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.
Despite the Coronavirus, the government of Egypt still accepts newly submitted visa applications.
However, temporary restrictions have been put in place for trips to Egypt. This includes travellers that already possess a visa. These restrictions are as of yet not dependent on the nationality of the traveller, but they do concern the countries the traveller has recently visited. Individuals that have recently been to Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam can expect extra measures. These measures can lead to access to Egypt being refused, or that the traveller is put in mandatory quarantine on arrival. The list of countries might be expanded on short term. For the most up-to-date information you can contact your airline.
The government of Egypt does not reimburse any damages that arise due to the Coronavirus measures. Already issued visas cannot be cancelled or refunded. Any possible damages might be recovered at your travel insurance or cancellation insurance. However, many insurances won't pay out due to force majeure.
Are you travelling in more than a month's time and want to apply for a visa already? Then you can apply for your Egypt visa as normal. However, e-Visa.co.uk is not liable for any possible changes in the policy of the Egyptian government and the consequences of this.
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.
The Egypt visa is sent by e-mail. If an urgent application, usually within five workdays.
Explanation Egypt visa
If you are planning to travel to Egypt on a holiday in 2020 or 2021 you must possess an Egypt visa. This applies to all travellers from the UK headed for 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 posses a UK passport, you can submit the application through this website. Children travelling along also need to have an Egypt visa applied for. Only with a valid visa are you allowed into the country.
What is an Egypt visa? The visa for Egypt is an official travel authorization 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 consulate of Egypt, 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 into 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
- Travellers that are travelling together, like a family or group of friends, can only 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 for a multiple entry visa, you can make an unlimited number of trips to Egypt within the overall validity term of 90 days. Each stay can also 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, does need to fall within the 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 at that time. 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 cost; 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.
Regular 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 don’t 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 workdays.
You can apply for the Egypt visa straight away. If you have any questions, it’s best to first view the frequently asked questions. Often times 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. e-Visa.co.uk however is in no way part of the Egyptian government. It is likewise possible to apply for the visa directly from the website of the Egyptian government (single entry $25 per person, multiple entry $60 per person, via visa2egypt.gov.eg). However, with limited support. If you submit your application through e-Visa.co.uk our support center is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your application is also manually checked by us before being submitted. In case we suspect any mistakes or incompleteness, we will personally contact you straight away, to make sure the application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Should, despite our support, an application still be rejected, then we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless the traveller has been denied an application for visa Egypt before). Read more about our services.