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Egypt - Purchase a Property

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Apply In Person:

  1. To purchase a property in Egypt, you must obtain the property tax statement from the Tax authority in Egypt: Link
  2. Once you have identified a new development, chosen a property, and confirmed the price and package, you normally need to pay a reservation deposit. This is normally £2,000 and will secure the property and remove it from the market. This is normally around £2,500 or 10-15% for resale properties and is normally non-refundable.
  3. Once you have reserved and paid for a property you are issued with a purchase contract. The purchase contract will detail the property purchase, property information, who you are buying from, what you are getting and any other terms relating to the purchase. This is normally in Arabic and translated in English.
  4. Once you are happy with the terms of the contract you then sign two (sometimes more) copies of the contract and pay the deposit payment according to the terms of the contract. Once the seller has received the deposit they will counter sign the contracts, keep one copy and send the other back to you.
  5. If you have on-going payments then you will continue with these until you have finished the payments on the contract.
  6. Once you complete all obligations of the contract (i.e. you finish your payments and the seller builds the property or hands you the property ready) you can begin using the property. You may need to pay a maintenance fee up front and also set up water and electricity meter installations.
  7. The applicant must approach the office mentioned earlier to collect the license once they get notified by the authority about the same.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Supplies paperwork relating to the title, boundaries,
  • Planning permission,
  • building license,
  • Furniture pack and rental guarantee option.
  • In the case of purchases in Sharm El Sheikh the land owner will handle the contract and renewing of a 99year lease to the buyer, and for this service the vendor pays 5% of the value of the contract when purchased.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Egyptian Tax Authority
Contact link: Link

Ministry of Finance
Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Finance Towers,
Nasr City.
Extension of Ramsis Street,
Abbassiya, Cairo
Phone: 02/23428830
Fax: 02/23428830
Contact link:Link



Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.


  • The registration fee is EGP 2000.


  • The validity is for lifetime.

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is 3 months.

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Required Information[edit]

  • Information from Real Estate Registry to confirm if the property was registered.


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