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Egypt Visas

Tourist and Business Visa to Egypt


Road to Egypt will provide free tourist visas for regular Canadian and US passport holders who book one of our tours. Your next step is to select a tour or select a cruise from our web site and call us to arrange the booking. We will arrange every detail for you. You can obtain a tourist or entry visa to Egypt with the following regulations:

1. The 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.

2. There are two types of Egyptian visa:

Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.

Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. business, work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt.

3. Rules for issuing Tourist or Entry Visas to Egypt

A- Arabic Countries Citizens exempted from getting a visa to Egypt: Citizens of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Yemen, Gepoti, Syria, Oman, Qatar, and Libya. Citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival: Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Somalia, Sudan, Mauritania.

B- Europe Countries Citizens exempted from getting a visa to Egypt: Malta. Citizens of the following countries can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt: Western European citizens. Citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival: Non Western European citizens.

C- Asian Countries Citizens of the following countries can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt: North Korea, South Korea, Republic of China, Japan, Singapore, Maldives, Nepal, Brunei. Citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession of a pre-arrival visa to Egypt and they CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival: The rest of Asian citizens.

D- USA and Canada USA and Canadian citizens can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt.

E- South American Countries South American citizens can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt except those from Palestinian origin and Belies citizens from Lebanese origin.

F- Australia and New Zealand Australian and Newzeland citizens can get a visa from our consulates abroad or upon their arrival to Egypt.

G- African Countries

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.


4. Citizens of some countries need to have a clearance from Egyptian authorities before granting them tourist or entry visa which takes not less than 3 weeks, so if you are a citizen of those countries which CANNOT get a visa upon their arrival, please contact the consulate to know about your case.

5. Any Egyptian citizen holds 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.

6. The American citizen (holding American passport and not any other kind of documents) who does not have enough time to obtain a visa before traveling to Egypt can obtain it upon arrival there (The departure from the arrival port will be delayed for some time until obtaining the visa).

7. You can obtain the visa application form from the consulate or sending a mail request to the consulate with self-addressed stamped envelope or by displaying and printing Visa form from here.

8. For Business visa applicants, kindly enclose a letter from the Company stating the purpose of the trip, duration of stay, and who would be responsible for travel & accommodation expenses.

9. Visa fees varies from one nationality to another

10. To obtain a visa please submit the following to the consulate:

I- Individual Visa

1) A valid passport for at least 6 months, and a blank page to stamp the visa.
2) One passport-size photo.
3) Completed application.
4) Visa fees in cash, money order or Certified Check payable to "Consulate of Egypt", Personal &Business Check are not accepted.
5) For mail, please enclose self-addressed prepaid express mail or prepaid certified mail envelope to send the passport back (For FEDEX, AIRBORNE, DHL, UPS please send cashier checks payable to the selected company from the above mentioned companies. or complete the sender section stating the account number and the name of the account holder The consulate does not accept any account numbers or credit cards or personnel checks for the payment to these companies) .

II- Group Visa

1) A letter typed on the company letterhead, stating the number of travelers (Must be more than 15 applicants), nationalities, date of departure and date of arrival to Egypt. This letter must be notarized before a Notary Public . There is additional $25 for legalization this covering letter.
2) A manifest with Name, Nationality, Passport number, Issue date, Expiration date, and one passport-size photo for each passenger to be affixed by the data.
3) Visa fees in cash, money order or Certified Check payable to "Consulate of Egypt", Personal &Business Check are not accepted.
4) For mail, please enclose self-addressed prepaid express mail or prepaid certified mail envelope to send the passport back (For FEDEX, AIRBORNE, DHL, UPS please send cashier checks payable to the selected company from the above mentioned companies. or complete the sender section stating the account number and the name of the account holder The consulate does not accept any account numbers or credit cards or personnel checks for the payment to these companies) .

 

11. The consulate needs 2 business days to process your visa.

12. Send your Passport with visa application form to the consulate in your jurisdiction as follow:
Send it to Egyptian Consulate Section in Washington DC if you're resident in:

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West VirginiaEgyptian Consulate in Washington DC Visa Section 3521 International Ct. N.W Washington, DC 20008 Send it to

Egyptian Consulate General in San Francisco if you're resident in: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming Egyptian Consulate General in San Francisco Visa Section 3001 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA. 94115

Send it to Egyptian Consulate General in New York if you're resident in: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont Egyptian Consulate General in New York Visa Section 1110 Second Avenue New York, NY 10022

Send it to Egyptian Consulate General in Chicago if you're resident in: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin Egyptian Consulate General in Chicago Visa Section 500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite # 1900 Chicago, IL 60611

Send it to Egyptian Consulate General in Houston if you're resident in: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas Egyptian Consulate General in Houston Visa Section 1990 Post Oak Blvd. Suite # 2180
Houston, TX. 77056


13. To obtain Egypt tourism information, maps, brochures or other inquires you may contact the

EGYPTIAN TOURIST AUTHORITY
8383 Wiltshire Blvd. Suite # 215
Beverly Hills, CA. 90211
Tel:(323) 653-8815 Fax: 653-8961

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