Egypt eVisa basic information

Egypt eVisa is an official electronic visa to Egypt that has an entirely online application procedure. It was implemented in 2017 with the aim of facilitating the process of getting a visa to Egypt and attracting more foreign tourists.

Only a few simple steps are enough to obtain an Egypt online visa. Eligible travelers need to complete a simple form, upload the documentation, pay the fees, and check the inbox since an approved official Egypt eVisa will be delivered straight to the email address.

It is possible to apply for a single-entry or a multiple-entry visa to Egypt. A single-entry visa remains effective for 3 months and allows for one stay for up to 30 days, while a multiple-entry visa permits numerous trips for 30 days each in a span of 6 months of the validity period.

Apply for an Egypt eVisa in advance to ensure a stress-free journey to Egypt.

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Egyptian online visa types

There can be distinguished two types of Egypt eVisa:

  • a single-entry visa is issued for one 30-day visit with a 3-month (90-day) validity period;
  • a multiple-entry visa stays valid for 6 months (180 days) and enables its holders to have an unlimited number of 30-day visits.

No matter what your visa’s validity is, your passport cannot expire 6 months from entry into Egypt.

Who is eligible for an Egyptian eVisa?

More than 40 nationalities can enjoy the facilitation and get an Egypt eVisa in a simple way online:

  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GreeceGreece
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IndiaIndia
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JapanJapan
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MaltaMalta
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • PolandPoland
  • UkraineUkraine
  • United StatesUnited States
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RussiaRussia
  • RomaniaRomania

Egypt eVisa application process

Egypt online visa is extremely easy to obtain: an applicant can complete the application on our website even without leaving home, so it is not required to schedule a visit with an embassy or consulate. Find a spot with a stable internet connection, and take your working electronic device to follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the Egypt eVisa application form. Make sure you provide complete and accurate information without errors.
  2. Attach the proper documents. Upload all the required documents. Ensure the copies meet the requirements.
  3. Cover the Egyptian eVisa fees. The payment must be made online by using a debit/credit card or PayPal.

After a few days, you will be notified via email of the result of your application. Save the PDF document of your approved eVisa to Egypt onto your device and make a printed copy.

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Requirements for Egypt eVisa

Necessary documents

The mandatory documentation for an eVisa to Egypt includes:

  • the bio-data page of the applicant's passport (it cannot expire for a minimum 6 months from the date of arrival in Egypt)
  • a valid ID card (can be provided by Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, and Italy citizens instead of a passport)
  • the face photograph of the applicant (must be recent)
  • an invitation letter from the family member that the applicant is visiting (for family visitors)
  • an invitation letter from the company in Egypt (for business visitors)

You can make copies of your documents using your smartphone. Note that copies must be of good quality, all the data must be clearly visible, and documents must be relevant.

Requirements on arrival

At the port of entry to Egypt, you will be required to present the following documents:

  • a valid passport
  • Egypt eVisa paper copy
  • a letter of invitation from a family member/company representative, depending on the purpose of your trip

The immigration officer will check your documents to decide whether you can legally enter the country.

Additional requirements

Each applicant willing to apply for an Egypt online visa must have:

  • Internet access (mobile, hardwired, or Wi-Fi)
  • working device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer)
  • online payment means
  • an active email address

You can make copies of your documents using your smartphone. Note that copies must be of good quality, all the data must be clearly visible, and documents must be relevant.

Egypt eVisa processing time

Usually, Egypt eVisas are approved within a few days, however, the processing time for an Egypt online visa differs for each application, based on the situation.

Sometimes, delays are caused by the high volume of applications, technical difficulties, mistakes in the application form, etc. For that reason, we recommend our customers to thoroughly check their data before submitting the application for an Egypt eVisa and apply at least 7 days in advance.

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