Egypt, a country full of charm where mysterious pyramids and ancient mummies attract millions of travellers and tourists towards its beauty each year. The place is well known as “Misr”, its civilisation, culture, wealth, secrets and hidden treasure are the most prehistoric and enigmatic things which an explorer will definitely want to watch and understand. Egypt is not just confined to pyramids, The Nile River, tombs and temples are also a great attraction point. In Egypt, each year usually 14 million tourist visit there. Misr’s charm does not fade with the civil and political demonstration as people still choose this place for an enjoyable vacation.
All the travellers who are going to enjoy vacations in Egypt must need a visa as well as a passport. The nationality of a traveller decides the Egypt travel visa process. You need to follow some simple steps to get Egypt travel visa which are as follows:
1. Apply for the passport
To apply for a passport, you have to go at the governmental office or local post office. Submit documents like identification proofs, birth certificate and application forms. You should apply a few months ago before a vacation.
2. Apply for Egypt travel visa at Egypt Airport
You can apply for a traveller visa upon entry through Egyptian Airport if you are a citizen of countries like Canada, Serbia, Australia, Croatia, Norway, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Macedonia, Ukraine or any country who is a member of European Union.
On reaching Egyptian Airport, you need to apply for Egypt travel visa along with your personal information, passport information and all the details about your travel schedule. You have to pay some amount and your visa will be valid for 30 days to travel in Egypt.
3. Apply for Tourist Visa
If your country is not a member of European Union then, you need to apply for traveller visa from an Egyptian Consulate. Apply for the same in advance if you don’t want hurdles in smooth travelling.
You can apply for Egypt travel visa from the consulate either by mail or by meeting face to face. You should offer him 7 to 8 days for visa processing. You need to submit 2 passport photos, passport and Xerox copy of airplane ticket which is assumed to be a proof of your arrival in the country within a month. If you submit them all, then you will get your visa done along with your photo which is valid for next 6 months. It might be possible that some other documents are also needed, submit them if they asked for them.
4. Clearance procedure
This procedure will take about 6 weeks that must be completed before the visa processed. You need to submit 2 copies of travel documents, 2 passport photos, 2 copies of visa application and 2 copies of passport.
Clearance is required for some countries only like Iran, Morocco, Eritrea, Chad, Sierra, Iraq and some others too.
I hope this will help you in smooth travelling in Egypt.