General Information
  • Nationals from UK , EU and USA travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts ONLY, for a maximum of 15 DAYS, do not require a visa prior to travelling as a free entry permission stamp will be granted upon arrival. If they intend to travel outside of the above mentioned areas they MUST obtain a Visa.
  • Nationals from (Arab countries) are advised to contact the Consulate General before applying for the visa in order to confirm the required documentation.
  • For The following nationalities and holders of Travel Documents, please see Section I: Iran, Tunisia, Somalia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan (non residents in the UK), Djibouti, Mauritania, Comoros, Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger, Chad, Israel, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Moldova, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
  • In addition to UK and EU nationals, citizens of the following countries can obtain visa upon arrival at any of the Egyptian ports of entry: Australia, Canada, Croatia, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Macedonia, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Ukraine and USA.
  • Chinese students can obtain a single entry tourist visa provided that the following requirements are met:
    • All the ordinary requirements for applying for a visa to Egypt (check the sections for ‘applying for visa in person or by post’)
    • A letter from a recognized UK University addressed to the Egyptian Consulate General, stating duration of enrolment.
    • Return flight ticket.
    • Minimum of 6 months validity on UK student visa.
  • Malaysian nationals
    Malaysian nationals can stay in Egypt for up to two weeks without a visa. If their stay exceeds two weeks, the usual requirements apply.
  • Any nationality that is not mentioned above, requires a visa prior to travel.
  • Business Visa
    Business visa are needed for conferences, seminars and courses.

The Egyptian Consulate General in London reserves the right of refusal for any visa application.

All inquiries related to the issuance of Visas should be emailed to:
visa@egyptianconsulate.co.uk

please dial extensions 229 or 237 when you hear the automated message
Should you require assistance with your trip to Egypt
(not related to visas) please contact the
Egyptian Tourist Office – Tel: 0207 493 5283
Email: tourismegypt@visitegypt.org.uk

Applying for visa in person

Requirements:

  1. Passports – All nationalities 
    All passports must be valid for at least 6 months on the date of travelling.
  2. Passports – Non European 
    Holders of non-European passports must have a valid UK visa for at least 6 months from the date of issuance of visa. (Other requirements may be needed for certain nationalities, please check Section I )
    Except: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America and UK.
  3. Photographs
    The applicant must provide two recent colored passport sized photograph (45mm x 35mm) taken against a white background, with the name of the applicant written on the back and attached to the application form.
  4. Application Form
    A completed application must be provided by each applicant. Forms can be obtained from the Consulate General or downloaded by clicking here.
  5. Fee Payment (See Visa Fees)
    Cash is the only accepted form of payment for visas when applying in person.
    Please note:Scottish currency is not accepted
  6. Collection
    Given that all necessary documents are provided, visa is to be collected (AFTER TWO WORKING DAYS) of submitting the application when applying in person.
    The applicant who applies personally should collect his/her passport personally as the consulate will not send his/her passport by post even if a return envelope will be provided.

 

Please note: Visa applications can be lodged at the Consulate by a third party, on behalf of applicant/s.

Applying for visa by post

Requirements:

  1. Passports – All nationalities 
    All passports must be valid for at least 6 months on the date of travelling.
  2. Passports – Non European 
    Holders of non-European passports must have a valid UK visa for at least 6 months from the date of issuance of visa. (Other requirements may be needed for certain nationalities, please check Section I )
    Except: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America and UK.
  3. Photographs
    The applicant must provide two recent colored passport sized photograph (45mm x 35mm) taken against a white background, with the name of the applicant written on the back and attached to the application form.
  4. Application Form
    A completed application must be provided by each applicant. Forms can be obtained from the Consulate General or downloaded by clicking here.
  5. Fee Payment (See Visa Fees)
    The EXACT amount of fee/s is to be sent by Postal Order ONLY. Postal Orders must be made payable to ‘The Egyptian Consulate General’ and have the initials and postcode of sender written on the back.
    If the postal order is not sent with the EXACT amount, it will be returned back to the sender with all his/her documents and the consulate will not issue the visa.
  6. Return of passports
    A self-addressed return envelope with name and address clearly written in BLOCK CAPITAL letters, with recorded or special delivery stamps ONLY must be sent with the application/s so that the Consulate can return the envelope by Special Delivery/ Recorded Delivery. Applicants are advised to check with the Post Office regarding the rate, weight and routing of their passport/s.
    Please note (no franked mail will be accepted)

Given that all necessary documents are provided, visa is to be processed after 5 working days of submitting the application when applying by post.
Passports and applications sent to the Consulate by post must be returned to the applicants by post and can not be picked up personally

Please note: If the above requirements are not fulfilled, the Consulate will return the documents without issuing the visa.

