to such passports and their numbers are used to generate the e visa code biometrically. If you passport will not meet the requirements, get a new one before applying for the e visa.

You should also make sure that the bank card you use for the application fee payment is valid and contains sufficient funds to cover the application fee and the transaction charges.

Egypt Visa Online – Get your Egypt e-Visa with VisaHQ

Did you know that you can get an Egyptian e-visa online from the comfort of your home without having the need to go to the Egyptian embassy in your country to submit the physical application form? VisaHQ makes it possible to apply for e-visas from any part of the world as long as you have a smartphone and access to the internet.

How To obtain a visa with VisaHQ?

The application process is relatively straightforward and can be completed in a few minutes. Here are the steps to take.

Fill out the form: Go to VisaHQ's e-visa application page, select the e-visa you want, and fill out the form correctly. Please avoid mistakes and crosscheck for errors before proceeding.

Attach Documents: Attach the documents required. No need to submit hard copies, only soft copies. Valid documents only

Get Your Visa: After uploading the documents, pay the application fee and submit.

Within 72 hours, the e-visa will be mailed to your verified email address, and you can print it out and travel with it.

Why Use VisaHQ?

Here are some compelling reasons why you should make VisaHQ your number platform for your e-visa applications

  • Safe and secure website
  • Fast and easy application process
  • Apply for two or more e-visas at the same time
  • Save your documents for reuse at your convenience
  • Track your e-visa application
  • We provide technical support around the clock

So what are you waiting for? Visit our official e-visa application page and complete your application with your PC or smartphone. Ensure your information and documents are valid so your request for the e-visa will be accepted.

Egypt COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    Passengers from all countries can enter Egypt. Passengers no longer need to show proof of full vaccination no longer required to take a COVID-19 test to fly to Egypt.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and in public transport.

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