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Egypt Red Tape and Visas

Red Tape & Visas

Passports and visas

Usually the visitors or travellers to Egypt must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months beyond the proposed date of entry to the country. However almost all Europeans, plus all New Zealanders and North Americans and Australians, must also obtain tourist visas. Visa costs vary according to nationality with visas to U.S. and GCC citizens the least expensive. Several consulates issue visas within the same day and some take several days to complete formalities. Visitors visas are for stays of one month in duration. Multiple entry visas allow for only three visits to Egypt within this period.

Passport precautions

It is very recommendable, Once in Egypt , you should always carry your passport with you: you'll need it to register at hotels, change money, collect mail, and possibly to show at police checkpoints.

Who requires a Visa?

Either a tourist or a student visa may be required, depending on length of study and nationality. Usually, tourist visas for Egypt can often be obtained upon arrival in Egypt, for citizens of most countries (It's highly recommended to confirm visa particulars with the appropriate consulate). However, several citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Palestine, The Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand, Ukraine and all African countries.

The cost of a visa is aprox. US$15-$91, depending on nationality and also is valid for Tourist visas: 30-180 days, Student visas: Varies

The required documents are:
Passport (passport must have at least 6 months validity remaining)
1 recent passport-type photograph (2in. X 2in.)
Completed application form
Copy of airline tickets or itinerary

Please contact the nearest Egyptian Consulate for further information on what documentation may be required for you to enter Egypt.

Egyptian embassies and consulates abroad

For visa applications in person, submit your passport and application in the morning and collect the visa the same afternoon (applications cannot be submitted then).

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