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Egypt - Apply for a Tourist Visa

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Tourism is a major part of Egypt's economy and for this reason, it is fairly easy to get this kind of a visa into the country. Egypt visas are easily processed in the country's international airports, at the major ports and in all other entry points into the country.

The processing of visas at these entry points is done by the country's Passport immigration and National Authority department in Cairo ,(Passport Immigration and Nationality Administration (PINA)

You can also get the tourist visa from all Egypt consular missions and embassies can check this link for various embassies.

There are also Travel agents and visa services providers in various countries who you can use to facilitate the process of getting the Egypt visa from the Egypt consulates. The duration of the visa depends on the purpose that the visa is being sort.


This sub-class of visa is Eligible and issued to:

  1. A foreigner who wants to visit Egypt for any purpose other than work.
  2. A person from any country who wants to enter Egypt to seek a visa appropriate to the purpose of their stay.

The purpose is other than to visit for a holiday, sightseeing, or recreation.

An Entry Visa only allows a person to enter for 30 days and If one wishes to extend their stay in Egypt, they can apply for such an extension from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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  • This visa is solely for the purpose of tourism.
  • You must send the actual passport.
  • 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.

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


  • 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

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months, and a blank page to stamp the visa;
  • Two 2" x 2", recent high definition personal passport photos on white background;
  1. Completed Egypt visa application form;
  2. Proof of travel to Egypt such as an itinerary;
  3. Payment for visa fee (cash, money order or Certified Check);
  4. A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with postage.


Egypt cost 150.00 EGP.


The tourist visa is usually valid for a period of 3 months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis. .

Documents to Use

Sample Documents

Processing Time

The processing of the visa depends on the purpose that the visa is being sort.But it usually take 7 working days

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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