Visa for Egypt application
The visa for Egypt
Are you going on a holiday to Egypt? Then you need to apply for an Egypt visa. This can easily be done online, through the digital application form. The costs of the visa are £44.95 per person.
The outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) can have serious consequences for your travel plans to Egypt.
Applying for a visa is still possible, but first read which coronavirus rules in Egypt affect your travel plans.
How can I apply for the Egypt visa?
1. Apply for visa
The Egypt visa can be applied for in 5 minutes with the online application form.
2. Pay online
Pay easily and securely with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.
3. Official visa
The Egypt visa is sent by e-mail. Usually within five working days if urgent.
Explanation Egypt visa
If you are planning to travel to Egypt on a holiday in 2021 or 2022, you must possess an Egypt visa. This applies to all British travellers headed to Egypt. If you are staying at the resorts Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba for up to 15 days, a "free entry permission stamp" will be provided upon arrival. If you wish to stay at these locations for longer than 15 days, or if you want to visit other areas, you will need a visa. If you possess a UK passport, you can submit the application through this website. Children travelling along also need to have their own Egypt visa. Only with a valid visa are you allowed into the country.
What is an Egypt visa? The visa for Egypt is an official travel authorisation from the Egyptian immigration service, with which you can travel into the country. There are different types of Egypt visa; variants for travellers going on a holiday, on a business trip, that want to work there, or want to emigrate to Egypt. Travellers that are going to Egypt to visit friends or family, or on a holiday, can make use of the online application procedure. Travellers with a different travel purpose need to go to the Egyptian embassy in order to get their visa. Apply for the Egypt visa now.
Single or multiple Egypt visa required?
There are two different variants of the Egypt tourist visa; a so-called "single entry" and a "multiple entry" type. With the first, you can travel to the country a single time, with the other an unlimited number of times, as long as the Egypt visa is valid.
Requirements and validity
Usage of the visa for Egypt comes with a number of requirements. Check if these are met before starting the application procedure. The most important Egypt visa requirements are :
- Each traveller needs their own passport to apply for the e-visa (ID cards and residence documents are not accepted)
- If a visit is being made to family or friends in Egypt, an invitation letter from them needs to be provided on arrival in Egypt
- On arrival in Egypt, an itinerary can be asked for, which must contain all booked flights and overnight stays
- Tourists that are travelling together, like a family or a group of friends, can also submit their application together (as a group application)
How long is the visa valid for? The Egypt tourist visa has a validity period of 90 days. During this period, you can stay in Egypt for a maximum of 30 consecutive days. If you choose a multiple entry visa, you can make an unlimited number of trips to Egypt within the overall validity term of 90 days. However, each stay can still only last a maximum of 30 days. You can change your travel plans at any time, including after the visa has been granted. The entire trip, including the day of arrival and the day of departure, needs to fall within the validity term of 90 days.
Apply for Egypt visa
How to apply for the Egypt visa? You can submit your application 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online through this website. To do that, you need to have your passport and hotel information at hand. If you have been to Egypt before, you also need to fill in the dates of arrival and departure of those trips. If you are travelling with a group (for example with friends or family), you need to apply for a visa for everyone at once with a single application form. After filling in the form, you pay for the costs; these amount to £44.95 for a "single entry" or £79.90 for a "multiple entry" visa. Paying can be done with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. You then receive your Egypt visa by e-mail. Print it and take it with you on your trip.
When to apply? You can apply for your Egypt visa as soon as you have booked your flight ticket. You do need to have established at least one overnight stay. You can submit your application whenever you want, but granting only takes place starting 30 days from the date of arrival filled in on the application form. If you submit your application earlier, it will therefore be put on hold until 30 days before arrival. From the moment of granting, the validity period starts right away.
Normal delivery or urgent application
In spite of the digital granting procedure for the visa for Egypt, it always takes a few days before the applied for visa is approved and granted. You are therefore advised to submit your application at least seven days before departure. Are you already arriving in Egypt within seven days and still do not have a visa? Make use of the urgent procedure. No guarantees are given for delivery times with the urgent procedure, but urgent Egypt visa are generally granted within two to five working days.
You can apply for the Egypt visa straight away. If you have any questions, it is best to first view the frequently asked questions. Often, you can quickly get an answer to your question this way. Should your question not be listed there, feel free to ask our customer service.
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e-Visa.co.uk is a professional visa bureau and supports travellers in acquiring a visa for Egypt. However, e-Visa.co.uk is in no way part of the Egyptian government. It is also possible to apply for a visa at the Egyptian immigration office (single entry $25 per person, multiple entry $60 per person, via visa2egypt.gov.eg). In that case, you will be unable to use our support centre, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to resolve urgent issues and answer your questions. We also manually check applications and all provided documents for common mistakes before submitting them. We do this within 72 hours at the latest, but usually within an hour after receiving your payment. If we suspect errors or any incompleteness, we will contact you personally immediately to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Our services have already saved many travellers from major problems during their travels. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless an application for an visa Egypt has been rejected for the same traveller before). Read more about our services.