HOW TO GET A VISA FOR EGYPT IN THE USA
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Yes! This is about Egypt. A beautiful country embedded with mystical wonders. If you are a U.S citizen and planning a trip to Egypt, this article will provide you with information on how to get a visa for Egypt.
Egypt is one of the many countries which rely on its Tourism industry to help it with its economic policies. This year (2018), Egypt has seen a huge influx of foreign tourists and is expected to continue this trend in the years to come as well.
Tourist VISA for Egypt
But, have you ever wondered how to get a visa for Egypt in the USA? Well, this article will answer this question in detail.
For a US citizen, there are ample VISA relaxations options for several countries. And recently the US government has stepped up to make this process further simpler. That’s right!
As of 2017, you can opt for an Egypt e-VISA. This is to encourage a greater number of people to visit Egypt for tourism activities.
- A tourist VISA of Egypt is valid for 6 months.
- A U.S. citizen can apply for a short-term VISA. The e-VISA is a preferred option for short-term VISA. The short-term VISA can allow you to stay in Egypt for a period of 90days.
- An e-VISA can provide the applicant with either a single-entry VISA or a multiple-entry VISA.
- A single-entry VISA is valid for a period of 30 days. On the other hand, a multiple-entry VISA allows the applicant to stay in the country for a period of 90 days.
- To apply for an Egypt e-VISA, the procedure starts minimum 7-days in advance. Once the required documents are filled out and sent, the confirmation is sent via email.
- Americans can also travel to Egypt with the help of VISA-on-Arrival option. Once they land in Egypt, they can receive their VISA-on-Arrival document from a cubicle of Egyptian visa application centre.
- The VISA application fee for VISA-on-Arrival for U.S. citizens.
Things to Remember
- The visitor or applicant must hold a valid passport document.
- The passport must be held by the applicant for at least 8 months or more from the date of entry.
- The travel itinerary must be set for a period of 30 days or less.
- If the applicant is opting for an online VISA must fill in the details accurately.
- For an e-VISA application, the payment can be made via a Credit or a Debit card.
- In case of VISA-on-Arrival, the tourist must carry enough cash (in USD) to pay the application fee at the VISA kiosk in the Egypt Airport.
- Before the applicant applies for the e-VISA, the dates must be confirmed as it cannot be changed post the VISA application has been approved via email.
- In special cases, a U.S citizen can arrive in Egypt without a VISA for routes taken via St. Catherine, or Sharm El-Sheikh. This particular stay must be completed within 15 days in the Sinai Resort and the neighboring area.
- Travelers can carry items like – alcohol (1L), cigars or cigarettes (25 or 200 respectively), and perfumes (1L) to Egypt provided the measurements are met.
- U.S. nationals can travel with a previous Israeli stamp on their passport.
- In case of an extension, the tourist must pay a late fee of LE100 along with 1 photograph, passport data page (2 copies), and VISA page (2 copies).
- Make use of the VISA stickers available in airport booths upon arrival.