Egypt Travel Tips And Advice from the Egypt Experts!
Most tourists and visitors to Egypt can obtain an entry visa at any ports of entry. All foreigners arriving in Egypt should have a valid passport (with at least 6 months left before expiration) to get your entry visa. However, the entry visa can also be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad, or when in Egypt ( for extension or renewal) from the visa department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA) at Mogamma building located at Tahrir squire in Cairo city center.
Residence Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc.
The possession of a valid entry visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt.
Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding one month granted on either single or multiple entry bases.
Any Egyptian citizen holding a foreign passport will be granted a courtesy visa after declaring proof of Egyptian nationality (like an Egyptian passport, personal or family identification card or birth certificate), also the foreign wife to an Egyptian husband will be granted a courtesy visa after declaring a proof of the marriage.
The Egyptian visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp ) that you can buy from the visa office located in the arrival hall, at the port of entry, just before the immigration booth; you can't really miss it! The visa stamp costs $25 USD only. You just stick in an empty page on your passport. Don't worry; it's so easy! Once you have bought your visa you then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer.
Egypt Electronic Visa:
Below is a list of countries eligible for Egypt e-Visa:
the United Kingdom
1. Tourism Visa: Issued for single or multiple entries to persons whose nationalities require visas to enter Egypt. The type of visa you must have is defined by the Arab Republic of Egypt and Egyptian visa regulations and relates to the purpose of your travel.
|Visa type||Visa fees|
|Single entry visa (Tourism)||25$|
|Multiple entries visa (Tourism)||60$|
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Holders of onward tickets can transit for a maximum time of 48 hours. This is not applicable to nationals of Iran who are required to hold a transit visa. Leaving the airport is permitted for passengers with transit time between 6 and 48 hours. Passengers with a transit time of fewer than 6 hours may leave the transit area but not the airport. This is not applicable to nationals of Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Philippines who must remain in the transit area (airside) and continue on the same or first connecting aircraft.