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  Visa Required? Passport Required? Return Ticket Required?
British Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
Japanese Yes Yes No

Passport valid for at least 6 months required by all.


Required by all except the following:

a. nationals of Kuwait, who are allocated a 6 months' residence permit upon arrival.

b. Palestinians holding an Egyptian residence card, provided the stay outside Egypt does not exceed 6 months.

c. nationals of Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab EmiratesDjibouti, Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Jordan (only with a passport with at least 5 years' validity), Libya, and Yemen Republic for stays of up to 3 months

d. nationals of Malaysia for stays of up to fifteen days

e. those continuing their journey to a 3rd country within 24 hours, provided they hold confirmed tickets.

f. cruise ship passengers entering the country, at any port, for a maximum of 3 days.


a. The amount of stay permitted in Egypt in which visa exemptions apply to such nationals varies and it is recommended to contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate prior to travel to confirm the details.

b. Those in possession of a residence permit to Egypt are not needed to obtain an entry visa if they leave Egypt and return within the validity of their residence permit or within 6 months, whichever period is less.

c. Nationals of Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iran, The Philippines and holders of Palestinian documents must not leave the airport transit lounge if travelling enroute to onward destination. All other nationals must remain within the airport complex.

Types of visa and cost

Tourist and Business (single and multiple entry).

Cost varies according to nationality.

For United Kingdom nationals:

• Tourist: £15 (single-entry) and £18 (multiple-entry)
• Business: £53 (single-entry) and £91 (multiple-entry).

For United States nationals:

• All visas £12.

Processing fees for other nationals vary considerably therefore check with the appropriate Consulate (or Consular section of Embassy) for further details, see Passport/Visa Information.


Varies, but are usually valid for 6 months from the date of issue for stays of up to 3 months and Visas cannot be post-dated. Visas can be extended 1 week before the end of the permitted stay in Egypt at Immigration.

Application to: Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Passport/Visa Information section below.


It is, however, possible for most visitors and tourists to obtain an entry visa at any of the major ports of entry into Egypt. Visitors are advised to check with their nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to their citizenship.

Application requirements:

a. Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 1 blank page.

b. Application form, completed and signed.

c. 1 recent passport sized photo.

d. Postal applicants must enclose a registered or recorded-delivery, self-addressed envelope and pay by postal order only.

e. Fee, payable by cash or postal order.

f. Business letter for Business visa.

Working days required:

Same day for personal applications with 7 days or more from day of receipt for postal applications. Processing may take longer (estimated 6 to 8 weeks) for the following nationals, who require pre-approval from the relevant authorities in Cairo: Algeria, Bangladesh, China (PR), Ethiopia, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia.


Visitors from all countries except the European Union and the United States of America must register with the police within 1 week of arrival in Egypt, although this service is generally undertaken by the hotel.

Passport/Visa Information:

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the United Kingdom
26 South Street,
W1Y 6DD,

Telephone number: (020) 7499 3304.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (10.00 am to 3.00 pm during Ramadan).

Egyptian Consulate in the UK
2 Lowndes Street,

Telephone number: (020) 7235 9777
Website: www.egyptianconsulate.co.uk
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm (lodging applications)and 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm (visa collection).

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the USA
3521 International Court,
DC 20008

Telephone number: (202) 895 5400.
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