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Egypt Visa

Type of Egypt Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Validity: 30 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,799/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders
    wishing to tour Egypt
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Validity:30 days
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,799/-
  • Ideal for:Indian passport holders
    attending business
    meetings, conferences
    in Egypt
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Documents required for Egypt Visa

  • Must have Documents for Egypt Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • 2 recent photographs: colour photo with white background and matt finish(Photo Specification)
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
      • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
      • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation Letter: from host company stating purpose of trip, business details etc
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead.
    • Registration Certificate: of Indian and Egypt company

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Egypt Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Egypt?

    Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Egypt. Egypt visa for Indians can be obtained at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate. In order to get visa for Egypt from India, it is necessary to fulfil the visa requirements and submit the necessary documents. An Egypt visa for Indians can be private, tourist, business and work – depending on the purpose of a visit.

  • add How can I apply for an Egypt visa online?

    It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for Egypt visa online through Akbar Travels.

    - Choose your preferred type of Egypt visa based on your travel type

    - Pay online

    - Submit documents through our pick up & drop service

    - Receive your visa once approved!

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for Egypt visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    -why are you visiting Egypt

    -how long you intend to stay in Egypt

    -how will you support yourself during your time in Egypt

    -what is the purpose of your visit to Egypt

    -type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid

    -where do you intend to travel following your visit to Egypt

    -if you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Egypt

  • add What are the different kinds of visas available?

    Depending upon your purpose of travel, your visa type can be chosen:
    Egyptian Tourist visas- suitable for those who are going there to travel or to visit family and friends. No business activities are permitted.
    Egyptian Business visas- suitable for those participating in short term business activities of their own or their company's.

  • add How long does the Egypt visa for Indians take to process?

    Processing an application for an Egyptian visa normally takes 2-15 days, once all the documents have been successfully submitted.

  • add What kind of entry is my Egyptian visa?

    In most cases, a single entry is granted.

  • add Do I need to submit my passport along with my application?

    Yes, the visa sticker will be affixed to one of the blank passport pages, thus will be required.

  • add Where is my Egyptian visa valid?

    It is valid for the whole of Egypt, subject to Embassy directives.

  • add Can I extend an Egypt visa?

    Yes, you can extend your Egyptian visa by visiting the Office Ministry of the Interior

  • add Can you get an Egypt visa for Indians while in the country?

    No, you cannot get a visa while in the country already. However, visa on arrival can be arranged for those travelling in large groups.

  • add What if my Egyptian visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy of The Arab Republic of Egypt in New Delhi or The Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Mumbai is responsible for the Egypt visa rejection or acceptance of your visa from India. Decisions taken by them are final.

  • add Can I obtain an E-Visa for Egypt?

    There is no provision for E-visa for Indians as of now, however, with our help, you can obtain Egypt visa online.

  • add Is travel insurance mandatory to obtain my visa?

    It is advisable to purchase a medical insurance plan to cover your medical expenses in Egypt, although it is not necessary. Akbar Travels can assist you with the ideal travel insurance plan to ensure yourself against medical emergencies during travel, damage and loss of baggage.

  • add Do I need an Egypt visa if have a stopover in Egypt?

    Holders of onward tickets can transit without a visa for a maximum of 48 hrs.

  • add Will I need a visa even if I arrive by cruise?

    If you arrive by cruise, the visa is usually handled on-board at the ship for you.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for an Egypt visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for an Egypt visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors 4 decades. If you have questions about the Egypt visa information, simply fill in a query form, and a Visa Expert will contact you.

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Simple steps to get a Egypt Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Egypt Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.

Step 2: Pay your visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.

Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.

Step 4: Get your Visa delivered to your doorstep

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Basic Requirements to visit Egypt

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Egypt Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Egypt Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Egypt

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Egypt
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Egypt travel guide

Known as one of the oldest civilizations, tourist-friendly environments and top travel destinations, The Arab Republic of Egypt has it all. Whether you love the heat from the glaring sun, the view of the big marble sea or the diversity of culture and its exotic heritage, Egypt is the place to visit. Caught in the middle of two continents, Egypt links Asia and Africa through the Sinai Peninsula. This Mediterranean country is home to the civilizations of the Pharaohs, Nubians, Persians, Greeks and many more. It is home to the longest and oldest river; river Nile. Read more

Egypt is said to have a peak tourist season from mid-October to May, so that is the best time to experience the beauty if you are going for a holiday. Known for its most iconic landmarks, one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Pyramid of Giza- is still the longest standing attraction in Egypt. 

