Egypt Visa

All U.S. citizens are required to have an Egypt visa for travel to Egypt. Americans traveling by plane can get a 30-day tourist visa when they arrive at the airport. However, if you are arriving by land; are staying for longer than 30 days; need a business visa; previously had trouble with your visa status in Egypt; or have an official or diplomatic passport, you should secure your travel visa before you arrive. If you do not have the proper documentation, you will not be allowed to enter the country.

Visa Requirements

You must provide the following information when you apply for your visa:

  • A completed visa application form. It is very important that you provide all of the required information. Incomplete or inaccurate applications will not be processed, resulting in a delay in the issuance of your Egypt visa.
  • A U.S. passport with at least six months validity remaining and at least one blank visa page
  • Two passport-size photos with a white background
  • All applicable visa fees
  • Company letter (if applicable). When you apply for a business visa you must submit a letter from your employer explaining the purpose of your trip and providing a guarantee that the company has sufficient funds for your travel.
  • Submitting Your Application

    If you do not plan to get a tourist visa upon your arrival in Egypt, you can either mail your application to the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate or apply in person at the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate. If you submit your application by mail, you must provide a self-addressed stamped certified envelope for the return of your passport and visa. Egypt visa applications are usually processed within 10 business days of being received. Please allow additional mailing time if you submit your application by mail.


    The cost of your visa depends on the type you obtain. The fee for a single or multiple entry tourist visa is $25. The cost of a single entry business visa is $25, while the cost of a multiple entry business visa is $40. There is no cost for individuals who hold official or diplomatic passports to obtain a business visa. Visa payments must be made in the form of cash or money order. Money orders should be made payable to “Consulate of Egypt.”

    Visa Service

    If you need help applying for your Egypt visa, you can authorize a professional visa service like “company name” to secure your visa on your behalf. Visa requirements change frequently, and they vary based on the country you are visiting and the type of visa you need to obtain. Visa services are experts on the most up-to-date visa requirements for nearly every country in the world. They can help ensure your application is complete and accurate before it is submitted to the embassy or consulate for processing. This is critical since even a minor mistake can result in a delay in the issuance of your visa and potentially your travel plans.

    When you work with a professional visa service, the first thing you must do is place your order. After you place your order, you can use their database of the most current Egypt visa requirements to make sure you have everything you need to apply for your visa. If at any time you have questions about your application, a representative from the visa service will be able to help you. Some of the best visa services even have representatives available twenty four hours a day to assist you. When your application is complete and accurate, the visa service will submit it to the embassy or consulate for processing, and your visa will be sent to you as soon as it is issued so you can be on your way.

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