There are 4 main types of Egypt Visa:
The Egypt E Visa is available to those who want 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 5-7 business 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:
If you are not eligible for an Egypt e visa, then you can apply for a traditional paper visa through the embassy. Depending on the purpose of your visit you can choose tourism, business, cultural, or any other short-term purpose visa. Usually, the validity of a short-term Egypt visa is 30 days, but it can change depending on your nationality and country of application.
Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements and you plan to stay in Egypt for a longer period, 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. Most visa applicants will need to apply for short-term tourist visas to travel to Egypt. Once in the country, they can apply for a residence permit. This process may vary depending on your country of residence, nationality, and the embassy’s policy for visa applications.
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:
Additional documents will be needed depending on the type of your visa, which you can check on our website in the “Services” section.
Citizens of these countries can stay in Egypt for 3 months without a visa:
Other nationalities need to check their eligibility on the official Egyptian website.
All nationalities need to check their eligibility on the “Services” section of our website.
The processing time of an Egypt visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for. Usually, the processing time for a short-term Egypt visa is 1-20 calendar days, and for a long-term, Egypt visa is 3-20 calendar days.
The single-entry visa allows you to stay within Egypt for up to 30 days. This means that the time starts counting as soon as you land in Egypt and once the 30 days have passed you will need to leave the country.
With a multiple-entry visa, you can enter the country as many times as you want in a period of 180 days. However, the maximum number of days you can stay in the country out of those 180 remains 30.
You can get an Egypt eVisa that is either single or multiple-entry by doing the corresponding application on the official website.
If you are planning on a trip to Egypt and you have completed your application online you should bring a printed copy of your visa when you are entering the country. Always present a printed copy of your visa to the Egyptian border authority for easier entry into the country.
A single-entry visa is a slightly cheaper option since it costs $25. A multiple-entry visa on the other hand costs around $60. If you are not planning on re-entering the country and instead have a tripped booked for specific days then you may want to get a single-entry visa as it is a much cheaper option.
When the application is completed, you will need to pay for the visa using your credit or debit card, you can use Visa, Mastercard, or American Express for the transaction. If the application is not paid for in time, then you will not be able to receive confirmation of your eVisa.
Different types of Egyptian visas have different times of processing. For an Egyptian eVisa, the normal processing time is 5-7 business days.
Traditional visas may have a longer processing time so it is always best to check with your country's embassy.
If you don’t want to apply for a visa ahead of time then you may be able to get a visa on arrival. To be eligible to get a visa on arrival you will need to be from one of the countries listed below:
• EU Nationals
• New Zealand
• Republic of Korea
• Russian Federation
• South Korea
Only those with a valid passport issued by one of those countries can enter the country with a visa on arrival.
To get an Egypt visa on arrival you will need to queue in line. There is no guaranteed number for the number of people who will be queued at any given time.
Once you are at the front of the queue processing your visa should not take long if you have the right paperwork. If you are missing any of the required paperwork you may not be allowed in the country.
If you know you will be traveling to Egypt and the trip is planned it is always better to get your visa online or through the embassy. This is because only certain entry points allow a visa on arrival in Egypt.
For international travelers those include:
• Cairo International Airport, Cairo
• Hurghada International Airport, Hurghada
• St Catherine International Airport, St Catherina
• Borg El Arab International Airport, Alexandria
• Sharm El Sheikh International Airport
• Luxor Airport International Airport
The visa on arrival costs $25 and it is a single-entry visa eligible for 30 days.
U.S. citizens can get either an e-visa or a visa on arrival for their journey to Egypt. If you choose to get your visa ahead of time, which is recommended, you should only pay for a visa through our website to ensure its validity.
If you come from an area in the U.S. that has previously had yellow fever infections you will need proof of immunization to be able to enter the country. Always check with the Egyptian embassy if your area is one of the ones included in this set of rules.