Egypt Visa Types

Egypt is a very popular place for the travelers who should consider all the formalities and meet necessary conditions to legally be in the country. In most cases, foreign nationals must obtain a visa before they enter Egypt.

There are many Egypt visa types and you need to choose the one perfect for you according to your travel purpose, time duration of the travel, and citizenship. In this article, you will learn what type you should get, as well as visa requirements stated by the Egyptian government. Check everything twice in order to avoid inconveniences.

C Type Visa

C Type Visa, also known as a short-term visa, is used for foreigners who would like to stay in Egypt for no longer than 90 days within 180 day time validity period.

D Type Visa

D Type Visa is a long-term visa and it is required for a stay that is longer than 3 months. You need to get this type of visa even when you are on the visa-free list. Below is the list of possible applicants for D Type Visa:

  • Students
  • Employees
  • Researchers/scientists
  • Individuals with a first-degree family member who has Egyptian citizenship
  • Patients who receive medical treatment in Egyptian institute
  • Private entrepreneurs.

Egypt Tourist Visa

This visa, as the name suggests, is used for tourism purposes. It is possible to obtain it online which is a very easy and convenient method. In this case, you don't need to visit the Egyptian embassy or consulate. Egypt e-Visa is one of the best choices for tourists.

However, a passport that is valid for at least 6 months is required. Egypt e-Visa is available for many nations, so before your trip, check if yours is on the list.

Egypt Transit Visa

Some nationalities need to obtain a transit visa regardless of the length of stay. In other cases, a transit visa may be unnecessary. Travelers with a ticket are allowed to stay in Egypt for 48 hours before their final destination. Those who transit for less than 6 hours must stay at the airport. If the period is between 6 to 48 hours, they can depart the airport.

Egypt Visa On Arrival

Before getting a visa on arrival, you need to check if your country is on the list of qualified nations. If you want to get a visa on arrival, you can do it at Egypt's international airport.

Take into consideration that you may wait a long time in the queue and the fact that it is a single-entry visa. Remember also about additional documents that can be required by authorities.

Business Visa for Egypt

If you want to visit Egypt for business purposes, such as meetings, conferences, fairs, and training, you need a Business visa. To obtain it, you need to have an invitation letter from the organization or professionals who organize the event.

Family, Friends, or Relatives Visit Visa for Egypt

This visa type is for people who travel to Egypt in order to see family, relatives, or friends who live in the country. In this case, besides necessary documents, also an invitation letter from the visited person is required.

Cultural/Sports Visit Visa

Those who want to participate in cultural events in Egypt must get a Cultural/Sports Visa. To get it, it is necessary to have an invitation letter from the association and confirmation documents.

Internship/short-term education visa

This visa type allows you to be in Egypt for an internship or short-term educational reasons. If you want to apply for this type of Egypt visa, you need to prove that you have sufficient funds, adequate accommodation, and an admission letter from an institution.

Application and General Visa Requirements for Egypt

Egypt Visa Application Process

You need to prepare the necessary documents and take into consideration the following points:

  • Preparation of required documents
  • If you don't apply for an e-Visa, you need to set up an appointment at the Egypt consulate or embassy.
  • It is necessary to complete and submit an application form (you should provide basic information there, such as name, surname, arrival, etc.)
  • Wait for the processing of your Egypt visa and then receive it.

Egypt Visa Requirements

Generally, you need to prepare the following documents:

  • 2 Copies of the completed and signed form
  • 2 recent photos
  • Valid passport
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • Flight ticket or other proof that you will exit the country
  • Accommodation proof
  • Receipt of the payment.

Additionally, to get an Egypt visa you need to provide an employment contract, an invitation letter from a company, and bank statement when you are employed, a copy of the income tax/bank statements/receipts or invoices in self-employment case, and a certificate from school, as well as sponsorship paperwork (if you can't support yourself) when you are a student.

Moreover, you need to have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months, and apply earlier in order to avoid delays or other difficulties.

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