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Egypt Visa on arrival vs. e-Visa

Egypt Visa on arrival vs. e-Visa
iVisa | Updated on Oct 07, 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 eVisa. Even though both visa types have the same purpose and both allow you to enter Egypt legally, by applying for an Egypt eVisa 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)

Visa On Arrival

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 eVisa?

An eVisa 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.

How do I know if I am eligible for the eVisa?

There are 46 countries whose citizens can get an Egypt eVisa (more than for the visa on arrival), 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 eVisa?

Getting an Egypt eVisa 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!

What do I need to apply for an Egypt eVisa?

We require just a few documents to submit your application:

  • A passport scan.

  • The destination location name and street address.

  • Credit/debit card or Paypal account.

How long does it take to apply for an Egypt eVisa?

Filling in the application form will take you less than 10 minutes. That's all you need to do! And you can do it from the comfort of your house! Then, iVisa handles the rest and sent you your eVisa to the email provided.

What are the processing times and prices?

iVisa offers three options for it:

  • Standard processing – your visa application is processed within 6 days, and the price is USD 55.00 (service fees included).

  • Rush processing – you will receive your visa within 4 days, and the total price of it is USD 85.00 (service fees included).

  • Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your eVisa in only 48 hours, and you will be charged USD 120.00 (service fees included).

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How does an Egypt eVisa look like?

This is how the Egypt eVisa looks like:

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Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Egypt eVisa?

Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.


By applying for an eVisa 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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