Your Entry Visa to Egypt
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Most tourists and visitors to Egypt can obtain its 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 expiry) 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 centre.
There are 2 types of Egypt Visa:
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 basis.
Egypt Entry Visa is valid only for travel within three months from the date of issue and is valid only for One- month stay in Egypt, beginning on the date of arrival.
If you have a reason to extend your stay, you can do that from the ministry of interior affairs in Egypt after declaring the reasons for that and their acceptance for that reasons.
Egyptian with foreign passports:
Any Egyptian citizen holding foreign passport will be granted a courtesy visa after declaring proof for Egyptian nationality like Egyptian (passport, personal or family identification card or birth certificate), also the foreign wife to Egyptian husband will be granted a courtesy visa after declaring a proof for their marriage.
How Tourists get their visa at the airport:
The Egyptian visa is simply a stamp (like a mail or postage stamp ) that you can buy from the visa office located at arrival hall at 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 any 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.
While you are buying your visa, use the opportunity to exchange your currency, to Egypitan pounds.
Visitors entering Egypt at the overland border post at Taba, to visit the Gulf of Aqaba coast and St. Catherine's, can be exempt from requiring a visa and be granted a free residence permit, valid for fourteen days, to visit the area.
Those in possession of a residence permit, in Egypt, are not required to obtain an entry visa if they leave the country and return to it within the validity of their residence permit, or within six months, whichever period is less.
Here is visa reegulation by geographical maps :
Citizens of the Western European can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt.
Citizens of Non Eurpian union. are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival:
Citizens of North Korea, South Korea, Republic of China, Japan, Singapore, Maldives, Nepal, Brunei. can get a visa upon their arrival to Egypt:
Citizens of the rest of Asian citizens are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival.
State Securtiy appoval:
Citizens of the following countries need a prior approval from the Egyptian State Security Authorities in addition to holding a visa:
Iran - Iraq - Kazakhstan - Syria - Kosovo - Lebanon - Sri Lanka
Australia and New Zealand:
United states and Canadian citizens can get Egypt entry visa upon their arrival to Egypt at any port of entry.
South American citizens can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt at any port of entry.
All African Citizens are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival.
Citizens exempted from getting a visa to Egypt:
Citizens of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Yemen, Geboti, Syria, Oman, Qatar, and Libya.
Citizens required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt:
Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Somalia, Sudan, Mauritania are and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival.
anEgyptian Embassies and Consulates around the World
1 Darwin Avenue
Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2600
Tel: (62) 273-4437/8
Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt - Melbourne
Level 6, 50 Market Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Ph: (+613) 9614 1888/0710
Fax: (+613) 9614 6899
Egyptian Consulate -- Sydney
335 New South Head Road
Double Bay, Sydney NSW 2028
Tel: (2) 362-3482/8, 327-5538
Embassy of the Arab Republic of
454 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario KIN 6R3
Tel: (613) 234-4931 / 35/58
1 Place VilleMarie Bureau 2617
Montreal,Canada H3B 4S
Konprinzen Str 2
Bad Godesberg, Bonn
Tel: (228) 364000/8/9
Egyptian Embassy -- Berlin Branch
Berliner Str 22
Pankow, Berlin 3
Tel: (30) 482-5095
Egyptian Consulate -- Frankfurt
Eysseneck Str 52
6000 Frankfurt/Main I
Tel: (69) 590557/8
Consulate General Of
The Arab Republic Of Egypt
2 Lowndes St.,
London SW1X 9ET
Entry Visa Application Form
Tel: 020 7235 9777
24 Hour information service
09065 508 933
Obtaining application form by fax
09065 540 833
Obtaining application form by post
09065 266 650
3 Vassilissis Safies Street
Tel: (1) 361-8612/3
Tel. (612) 62734437- 62734438
P.O. Box 1 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla Act 2600
City - New Delhi
Tel. (9111) 6114096- 6114097
Fax (9111) 6885355
Telex 31 72245 EGND IN
55000 Kuala Lumpur
NOTE:This mission also serves as a non-resident mission to Brunai.
City - Seoul
Tel. (822)7490787-7490788 - 7490789
Fax (822) 7952588