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Egypt visa

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General information

What exactly is a visa for Egypt?

If you want to go to Egypt for a holiday or business trip, you need to apply for a regular or E visa before entering the country. The visa is a sticker issued by the government of Egypt and affixed to the passport. For Tourist purposes you can apply for the e-visa for Egypt. With this visa you have permission to enter the territory of Egypt. This visa is usually issued by the Embassy of Egypt in The Hague.
The visa will be checked during passport control in Egypt. If you arrive by plane, the first visa check will probably already take place at the airport.
Our staff will work professionally to ensure that your visa application for Egypt is flawlessly presented to the embassy and / or government of Egypt so you can travel with confidence.

Which types of visa are available for Egypt?

Various visas are available for Egypt. The type of visa depends on your destination. The most common are an E-visa for tourist reasons or a regular visa for business purposes.
The purpose of your trip determines the type of visa you need to apply for. If you are unsure which visa is most applicable to your situation, do not hesitate to contact us! Our employees can advise you on this.

Where can I obtain a visa for Egypt?

You can obtain the online visa for Egypt through our website. Your visa application can be initiated by filling in our online application form. Do you need a regular visa for Egypt? Please contact us for the possibilities and rates.

My visa application has been processed, but I still haven't received an email.

If, after paying your visa, you have not received an email from us within an hour, first check the junk mail folder (spam box). Didn’t receive an email there either? Please contact us by phone or e-mail via the contact page.

Which documents do I have to provide in order to obtain an Egypt visa?

To obtain a visa, you must provide a file with the correct documents, together with your passport and an official passport photo. This can often go wrong, because the Egyptian government wants the file to be in perfect order. If this is not the case, the visa can be refused. That is why it is important that you submit your application correctly the first time. On our website you can see per visa what the requirements are and what conditions they must meet. It also explains what you should pay extra attention to. You can also download the documents in .pdf format.
Keep in mind that the embassy is always free to request additional documents from you for your application, without providing any explanation.

How long is the procedure and what are the costs for visa Egypt?

Obtaining an e-visa is often possible within 72 hours after placing the order on our website.

The costs for the regular visa vary per visa and processing time. Normally a normal request takes 6-10 working days. An emergency procedure can also be completed in 5 working days.

However, the embassy reserves the right at all times to take longer to assess your application than the stated average processing time for this.

Do children need to have their own visa for Egypt?

If you travel with underage children, you have to take into account a number of extra rules. Children must have their own travel document and may no longer be included in the parents’ passport. In addition, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee carries out extensive checks to prevent possible international child abductions. Are you traveling abroad with a child over which you have joint custody or over which you do not have custody? You can use this form to demonstrate that you have permission from the persons who have custody of the child to travel abroad with the child. More information can be found on the website of the national government.

Do I have to present a visa on arrival?

Yes, for some nationalities a Visa on Arrival will also suffice. However, this is not the case for Dutch passport holders and they must arrange a regular visa or e-visa in advance.

About applying for the visa for Egypt

How do I apply for a visa for Egypt?

You can easily apply for an Egypt visa via our online application form on this website. After filling in you will be redirected to our payment page from where you can pay quickly and easily with iDeal, Paypal, Bancontact or Credit card.

How far in advance can I obtain an Egypt visa?

The Egyptian Immigration Service recommends applying for the visa a few weeks before departure. Normally, an application does not take more than a few hours, but in the rare cases that an application is rejected, there is still enough time to make an appointment at the consulate to possibly obtain a different type of visa.

If you prefer to obtain a regular visa for Egypt (business / private / internship / work etc.), please contact us. We use different rates and processing times for this than for the electronic visa.

Can we apply as a group?

Yes, it is possible to add multiple travelers to Egypt together on one application form. Because a lot of data only has to be entered once, this can save a lot of input.

How can I pay for my Egypt visa application?

You can easily apply for an eVisitor visa for Egypt via our online application form on this website. After filling in you will be redirected to our payment page from where you can pay quickly and easily with iDeal, Paypal, Bancontact or Credit card.

How do I receive the Egypt visa?

Completing the eVisitor application form online takes approximately five minutes. After the corresponding payment has been processed, the request will be processed by us and you will receive an email with the confirmation of your request. Immediately after your application has been approved, you will again receive an email from us containing the digital visa, which you can download. Although rarely requested, we recommend that you print it out and take it with you when you travel to Egypt.

Do I have to present a visa upon arrival if I arrive by cruise ship?

Yes, the way of entry into Egypt does not affect the visa requirements.

Required documents

Which information is required for my application?

The eVisitor visa for Egypt to apply for is simple, you just have to fill in the online application form, it is important to have your passport (which must be valid for at least 6 months after arrival) at hand.

Which conditions apply to my passport?

The passport of application must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Egypt. If you apply for a new passport after the application, you must also apply for a new visa as they are linked, so a visa linked to an expired passport is not valid.

Does my passport state the letter O or the number 0?

Document numbers in the Netherlands never contain the letter “O”, but they can contain the number “0”. Even though it seems that there is a letter O in your passport, it will be the number 0. It is also important to know that document numbers in the Netherlands are nine characters long.

Belgian document numbers may include the letter (s) “O” and / or the number “0”. Belgian document numbers are eight characters long and always start with two letters followed by six numbers.

Do I need to book a hotel and a flight in advance?

To apply for the electronic visa for Egypt you must provide both a hotel confirmation in the name of the travelers and a return ticket by name in .PDF format. You must upload this file after completing our online application form.

Questions about canceling, changing and possible rejection for the Egypt visa

I made an error on my application and/or documents. Can I correct this?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to make changes for applications already submitted. The only way to correct an error is to submit a new application. In this case, the payment will also have to be paid again.

Can I get my money back if I will not make use of the visa?

If your application is approved, you will never receive your money back. Not even if you do not use your eVisitor visa for Egypt. Regular visas are also not reimbursed if you will no longer use them. In the unlikely event that you have a new passport and have a valid Egypt visa, you must apply for it again and again pay the costs for linking a new visa to your new passport. The old visa is automatically declared invalid on a new regular visa application for Egypt.

Can I cancel an existing application?

Cancellation is only possible before payment is completed. As soon as we have received the payment of your eVisitor visa application, we will process it immediately and refund of your payment is no longer possible from that moment.

If you made a mistake with the application, you can submit a new application. Costs for this new application are entirely at your own expense.

Other questions regarding the visa for Egypt

How do you handle my personal data?

Other questions regarding the visa Your data will only be used by us for the processing of your eVisitor visa application. In doing so, we respect the privacy of each user of our site and will ensure that all personal information you provide to us will be treated confidentially. We strongly inform you that your data will not be sold or used for any other commercial purposes.

Should you have any further questions regarding your privacy, please review our  privacy policy  or contact us.

Where can I get help if needed?

Always try to find your question on this page first, in almost all cases you will find the answer to your question regarding your Visa Australia application here.

In the unlikely event that you find no or insufficient answer to your question, we will of course be happy to help you, click here to contact us.

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