Visa/Passport Information – Egypt

All visa and travel information can be obtained from the United States State Department website:

Please thoroughly review the document requirements for each country you will be visiting and allow plenty of time to obtain your passport and required visas. Also, be sure your passport is valid for six months after your return date and has sufficient blank pages for each country’s immigration stamps and visas requirements.

Note: Be sure to allow at least 4-6 weeks (longer if there is a back-log) to get or renew a passport or to get additional pages. Expedited service of 2-3 weeks is available for an extra fee. If you need your passport sooner, consider hiring an expedite company such as Passport Visas Express.

EGYPT- A valid passport and visa are required. Tourists can obtain a renewable 30-day tourist visa on arrival at an Egyptian airport for a $15-$20 fee (dependent on exchange rate), payable in U.S. dollars. Visitors arriving overland, holders of official or diplomatic passports, and/or those who previously experienced difficulty with their visa status in Egypt should obtain a visa prior to arrival. Travelers arriving from Israel at the Taba border crossing are advised to obtain a visa prior to their arrival, otherwise they are granted either a no-fee, 14-day visa valid for travel within Sinai only, or they may buy a 30-day tourist visa for $15 upon submission of a travel agency support letter. The letters are obtainable from travel agents at the border; however, their fees for providing this service vary. The Egyptian Embassy in Washington is currently requiring 7-10 working days to process official visa requests, an expedite letter from the Department of State notwithstanding, so it is incumbent upon all official travelers to submit their visa requests and passports to the Egyptian Embassy well in advance of travel.

For additional information and the most current visa information, visit the Egyptian Embassy website.

For assistance with obtaining passports and visas, contact:

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