Canadian travelers who want to spend their vacations in Egypt are no longer required to go to the Egyptian embassy in order to get their visas.
Back in 2017, Egypt’s Government has launched an electronic visa for the citizens of 46 countries. Canada is one of them, which means an Egypt visa for Canadian citizens is more accessible than ever. You can use the services provided by iVisa to get one, and the process is quite straightforward.
In this article, we will explain you what are all the things needed for you to properly apply for this e-Visa.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a Canadian citizen, do I need a visa to enter Egypt?
Yes, Canadian citizens need a visa to enter Egypt, but this can be an electronic visa.
What is an Egypt e-Visa for Canadian Citizens?
The Egyptian government launched an e-Visa system in 2017 that gives permission to foreign citizens to enter the country with an online process. This system is known as e-Visa.
How long can Canadian Citizens stay in Egypt with an e-Visa?
While you get your Canadian passport and your e-Visa, you can stay in Egypt for 30 days Total.
What are the requirements?
Before starting the application process, it is best if you gather a few documents you need. Here is the list:
A valid passport – It shouldn't be a problem to get a passport. If you have one, make sure that it is valid and remains as such at least for another six months from your date of arrival in Egypt. Otherwise, your visa application could be denied.
A scan of the information page of your passport – You will be required to upload it in step three of the application form.
The destination location name and street address where you will be staying. This information is important when filling in the information in the application form.
Means of payment – Since you are required to make the payment before you submit your application (step two of the process) 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.
How long is this e-Visa valid for Canadian Citizens?
Your Egyptian e-Visa expires 90 days after issued.
What are the prices you need to pay?
This wil vary according to how soon you need your e-Visa. With iVisa you have three options:
Standard processing time – when you select this option, you Egypt eVisa will arrive via email within 6 Business Days. This is the cheapest processing time you have at hand. It costs only USD 55.00.
Rush processing time – this option will shorten the application processing time by one day. Your application will be processed within 4 Business Days. You will be charged USD 70.00 in total.
Super Rush processing time – if you are in a rush and need to be on a plane to Egypt as fast as possible, this is the alternative for you. Your application will be processed within 2 Business Days. As you may have guessed, the price goes higher as well. You will be charged USD 120.00.
The fees above are for the 90-day single-entry visa. If you need a multiple-entry Egypt eVisa, prices might vary
How much time do I need to apply?
You just need a few minutes to complete the online form. In less than 20 minutes you might be ready.
How can I apply for the Egyptian e-Visa?
Step one will ask you to fill in your personal information like name, address, e-mail, passport info, etc. You must also select the visa type and the processing time at this point.
Step number two consists of payment and revision.
And the last step will require you to upload additional documents and answer other personal questions. Once you are done, you hit the submit button and wait for your Egypt e-Visa to arrive in the timeframe you selected.
What happens if I'm just in the transit area?
You won't need to apply for a visa as long as your transit layover lasts less than 48 hours.
Keep in mind that you might leave the airport but you will need to keep your documents on hand.
If your layover time is less than 6 hours, you may leave the transit area, but you're not able to leave the airport.
What are the requirements if I want to print the Egypt e-Visa?
Before entering the country you have to provide a printed version of your Egyptian e-Visa. This document must be printed on a sheet of blank letter-sized white paper.
I am traveling with my kids, do I need to apply for them too?
No, you don't have to. Parents can apply for their kids in conjunction with their application.
When should I apply for the Egypt e-Visa?
You can do it anytime as long as you plan your trip properly. However, we always recommend to do it at least one to two weeks before the departure date.
Is it safe to apply with iVisa?
Yes, defiantly. We guarantee our service due to our maximum security with personal information. You can feel completely secure when using our website, we won't risk any of your personal data.
Can I read more info about this e-Visa?
As you can see, getting an Egypt visa for Canadian citizens is a simple and quite fast process. However, if you still need some help, you have to remember that iVisa offers you an special support 24/7. Contact us today!