Egypt Visa and Passport Requirements
There are three types of Egyptian visa:
* Tourist Visa - usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either a single or multiple entry basis (visas are not chargeable when visiting the Red Sea resorts of Taba and Sharm-el-Sheik)
* Entry Visa - required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in Egypt. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA).
* Transit Visa
Non-Egyptian travelers are required to have a valid passport for 6 months from date of entry and at least 1 week beyond the expected date of exit.
Citizens of many countries may obtain a visa on arrival at major points
of entry. The fees for a single-entry visa are as follows:
* UK citizens: £15
* US citizens: US$15
* Australian citizens: A$45
* Canadian citizens: C$25
* other countries: $15
Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
Citizens of the following countries are currently required to have a pre-arrival visa:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya, Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and all African countries.
Residents of the countries above may apply for a visa through their nearest Egyptian Consulate or Embassy.
Visas for Indian tourists are processed within two days by the Egyptian Consulate in the city and the embassy in New Delhi. Indian tourists can also avail the emergency visa on arrival in Egypt.
Visitors entering Egypt at the overland border post of Taba or at Sharm el Sheikh airport can be exempted from a visa and granted a free fourteen day residence permit to visit the Aqaba coast of the Sinai peninsula, including Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab and St. Catherine's Monastery.
Those in possession of a residence permit in Egypt are not required to obtain an entry visa if they leave the country and return to it within the validity of their residence permit or within six months, whichever period is less.
You need a valid passport and a Visa to enter Egypt.
An Egypt visa may be obtained upon entry from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration or most major ports of entry. Entry visa is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for purposes other than tourism (e.g. work, study). Tourist visas (single-/multiple-entry) are valid for 90 days. HIV test required for study and work permits. Dependents are no longer exempt—spouses must also get tested, as well as any children aged 15 or older. Students are exempt from visa fees. For specific requirements, consult the:
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
3521 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
or the nearest Consulate General: