Egypt has allowed the release of electronic visas for the citizens of all European Union countries, which means Austria is on that list as well. If you an Austrian citizen, you do not have to go to the Egyptian embassy to get your visa anymore. Instead, you can apply for one from the comfort of your own home. The process can be expedited by iVisa, it is cheap, efficient, and most important of all, it requires minimal effort on your part.
What do you need?
In order to get the process started, you need to put together a few things. iVisa asks very little of you, and here is a list of what you are required to have:
A valid passport – if you do not have a passport, you can get one easily. If you have one, make sure that it is valid and will remain so at least for another six months from your date of arrival in Egypt. You do not want your application to be denied because of a little detail, do you?
A scan of the information page of your passport – you will be required to upload it in step three of the application form.
Complete a personal questionnaire – step three of the application form will also require you to answer a set of personal questions. It is nothing out of the ordinary. They just want to know the reasons for your travels and such. It should take about 5 minutes of your time.
Means of payment – since you are required to make the payment before you submit your application (step two of the application,) you need to have a credit or debit card ready. If you have a Paypal account, you should know that iVisa accepts that as well.
What is next?
Once you have all of the above, you can move on to the application form itself. There are three easy steps to complete. The first one will ask you to fill in your basic information like name, address, e-mail address, passport info, and so on. You must also select the visa type (multiple or single-entry,) and the processing time. Both those things determine the visa fees. As for the processing time, you have three options:
Standard processing time – when you select this option, you Egypt e-visa will arrive via e-mail within 5 business days. This is the cheapest processing time you have at hand. It costs only $50. $25 is the price of the visa itself, and the other half goes to iVisa as a service fee.
Rush processing time – this option will shorten the application processing time by one day. Your application will be processed within four business days, and you will be charged $80.
Super Rush processing time – if you need to be on a plane to Egypt as fast as possible, this is the option for you. Your application will be processed within 3 business days. As you may have guessed, the price goes higher as well. You will be charged $115.
The multiple-entry visa will cost an additional $35 for every processing time, so you will be charged $85, $115, and $150 respectively.
The second step consists of payment and a revision. Make sure that everything you fill in is accurate. The last step is the one with the questionnaire. You are also required to upload some additional documents, but that is something that differs from case to case. It depends on the situation.
All in all, getting an Egypt visa for Austrian citizens is one of the easiest things you will ever do. If you have trouble with the process, which is highly unlikely, iVisa has an excellent support service that is available 24/7.