The official language is Egyptian Arabic. Although French and English are also widely understood by the rest of the population. To ensure a comfortable stay in Egypt, it is recommended to know a few important phrases in the languages understood. Cairo, the biggest city in Egypt, has extensive transportation networks consisting of maritime, railways, roads and subway systems. These ensure that you are well connected to every corner of Egypt, allowing experience the different cultures of the cities and villages. Jetlag in Egypt will never be a problem! The 3.5-hour time difference will not hinder your holiday and will ensure you have a comfortable stay throughout your trip. 

During summers, Egypt can reach up to 45'C so make sure you carry a lot of sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Although, winter nights there may be freezing so don't forget to carry warm socks and sweaters! Gulf Air, Air Arabia, Etihad Airways and Egypt Airways are all airline services offering transportation from India to Egypt. It is an average journey of 6 hours to the native of this ancient beauty, surely worth the travel! 

What to see in Egypt

The mesmerising land of Egypt has the sun, sea, sand, heritage and ancient history, what more could one want? The streets of Egypt will leave you with memories you can never replace and history you can never forget. One of the seven wonders of the world- the Great Pyramid of Giza amongst others such as the Great Sphinx of Giza, the Luxor temple and the Egyptian museums continue to be a tourist's priority when they visit. 

If you are visiting Cairo, the capital of Egypt, your holiday would not be complete if you haven't visited Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, a paradise for shopping lovers. With souks and bazaars everywhere, there are abundant souvenirs to carry home! If you want to experience peace and need a getaway, surely visit the quiet town of Aswan which embodies the largest river in the world, river Nile. Cruise along the river and enjoy the view like no other. Hurghada, a red sea resort town is the perfect place for diving enthusiasts, those who want to relax and experience a vibrant nightlife. It offers luxurious and endless fun activities and services, being the holiday, you've always wanted. 

Your holiday would not be complete without the various deserts and the Home of King Tut (Valley of the Kings), which is home to almost 63 ancient royal tombs. Coming to Egypt, one must remember to visit all the significant historical places and experience their endless traditions. 

Egyptian cuisine is a fusion of several civilizations tastes and spices. Their staple diet consists of kebabs and rice, baba ghanoush and a variety of koftas enriched with their unique spices. Their food will take you through their culinary journey of Greek, Syrian, Turkish, Lebanese and Palestinian influences. The further north you go, the more fish-based dishes will be on the menu because you are closer to the coast. However, as you head south, you will be surrounded by more spicy dishes with a North-African influence hidden in them. Don't forget to taste their mouth-watering specials!

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Egypt Facts and Figures

Name:
Arab Republic of Egypt
Location:
Middle East, North Africa
Capital:
Cairo Read more
Time:
IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs
Language:
Arabic, English and French
Area:
1,002,000 sq km
Population:
97,041,072 (July 2017 est.)
Currency:
Egyptian Pound (EGP). 
National day:
22 February 
Main Airlines:
Air Arabia Egypt E5, Air Cairo CE, Egypt Air MS
International Airports:
Luxor (LXR), Cairo International (CAI), El Nouzha (ALY)
Best Time to Visit:
October to April
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New Delhi 110021
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Other Egypt Visa types

Akbar Travels currently only processes Egypt Tourist visa from India and Business visas. To apply for other types of Egyptian visas listed below, please contact the Embassy.

1. Transit Visa

This is required for those who are passing through the country, but with no intention of staying. If you are flying to another destination and your flight involves landing in Egypt for a connecting flight, this type of visa will be needed if your transit exceeds 48 hrs. 

2. Student Visa

This is for those who are planning to study or take their exams in Egypt. The student needs to present a letter from their university and will be required to present a letter from your university and other such important documents. 

3. Work Visa

This visa is for those foreign citizens who have received an employment offer on a temporary basis from a company in Egypt. It requires obtaining the application form from the nearest Ministry of Manpower and Training Office. 

4. Residence Visa

This is for those who are staying in Egypt for a long duration, which can be applied at the office of the Ministry.