Tourists or students are required to get visa, depending on length of study
and nationality. Tourist visas for Egypt can often be obtained upon arrival
in Egypt, for citizens of most countries (It is highly recommended to confirm
visa particulars with the appropriate consulate).
However, citizens of the following countries are required to be in possession
of a pre-arrival visa:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya,
Croatia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz,
Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan,
Palestine, The Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sri-Lanka, Tajikistan,
Thailand, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and all African countries.
Egyptian consulates do not issue student visas; application for a student visa
(if required) is made after entering Egypt with a tourist or entry visa.
Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa:
- Nationals of Kuwait, who are allocated a six months’ residence permit upon
- Palestinians holding an Egyptian residence card, provided the stay outside
Egypt does not exceed six months;
- Nationals of Bahrain, Djibouti, Guinea, Jordan (only with a passport with
at least five years’ validity), Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab
Emirates and Yemen for stays of up to three months;
- Nationals of Malaysia for stays of up to 15 days;
- Those continuing their journey to a third country within 24 hours, provided
holding confirmed tickets.
- Cruise ship passengers entering Egypt at any port for a maximum stay of
Visa requirement and regulations may change from time to time without notice.
Please check with the consulate on the latest rulings.
What documents will be required?
Passport (passport must have at least 6 months validity remaining) .
Completed application form
1 recent passport-type photograph (2in. X 2in.)
Copy of airline tickets or itinerary
Time required to issue visa:
Normally tourist visas are issued on-arrival in Egypt. Others, please check
with the consulate.
What is the cost of a visa?
aprox. US$15-$91, depending on nationality. Payment of fees is in cash or by postal order only; cheques will not be accepted. Processing fees for other nationals vary considerably; check with the appropriate Consulate (or Consular section of Embassy) for costs of visas. Visa fees are per passport, not per person.
How long is the visa valid for?
Tourist visas: 30-180 days
Student visas: Varies
Extensions to a tourist visa are possible; enquire at your local consulate for details.Visitors from all countries except Canada, the EU and the USA must register with the police within a week of arrival in Egypt, although this service is usually undertaken by the hotel.