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Egypt Visa Types 

There are 4 main types of Egypt Visa:

  1. Electronic Visa
  2. Short Term visa
  3. Transit Visa
  4. Long Term visa 


Egypt E Visa

Egypt E Visa is the way to get an Egypt visa online. If you would like to get an Egypt tourist visa, Egypt business visa or any other short term subtype of visa and you are on the list of eligible countries, then you should apply for an online visa through the official website. You will get your visa during 1-3 days by email. The validity of an online visa to Egypt is 90 days, it can be single-entry or multiple-entries, depending on your choice. Egypt visa online cost for single entry is 25 USD, and for multiple-entries is 60 USD.

Countries eligible for Egypt E visa: 

  • European Union countries 
  • Albania
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vatican City


Egypt Short Term Visa 

If you are not eligible for an Egypt e visa, then you can apply for a traditional paper visa through the embassy. The purpose of visit can be tourism, business trip, cultural trip or any other short term purposes. Usually validity of short term Egypt visa is 30 days, but it can change depending on your nationality and country of application. 

 

Egypt Long Term Visa 

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements and you plan to stay in Egypt for a longer period of time, you must still apply for a long-term visa from your home country before visiting Egypt. 

In some countries, official Egyptian embassies and consulates do not accept applications for long-term visas. Visa applicants apply for short-term tourist visas to travel to Egypt. They only apply for residence permits after they have arrived in Egypt. This procedure may vary depending on your country of residence, nationality and embassy policy for your visa application.

 

Egypt Visa Requirements

Requirements for an Egypt visa may change depending on the purpose of your trip and your nationality. However, some documents are needed regardless of the purpose of the visit: 

  • Egypt visa application form
  • Passport 
  • Egypt visa photo size
  • Travel Itinerary 
  • Additional documents will be needed depending on the type of your visa, which you can check on our website in the “Visa Policy” section. 

 

Do I need a visa for Egypt?

Citizens of these countries can stay in Egypt for 3 months without visa: 

  • Bahrain
  • Hong Kong
  •  Israel (if entering through Taba Border Crossing or Sharm El Sheikh International Airport)
  •  Kuwait
  •  Lebanon – at Borg El Arab Airport, Hurghada Airport or Sharm el Sheikh Airport if arriving on a charter flight
  •  Malaysia (14 days)
  •  Macao
  •  Oman
  •  Saudi Arabia
  •  United Arab Emirates

Other nationalities need to check their eligibility on the official Egyptian website. 

 

How to apply for Egypt visa

If you are eligible for an Egypt e-visa, you can apply through the official website. Otherwise, you will apply for an Egyptian visa in visa centres, embassies or consulates in your home country. If there is no appropriate institution in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy in your region.

 

How long does it take to get a visa to Egypt?

Processing time of an Egypt visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for. Usually processing time for short term Egypt visa is 1-20 calendar days, and for long term Egypt visa is 3-20 calendar days.