How long is the e-visa valid for travel to Egypt?

Before applying for an e-visa for Egypt, it is necessary to know how long it is valid for. Find out everything you need to know about the validity period.

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The e-visa for Egypt has a limited validity period, which means that you will only be able to use it for a certain period of time after you obtain it. However, the length of validity of this document will also depend on the type of e-visa you have applied for. There are indeed two types of e-visa for Egypt with the single entry e-visa and the multiple entry e-visa. In this article, we suggest you discover the validity periods of these two types of travel authorisation.


Duration of validity of the single entry e-visa for Egypt :

If you have applied for a single-entry visa for Egypt, this permit will allow you to stay in the country for up to 30 days. It can be used within a period of 3 months from the date of issue.

As the name suggests, this visa can only be used once and for one entry into the country. Therefore, if you wish to enter Egypt more than once, you must apply for a multiple-entry visa.

To obtain a single-entry e-visa, simply tick this option in the online application form.


Duration of validity of the multiple-entry e-visa for Egypt :

If your trip will take you in and out of Egypt several times, or if you wish to visit Egypt several times over a short period of time, then it will be best to apply for a multiple-entry e-visa.

The multiple-entry visa will also be valid for stays of up to 30 days per entry but can be used for up to 180 days from the date of issue.

The procedure for obtaining this type of visa is the same as for the single-entry e-visa. All you need to do is select the multiple entry option on the form. Note, however, that this e-visa will cost more than the single-entry visa.


How do I know if the e-visa for Egypt is valid?

When you apply for an e-visa for Egypt, your e-visa is sent to you by email. You will then need to print out this visa to present when you arrive in the country with your passport. Of course, the passport used must be the same as the one you entered in your e-visa application.

The dates of validity of your visa are indicated on the visa, so you can easily find them.


Duration of validity of the visa requested on arrival in Egypt :

As you probably already know and even if it is not recommended, it is possible to obtain an e-visa for Egypt on arrival.  Of course, this visa should only be used if you have not had the time to apply for a visa online beforehand, i.e. if you are going to Egypt in less than 7 days, as this type of visa has some major drawbacks, including a loss of time on arrival with sometimes very long waits at the counters.

The visa on arrival will be valid for 30 days. It will be a single entry visa in all cases.


When does the e-visa for Egypt come into effect?

When you apply for an e-visa for Egypt online, you will be asked to indicate your expected date of arrival. This date must be at least 7 days after your application.

If your departure date is within 30 days of the date of your application, your e-visa will be valid immediately upon approval by the Egyptian authorities. It will expire 90 days after it is issued.

If you plan to leave in more than one month, your application may be put on hold and processed in any case within 30 days of your expected arrival date.  Again, your visa will be valid for 90 days after approval.


What is the maximum duration of stay in Egypt with the e-visa?

If the validity of the e-visa for Egypt is 90 days, the maximum duration of your stay will be 30 days. In addition, the entire stay must take place within the 90-day validity period, including the date of arrival and the date of departure.

The validity period should not be confused with the authorised length of stay of the e-visa. Once your e-visa has been granted, i.e. a few days after your application, you will be able to stay for the 90-day validity period following its granting and for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Ideally, however, we recommend that you apply for an e-visa at least one week before your departure to Egypt and ideally between one week and one month before that date.

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