This section is intended for reference only. We strongly recommend that you contact the embassy directly for the most up-to-date information that pertains to your specific situation.
You must have a valid passport to travel abroad. A passport is an official government document that certifies one's identity and citizenship. The process and cost associated with getting a passport can be high, so start the process at least six months before you plan to leave. Your passport must be valid 6 months beyond your intended stay. Minors are allowed to travel on their parent's passports up until aged 15 years.
A visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials on a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country. Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates.
A visa is required for all foreign nationals except:
Nationals from the UK, EU and USA traveling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Newiba or Taba resorts for up to 14 days
Foreigners in transit to a third country within 24 hours that are remaining in the airport, provided holding confirmed tickets.
Foreigners arriving in Egypt on board of ships are granted a permission to visit the port of arrival for 24 hours and catch their ship at the same port. They can also be granted a permission to enter the country for a visit not exceeding a period of 3 days before catching their ship at the port of arrival or at any other port.
Air passengers traveling in Egyptian airports are allowed entry for a quick trip not exceeding the period of 24 hours.
Residents of the above countries may apply for a visa through their nearest Egyptian Consulate or Embassy. 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.
Required for a 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. Most travelers obtain their visa upon entry to Egypt. Visa applications are normally passed out by airlines prior to landing at an Egyptian airport.
The visa costs $15.
A tourist visa is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.
The visa costs $15.
Foreigners in transit to a third country within 24 hours are eligible for a transit visa. This is providing that they remain in the airport and hold confirmed tickets.
A Student Visa is for people who intend to study in Egypt. Egyptian consulates do not issue student visas, so applications must be made after entering Egypt with a tourist or entry visa.
Within 30 days of arriving in Cairo, you must complete the application process to obtain a student residence visa. Non-Egyptian full-time students are entitled to University certification to obtain a student residence visa. Full time status for Undergraduate, Non-degree Undergraduate is 12 credit hours. If your parents are permanent residents of Egypt, you are not required to obtain a student residence visa provided that you are still a dependent of your parent.
Student visas are usually issued for one semester with the possibility of extension. You should apply for renewal of your student visa two weeks before it expires. Visas cost from $15-91 US, depending on nationality. Visa fees are per passport, not per person
A Business Visa is for people working in Egypt. Business visas must be applied for prior to traveling to Egypt. In addition to basic required visa documents, applicants must submit an official letter from their company. A multiple-entry business visa entitles visa holders to a maximum of 90 days stay in Egypt and 6 month visa validity. Thus, whilst being in Egypt, you will be able to approach the local authorities under jurisdiction of the Labour Ministry, together with representatives of your employer and apply for your work permit.
Foreigners should register at the nearest neighborhood police station within the first seven days of arrival. If you are American, Canadian, or a EU citizen you do not need to register upon arrival to Egypt.
Non-nationals are entitled to obtain temporary 3-year residence (renewable) in Egypt if they belong to any of the following categories
Non-nationals are entitled to obtain temporary 5-year residence (renewable) in Egypt if they belong to any of the following categories.
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