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Egypt Visa on arrival vs. e-Visa

Egypt Visa on arrival vs. e-Visa
iVisa | Updated on Jun 06, 2019

Before traveling to Egypt, you should first check and see whether you are eligible for an Egypt visa on arrival or for an Egypt e-visa. Even though both visa types have the same purpose and both allow you to enter Egypt legally, by applying for an Egypt e-Visa you save more time than when you issue a Visa on Arrival, which means you will get to make the most out of your time in Egypt. More information about both types of visas is detailed below.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What nationalities can have a visa on arrival to Egypt?

There are 41 countries whose citizens are eligible for an Egypt visa on arrival: the 27 states in the European Union, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, South Korea, Macedonia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As long as you are a citizen of one of the states mentioned above, you can have your visa on arrival.

How can I obtain a visa on arrival and what is its price?

As its name suggests, this visa is issued when the traveler arrives in Egypt. Once you land, you need to go to the visa on arrival window after getting in the queue at the immigration office. There, you need to pay USD 25.00, and you will be given a visa sticker to stick to a blank page of your passport.

Keep in mind, however, that when you pay for your Egypt visa on arrival, you need to pay in US dollars precisely. You are not allowed to use any other currency, and it is preferable if you have the exact amount. Also, you need to pay in cash because credit or debit cards are not accepted.

What is an e-visa and what is its cost?

An e-Visa is a type of document that arrives via e-mail in PDF format and it is also electronically attached to your passport. It is very simple to obtain and has a much easier and practical issuing procedure than the visa on arrival. The cost of an e-Visa is USD 25.00, the same as a visa on arrival, and you can apply online by yourself anytime and anywhere. However, when filling out the online application for your visa you need to be careful and accurate with the information since there are no refunds in case there's a mistake in the application. Fortunately, iVisa can help you with the application process for a fee of USD 25.00 which can vary depending on how fast you want to obtain your e-Visa. We also have an incredible support service ready to help you 24/7 with this process.

How do I know if I am eligible for the e-visa?

There are 46 countries whose citizens can get an Egypt e-visa, and in order to find out whether you are eligible or not, you can use iVisa's visa checker. Just choose your nationality and Egypt as a destination, and the information will unfold right in front of you.

How can I apply for an e-visa?

Getting an Egypt e-visa requires an application form. You need to complete an online form with all the required information, upload some documents, and make the payment. Once you hit submit, iVisa will send your application to the visa issuing authority. All that is left for you to do is wait for your visa to arrive in the timeframe you choose and you will be ready for your trip to Egypt!

How does an Egypt e-visa look like?

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By applying for an e-Visa instead of a Visa on Arrival you will not only save time but also, by using iVisa services, you will be much less stressed about your application process and your visa being denied since you will have a group of experts taking care of your application. Remember that you need assistance or have any doubt, all you have to do is call iVisa’s support service. It is available to help you 24/7.

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