If you thought that traveling to Egypt was hard, you should know by now that getting a visa for Portuguese citizens is handier than ever. Since December 2017, a total of 46 nationalities have gained the right of applying online for an electronic visa, which means that you are no longer required to go to the Egyptian embassy and apply for a visa in a hard way.
On the contrary, now you're able to get it from home, whenever you want, and it only takes approximately 20 minutes. iVisa will help you with that, and to prove it, here's an article with some questions that you might have.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm a Portuguese, this means I require a visa?
Yes, Portugal is one of the countries that belong to the EU, so if you have this nationality, please acquire a visa before traveling to Egypt.
What is an electronic visa for Portuguese?
A few years ago, the Egyptian Government decided to establish an easier method of access to the country for the nationals of some countries. This was done in order to increase tourist visits to their country and to allow them to learn more about its culture. The electronic visa that Egypt offers is processed and obtained online, without the need to follow a traditional procedure with the Embassy or Consulate.
How many days can I stay in the country with this eVisa?
30 days is the total number of days you can stay in Egypt with your eVisa.
What are the requirements?
The application process is pretty straightforward, and you only need to meet a few requirements. You must provide this so that we can expedite your visa:
- A 6-month valid passport - Upload also the passport scan.
- Means of payment
- A valid email address
What's the lifespan of this eVisa?
This Electronic Visa has an expire date of 90 days after issued, after that, you're no longer able to stay in Egypt.
How much do I have to pay?
It will depend on how soon you want your visa. With iVisa you have three options:
Standard processing time USD 55.00 - in 6 Business Days.
Rush processing time USD 70.00 – within 4 Business Days.
Super Rush processing time USD 120.00 – in less than 2 Business Days.
You must also choose a visa type. The fees for the single-entry electronic visa are mentioned above, while a multiple-entry visa costs you an extra.
What are the differences between the single entry and the multiple entry eVisas?
As you can guess by the name, a Single Entry visa will allow you to enter the country just once, while the Multiple Entry permits you to enter multiple times. Also remember that the maximum amount of days your visa is valid is 90 days after issued.
This means that for example, in the case of multiple-entry visas, you can enter Egypt and leave after 15 days, come back and stay for another 20 days, etc...as long as each stay doesn't exceed 30 days Per Entry, and all entries occur within 90 days.
How much time do I need to apply?
Not as much as you think, with 10 minutes you're probably done.
What is the step-by-step process for obtaining an eVisa?
The application form designed by iVisa could not be simpler. You must go through three steps:
Fill in your personal information and select a processing time.
Make the respective revision and payment.
Last but not least, answer a personal questionnaire and add the documents.
Upon submission of the application, we will work on your visa order. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, you can contact us at any time.
If I only transit through Egypt, do I also need a visa?
In that case you don't need to get a visa if the stop takes less than 2 days and you're able to prove that with your ticket.
Bear in mind that sometimes the passenger must leave the airport, so always keep your passport handy. The same airlines also offer short tours (6-48 hours), so check before taking one of these tours.
If the total transit time is below 6 hours, then you will have to exit the transit area, but not the airport.
This does not apply to Iranian citizens who will always require a transit visa. Those from *Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Philippines, on the other hand, must always remain within the transit area.
Should I take a copy of my eVisa to the airport?
You should know that to enter Egypt, you have to show to the Immigration Officers a printed version of your eVisa. Print it out on a white letter-size sheet.
Double-sided or shortened prints will be rejected.
Do my minors kids also have to apply for a visa?
They must obtain an eVisa too, but they can apply along with their parents' form.
How far in advance can I apply for my visa?
We recommend that you make your application 7 days in advance, but if you are in a pinch, we can help you get it in less time.
Are the services you offer me trustworthy?
Of course, it is! We provide maximum safety and confidentiality of your personal data thanks to a database that we manage internally. This protects your information and prevents its exposure on the Internet. If you want to know more about our services and what our clients say about us, you can enter here.
Do you have any other visas? Where can I get more information about those ones?
For Portuguese citizens, as you can expect, obtaining an eVisa is less laborious and does not require long hours. Contact us now and forget about the long processes and paperwork! is an effortless and quite fast process.