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Egypt - Apply For a Business Visa

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  • Those foreigners who wish to start business within Egypt you must obtain a business visa. In order to apply for Business visas, a businessperson needs to provide the Egyptian government with number of items in order for the visa to be processed.
  • While preparing that paperwork the applicant should also be ready to answer the interview Questions that he or she will be asked during the the testing period for the business Visa.

For Business visa applicants, you must include a letter from the Company stating the purpose of the trip, duration of stay, and who will be responsible for travel & accommodation expenses.


  • All people wishing to enter Egypt with a valid passport.
  • All people with internationally recognized travel documents with intention to do business in Egypt.
  • All visitors to Egypt with Valid Visa with intention of opening up a business in Egypt.

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This visa is solely for the purpose of business or applicant who has an invitation letter from the Egyptian authorities issued to them.

Required Information

  • A valid passport which at least has 6 month validity
  • One Clear Coloured photo
  • Application letter to the passport ,Immigration and national Authority in the ministry of interior
  • Completed application form
  • Receipt of payment of LE 50 for Category a regular Visa.
  • Application letter to the Passport, immigration and national Authority
  • Completed application form
  • Police clearance in English or Arabic
  • Signed CV of applicant
  • A copy of business trading license
  • A copy of annual tax certificate
  • A memorandum of understanding for companies or associations


  • The fist step is to send the actual passport at the embassy in your country of origin.
  • The passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp.
  • Note: The following passport page 22, 23, and 24 are not visa pages and are not acceptable in Egypt for purpose of Visa .
  • If your passport doesn't meet the requirement it will be rejected.
  • The next step is to completely fill-out and sign Egypt visa application form. One form per applicant is required either in English or Arabic language.
  • Attach a Business Letter from your company address to "Consulate of Egypt " explaining the purpose of the trip, guaranteeing financial support for you while in Egypt.
  • The letter should explain what business you will be undertaking in Egypt.
  • This is very import because it will show that you financially stable to begin a viable business in Egypt.
  • After completing fill-out visa form you can sign and submit with all the attachment documents.

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Required Documents

  • Egypt Business Visa requires a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining; 1 visa application form.
  • You must provide one 2"x2" passport type photo.
  • A Business Letter from your company address to "Embassy of Egypt " explaining the purpose of the trip, guaranteeing financial support for you while in Egypt.
  • Pay a Consulate Fee


  • Regular Visa Fees for one person for 3 MONTHS $25
  • Rush Visa fees for those in hurry for 3 Months $45


Validity for 3 moths then renewal for one year and 3 years respectively.

Documents to Use

Sample Documents

Processing Time

For normal time it takes 7 days but allowance of (6-8 weeks) will be taken to process a business Visa in Egypt.

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Nabil Fahmyimg

Address Masbero-Kornish El Nile St.Cairo

Phone no. 25749817

Fax 25748822



Ministry of Industry and Trade

Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour img

Address 2 Latin America St. Garden City .Cairo

Phone no. 27921193 - 27921194

Fax 27940554

E-mail N/A


Ministry of Finance

Mr. Hany Kadry img

Address Nasr City

Phone no. 23428886 - 23428010 - 23428830

Fax 26861680 - 2686181



Ministry of International Cooperation

Dr. Ashraf ElAraby img

Address 8 Adly St., Cairo

Phone no. 23910008-23935147-23908819

Fax 0000000



List of Egyptian Embassies in the world check here

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