Visa policy for Egypt

Visitors to Egypt must obtain a visa from one of the Egyptian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries that are eligible for visa on arrival. Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival to Egypt.

Visa Application

• Foreigners are granted a visa to the Arab Republic of Egypt at Egyptian consulates abroad.

• It is single-entry visa, unless it states that it is a multiple-entry visa within at most six months of date of issue.



Complete filled-in the visa form.

Paying the scheduled fees.

Citizens of some countries must have previous permits before being granted the required visa.

Permission procedures take 15 days. Once the permission issued, the visa procedures begin, thus the visa

applicant must contact the consulate to know the latest updates.


Required Documents

To issue a visa for all the nationalities, the following documents are required:

• A passport valid for at least six month

• Two personal photos with a white background

Complete filled in visa application

• A photocopy of the residence card in the foreign country



The secure electronic visa was applied at some diplomatic and consular missions abroad and at the different entry ports since 1/8/2007, and the program is currently being generalized in all the Egyptian missions abroad.


Fees for Urgent Entry Visas:

Single-entry visa: 25 US Dollars

Multiple-entry visa: 35 US Dollars


Citizens of the following 7 countries and territories may visit Egypt without a visa for 3 months

Bahrain                                 * Hong Kong

Kuwait                                  * Macao

Oman                                       * Saudi Arabia

United Arab Emirates


The visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of the following countries under certain conditions

  • Afghanistan provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below
  • Algeria provided being aged 14 years and below
  • Libya provided being a female national or for residents of Butnan District on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Jordan if holding a normal 5-year passport, provided passport does not contain a stamp from the
  • Jordanian Registration Office on the reverse side cover of the passport (on page 60)
  • Lebanon provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below
  • Morocco provided being aged 14 years and below
  • Sudan provided being aged 50 years and above or 16 years and below or being a female national
  • Tunisia provided being aged 14 years and below
  • Yemen provided being aged 45 years and above or 18 years and below


Visa on arrival

According to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom, citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry:

* All European Union citizens1                               * Australia

Canada                                                                    * Georgia

Japan                                                                       * South Korea

Macedonia                                                             * Malaysia

* New Zealand                                                          * Norway

Russia                                                                      * Serbia

Ukraine                                                                   * United States


Authorized visa required

According to the Egyptian Consulate General in the United Kingdom visitors holding passports of the following countries must apply for a visa in person and a visa approval must be sought for them from the competent Authorities in Egypt and takes several weeks to process

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Burundi, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Is rael, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Tunisia, Pakistan, Pale stine, Philippines,  Rwanda, Sierra- Leone, Somalia.  Citizens of the Republic of Lebanon who are legal residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council are exempt from this requirement


State Security approval

Citizens of the following countries need a prior approval from the Egyptian State Security Authorities in addition to holding a visa:

Iran                                                                          Iraq

* Kazakhstan                                                             Kosovo

Lebanon                                                                  Mauritania

Somalia                                                         Sri Lanka

Syria                                                                         Yemen


Delegates of AFSTA Congress 2018 are strongly advised to work on their visa as soon as possible after registration to avoid disappointment because of the visa and we thank you for your understanding


The above information should always be verified with the Egyptian diplomatic or consular representation in your country.

The legislation may change at any given time.

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