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Egypt - Apply for Visa on Arrival

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  • Reach the airport;
  • Fill in the application form;
  • Present all the necessary documents;
  • Make payment; and
  • Get a visa

For visits of up to 30 days, you can get a visa on arrival by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters.

Theres no need to buy a visa from an agent. In many cases agents will charge more than US$25 for a visa. If youre harassed by an agent, report the incident to the tourist police in the airport terminal.

Alternatively you can get a visa from an Egyptian Consulate outside Egypt before you travel. If youre entering Egypt for work or business it is preferable to get a visa before you travel.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Passport
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of the Air ticket

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Nabil Fahmy img

Address Masbero-Kornish El Nile St.Cairo

Phone no. 25749817

Fax 25748822



Ministry of Manpower and Immigration

DR. Nahed ElAshry img

Address 3 Youssief Abaas St Nasr City Cairo

Phone no. 22609366 - 22609368 - 22618019

Fax 22618019



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Any visitor to Egypt who is stranded due unforeseen exceptional circumstances like disruption in air transport while on transit,for an emergency situation or under any other conditions can apply for a Entry visa on arrival.


  • Fees is USD 25-50 Us dollar


  • Validity of Visa is up to 14 days

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The process takes about 3 days to an hour.

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  • Carry a genuine passport/travel document with validity beyond one year.
  • On arrival fill in arrival declaration cards on arrival
  • 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 visitor pass for a specific duration is granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holder stay in the country for the period granted in the pass.
  • Arriving visitors should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs.
  • Visitors should not overstay their visitors pass otherwise they will be subjected to a fine of U$ 50 per day and other appropriate legal action including prosecution and deportation.
  • Engagement in employment on basis of visitors pass is strictly prohibited. Offenders are prosecuted.
  • Dependents must also apply in their own right.
  • Entry should be made only through the countrys gazetted ports of entry/exit.
  • All visitors must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Egypt.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name, address and contact details of applicant
  • Sex and Age
  • Nationality
  • Purpose of visit
  • Details of host
  • Place of residence while in the country.

Need for the Document[edit]

On-arrival visa (also known as Entry Visa On Arrival, VOA), granted at a port of entry. This is distinct from not requiring a visa at all, as the visitor must still obtain the visa before they can even try to pass through immigration at the port of entry in Egypt.

Information which might help[edit]

5,000 Egyptian pounds is the maximum amount of local currency you are allowed to bring in or take out of Egypt. There is no limit to the amount of hard currency that you may bring in, but sums that exceed USD 10,000 should be declared on arrival. Certain valuables like electrical equipment, video cameras etc must be declared on arrival. Satellite phones and radio communications equipment brought into Egypt without prior clearance from the Ministry of Telecommunications are likely to be confiscated.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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