News report | | 04-10-2023 | ±5 minutes reading time

Are you planning to travel to Egypt? In that case, you’re going to need a visa. You can easily apply for an visa to Egypt via this website. But which visa do you need, what is the application procedure, and which documents should you take with you on your journey? Read on to find out the answers to these and more questions.

Do you need a visa to Egypt?

If you are going to Egypt to visit your family/friends, or you are travelling as a tourist, you are going to need a valid visa. You can easily apply for an electronic tourist visa to Egypt (which is suitable for these travel purposes) via this website.

The application form lets you choose between a single-entry visa and a multiple-entry visa. A single-entry is valid for 90 days and allows you to stay once for up to 30 days. A multiple-entry visa is valid for 180 days, during which you are allowed to enter the country multiple times.

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The e-visa application process

You can easily apply for an e-visa to Egypt online. If you submit your application via this website, both your form and your documents will be manually checked by English-speaking visa specialists, who will inform you in good and due time if mistakes are found in the data or documents provided. This way, errors can still be corrected in time and your visa application will proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible.

How long does it take to apply for a visa to Egypt?

You can fill in the Egypt visa application in no time, while the average delivery time is 11 days. For urgent applications, the average delivery time is 5 days. However, keep in mind that delivery times can never be guaranteed, since the application needs to be approved by the Egyptian immigration service. e-Visa.ie cannot influence the speed of this process. Technical failures and (for example) spot checks can happen and can cause it to take longer for an application to be approved.

How long in advance should you apply for a visa to Egypt?

You may apply for the e-visa to Egypt as soon as your holiday is booked. In fact, the application form requires that you fill in the contact details of your first accommodation in Egypt.

The 90-day validity period starts as soon as your visa to Egypt is granted. e-Visa.ie always takes your departure date into account when processing your application so that your visa to Egypt will never be granted more than 30 days before your scheduled departure date. This allows you to (slightly) adjust your travel dates even after the visa has been granted. For further information, check out the page about the Egypt visa's validity period.

Where can I apply for an Egypt visa?

Easy online application

You can easily apply for an Egypt tourist visa online via the application form on this website. After submitting the application form, meeting the expenses, and providing the required documents, your visa application will be carefully checked and forwarded to the Egyptian immigration service. After submission, you will receive your visa via e-mail within 11 days on average. You then only need to print the visa so that you can show a copy on arrival in Egypt.

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Apply for a visa through the Embassy

You may also apply for an Egypt visa at the Embassy. Nonetheless, this requires you to go to the Egyptian Embassy twice and to provide additional documents.

However, it is often not necessary to go to the embassy to apply for a visa, since most tourists can make use of an e-visa for their trip to Egypt. The e-visa is generally faster to get, cheaper and easier to apply for.

Visa on arrival to Egypt

You may also purchase your visa at the airport in Egypt. However, if you choose to do so, be aware that the waiting times will be long and your visa application might be rejected at the visa counter. Should this happen, you will not be allowed to enter Egypt and you will be forced to book another trip.

By applying for your visa before you leave, for example on this website, you will make sure that you possess a valid visa before you even arrive in Egypt. Moreover, you will avoid the long waiting times at the visa counter.

Which travel documents do I need for Egypt?

An Egypt visa application requires several documents and pieces of information. To submit your online visa application, you will need a valid passport along with some other documents. To find out which documents are needed, read the page about the e-visa requirements.

British travellers always need a valid passport, even to apply for a visa on arrival. If you are planning to apply for a visa on arrival, you will also need additional documents. For further information, read the page about the additional documents required for your visa application and your trip to Egypt.

e-Visa.ie is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Egypt visa. e-Visa.ie acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (25 USD per visa, via visa2egypt.gov.eg). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.ie, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 25 USD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 31,85 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Egypt visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.