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A visa is a form of permission or a pass for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in Egypt. A private visa is issued for private visits by invitation of residents of a given country.


Any person who wish to make a private visits by invitation of residents of the country.

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  • Carry a genuine passport / travel document with validity beyond one year;
  • On arrival, one are required to fill in arrival declaration cards and should comply with other immigration formalities including the provision of required biometric information;
  • Immigration authorities at the port of arrival reserve the right of admission;
  • A pass for a specific duration is granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holder’s stay in the country for the period granted;
  • One should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs;
  • Entry should be made only through the country’s gazetted ports of entry/exit.
  • One must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Egypt.
  • If you need to give biometrics (fingerprints and photograph), and you are applying on paper, please do not mail in your application. Submit your application in person to the visa application center (VAC) nearest you.

Required Information

Original, signed passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity. Egyptian visa application form. Copy of round trip tickets or confirmed itinerary. Full name and contact details of the Applicant applying for a visa; Sex Date of Birth Nationality Purpose of visit; Details and contact address of host where the applicant shall be staying in Egyptian.


  • Visit any issuing office which may be embassy high commission or consulate office and get specific requirements for getting the private visa;
  • Get the application form and fill it in accurately;
  • Pay all application fees;
  • Attach all the required documents;
  • Submit your application to authorized offices in your country;
  • After you send your application, it will be reviewed at the visa office to make sure it has been completed correctly and that it contains all the required documents.
  • A visa officer will decide if an interview with you is necessary. If an interview is required, you will be notified of the time and place
  • If your application is refused, your passport and other documents will be returned to you. (You will also receive an explanation why your application was refused and if you sent fraudulent documents, they will not be returned).
  • If your application is approved, your passport and documents will be returned to you with your visa.

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Required Documents

  • Letter of Invitation. Original invitation issued in the applicant's name by the local Immigration Authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Egypt where the sponsor permanently resides.
  • Valid passport
  • A visa cover letter;
  • Payment slips
  • An invitation letter
  • A recent colored passport size photo with white background.
  • Original, signed Egyptian passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.


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Valid for 90 days

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Processing Time

Visa processing usually is done in 30 days, depending on the nature of agency

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Tourism

Mr Hisham Zaazou img

Address Cairo International Conference, Nasr City, Cairo

Phone no. 22611732

Fax 22637199

E-mail N/A


Ministry of Manpower and Immigration

DR. Nahed ElAshry img

Address 3 Youssief Abaas St Nasr City Cairo

Phone no. 22609366 - 22609368 - 22618019

Fax 22618019



Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Nabil Fahmy img

Address Masbero-Kornish El Nile St.Cairo

Phone no. 25749817

Fax 25748822



Bibliotheca Alexandrina -

P.O. Box 138 - Chatby,

Alexandria 21526, EGYPT

Phone: +(203) 4839999

General E-mail:

Check the List of all Egyptian Embassies in the world

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