THE CONSULATE GENERAL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PASSPORTS OR ANY DOCUMENTS SENT BY POST.

The applicant must be present at the address written on the return envelope during Post Office delivery hours to receive and sign for receipt of his/her passports, to avoid their return to the Consulate. Passports can be returned to the applicant’s work address, but please ensure that the correct address is written on the return envelope.
Please note that multiple visa applications may be sent to the Consulate together, but please ensure that the correct size self-addressed envelope is enclosed for return by post.

Application fees

Visa Fees

NATIONALITIES

FEES (£)

 

Tourist

Business

 

Single

Multiple

Single

Multiple

UK and all other Nationalities that are not listed below

£20

£32

£65

£105

Cyprus Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, and USA

£12

£12

£12

£12

Germany

£13

£13

£13

£13

South Africa

Fee Exempt
(Visa must still be obtained)

Canada

£20

£32

£50

£75

Zimbabwe

£40

£62

£40

£62

Nigeria

£65

£105

£65

£105

If applying by post the fee must be paid by postal order.
If applying in person the fee must be paid in cash only.

Section I

For holders of travel documents and nationals from the following countries, visa APPROVAL MUST BE SOUGHT from the competent Authorities in Egypt:
Iran, Tunisia, Somalia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan (non residents in the UK), Djibouti, Mauritania, Comoros, Burundi, Rwanda, Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Niger, Chad, Israel, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Moldova, Philippines,  Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Approval/rejection of application takes from 4 to 6 weeks and the Consulate will contact the applicant via email/telephone/SMS to inform him/her of the decision taken regarding his/her application.
We advise not to make any flight or hotel booking before getting the approval.

Kindly note that original documents and fees are NOT required until approval has been obtained.

Requirements:
On initial application the following PHOTOCOPIED documents are required:

  1. Passport
    One photocopy of passport or travel document must be provided (2 copies of the UK visa page & 2 copies of the photograph page).
  2. Application Form
    One photocopy of the completed visa Application Form must be provided for each applicant.
  3. Photographs
    The applicant must provide two recent identical colored passport sized photographs (45mm x 35mm) taken against a white background, with the name of the applicant written on the back.
  4. Fee Payment
    The relevant fee depending on the nationality of whom is applying. Please note that this fee is non-refundable (even if the visa is refused).  If clearance is granted, travel document holders must pay a visa fee according to their nationality.

 

Should approval be granted from the Authorities in Egypt, the original passports/ travel documents must be provided either in person, by post or via a third party in order to issue the visa.

Important information
  • Single Entry Visas are valid for 6 months and allow a maximum stay of 60 days in Egypt ONLY.
  • Multiple Entry Visas are valid for 6 months and allow a collective stay of 90 days in Egypt ONLY.
  • A multiple entry visa is valid for one individual passport, and allows the applicant to travel more than once to Egypt, within the 6 months validity.
  • Only one visa is required if passport holder has children under 16 years old added to his/her passport.
  • Children who have their own passports (including babies) require a visa on their passports. If under 16 and applying without an adult then a letter from the parent or legal guardian is necessary.
  • Business visa applications must be submitted with a letter from the Company stating the purpose of the visit,Name and address of the organization to be visited in Egypt.
  • No vaccinations are required for tourists travelling from the U.K. to Egypt. Applicants are advised to check with their G.P. for any vaccination recommendations.
  • EU & USA Nationals are exempted from registration with the local police.
  • Visitors from Egyptian origin or married to Egyptian nationals can obtain a multiple visa free of charge upon providing official proof such as an Egyptian ID or a Marriage Certificate.
  • There is a limit of L.E.5,000 and $10,000 or equivalent, on the amount of cash allowed to be carried in or out of Egypt.
  • Residency visas can only be applied for and obtained in Egypt.
  • Work permits can only be obtained from the local authorities in Egypt, (for further details please check work permits).
  • Pets accompanied by passengers travelling to Egypt require a health certificate legalised by the Veterinary authorities in the United Kingdom indicating all required vaccinations have been administered to the pet, especially Rabies. The administered date of vaccinations should not exceed one year and should not be less than one month.
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Please note that this is an UNOFFICIAL website for the Egyptian consulate and only in place to provide general information for travelers to Egypt, as such we cannot provide any legal advice or follow up on visa applications.

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