Starting December 2017, the citizens of 46 countries can obtain an Egypt electronic visa. That means you can apply for one if you are eligible, and you can do so by avoiding a trip to the Egyptian embassy. Companies such as iVisa can help expedite your application so that your effort is minimal. You can complete the application form from the comfort of your home, and all that with very little money.
How much does it cost?
The price of an Egypt e-Visa depends on two things: processing time and the number of entries you are allowed over the course of your 30-day visa. As for processing time, iVisa gives you the option of choosing which one you want or need. Here is what you can choose from:
Standard – when you select the standard processing time, your Egypt evisa application will be processed within 5 business days. It is ideal for people who are not in a hurry and do not wish to spend too much money on their travel documents. For this timeframe, you will be charged $50 (or the equivalent in your country’s currency). $25 represent the cost of the Egypt evisa itself, while the other half goes to iVisa as a service fee.
Rush – by choosing this, you will be charged $80, but your visa will arrive via e-mail within 4 business days. The price of the visa remains the same, but the service fee goes higher. For that one day, you will have to pay an extra $30.
Super Rush – last but not least, if you want your visa as fast as possible, this option should help you. The visa application will be processed within just 3 business days. As you may expect, the price goes even higher for this option. You will be charged $115 for the Super Rush processing time.
Note: delays almost never happen, but iVisa recommends that you give at least two extra days for your application to be processed. For example, if you choose the Standard processing time of 5 days, you should apply at least 7 days before your departure date. While highly unlikely, you will be notified if and when that happens.
The second factor that determines the cost of your Egypt e-Visa is the number of entries you are allowed on your tourist visa. The prices mentioned above apply to a visa that allows a single entry. If you travel to Egypt back and forth over the course of 30 days, you need a visa with multiple entries. You can apply for that as well, but the prices go up with $35 for each processing time. So, if you want multiple entries, you will have to pay $85 for the Standard processing time, $115 for Rush, and $150 for Super Rush.
Apart from the visa cost and service fee, there are no other hidden fees for you to worry about. However, there is an optional cost. Only if you want, you can register your trip with your country’s embassy. This is a safety measure that can get you out of trouble if something bad happens while you are in Egypt. Your embassy will know about your trip and will provide assistance with getting you out of the country. While the registration is not mandatory, it is recommended.
As for payment, you will be required to make it before submitting your application. iVisa accepts multiple means of payment. You can use a credit or a debit card, and if you have a Paypal account, you can use that as well.