Egypt Tourist Visa for Beginners - Online and On-Arrival

     Visa to Egypt has now become easier than ever with the introduction of the Egypt tourist visa, which is now available online. The process has eliminated the need to visit the Egyptian embassy in your home country. An Egypt tourist visa allows you to stay for up to 30 days with either single or multiple-entry options. You have to make sure you stay for the exact duration you stipulated in your application when you travel to Egypt using an Egypt tourist visa. 

    The Application Process for an Egypt Tourist Visa

    1. Fill out the online application form, pay the application fees, and submit to the Ministry of Interior.
    2. Your application will be subjected to review, and upon approval, the visa document will be forwarded to your email address.
    3. The application processing takes up to five business days, and you will receive your Visa document in PDF format.
    4. Print the visa document and include it in your travel documents.
    5. Arrive in Egypt with the printed document and tender at the immigration counter.
    6. Make copies of the approved visa document and have it on you at all times throughout your stay in Egypt.

    Types of Egypt Tourist Visa 

    1. Single-Entry Visa for recreation or sightseeing.

    Maximum Duration: 30 days

    Validity: 90 days from the date of approval/issue.

    1. Multiple-Entry visa for recreation or sightseeing

    Maximum Duration: 30 days

    Validity: 180 days or six months from the date of approval or issue. 

    Egypt Tourist Visa Requirements 

    • A valid international passport with a minimum of 6-month validity from the date of arrival.
    • Your intended visit must be for tourism and recreation only. You are not allowed to study or work.
    • Your international passport must be ordinary to be eligible for tourism. If you hold a diplomatic passport maritime, convention of July, or travel document, you cannot apply for the e-visa.
    • The details on both your passport and application form must match.
    • Make sure you have details of hotel bookings and travel itinerary before your arrival in Egypt.

    Application Requirements 

    • A valid international passport

    If you do not have a passport, you can get one from your country's immigration office. And if you already have one, make sure it has more than six months' validity on it. You will be denied the visa if your passport is not valid for another six months or more from the date of your intended arrival in Egypt.

    • Application Fees

    You must have your application fees and a valid method of payment ready when submitting your application. A valid credit or debit card or functional PayPal account is suitable for this purpose. 

    • A valid email address

    Your email address will be the mode of communication throughout your application processing. Your email address must be correct, valid, and active. If you supply the wrong email address, you will not be able to receive your visa to Egypt, and it makes the process longer because you will need to get in touch with the customer support to retrieve the visa and send it to another address.

    Some Important Questions about Egypt Tourist Visa

    What is the validity period for Egypt's visa?

    A single Entry visa is valid for 90 days, and you can travel to Egypt anytime you wish from the date of approval. You cannot stay beyond 30 days on a single entry Egypt tourist visa. 

    For multiple-entry visa holders, they can travel to Egypt at any time within the first three months and cannot stay beyond 30 days for every visit. The visa is valid for six months (180 days), and the visitor can enter as many times as they wish.

    Does Egypt offer a visa on arrival? 

    Yes, you can get a visa on arrival, but it takes more time and is usually stressful. You gave to join a queue upon entry to acquire one.

    Which Airport or Port accepts Egypt Tourist Visa?

    All Egyptian airports, seaports, and land borders accept the Egypt tourist visa. 

    How should the e-visa be printed?

    You will receive the e-visa as a PDF file in your mail, and you have to print it. You can print it on a standard letter-sized white paper. Make sure all your details match with the details on your passport, and all information should be print on fresh pages. Avoid double-sided printing.

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