How to know the price of a visa for a stay in Egypt?
As with all administrative applications, there is a fee for applying for a visa to travel to Egypt and it is best to factor the cost of this into your travel budget.
It is always necessary to find out the price of a visa before leaving as these prices can fluctuate over time depending on Egyptian government decisions.
The price of a visa for Egypt will also vary depending on the type of visa you wish to obtain? Thus, the official rate at the embassy or consulate will vary between 25€ and 100€.
How much does a regular tourist visa for Egypt cost?
Although the most popular type of visa for travellers to Egypt is the tourist visa, there are many other forms of visa such as business, short stay and long stay. For a tourist visa, it is necessary to apply to the Egyptian embassy or consulate in your home country. For this, you need to fill in a form and send a number of supporting documents.
The consular fee here is 40 euros for a visa that allows a 30-day stay in Egypt and is valid for 90 days after it is issued.
It is also possible to apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa, in which case the fee will be 100 euros. This visa is also valid for 30 days or 90 days and for 180 days. It allows you to enter and leave the country several times.
The price of a business visa for Egypt :
If you wish to travel to Egypt on business, you will also need to provide a specific visa. Here, the price applied may of course be higher than for a tourist visa. This visa may allow you to attend conferences, meetings or sign contracts in Egypt under the same conditions. Only the price will be different here:
For a single-entry business visa, the fee will be 100 euros and the visa will be valid for 30 days or one month.
If your business trip requires a multiple-entry business visa, this fee may be as high as €140, which you will have to pay to the consulate. This visa will be valid for 90 days or three months and the maximum stay will be one month from the date of first entry into the country.
How much does an e-visa cost to travel to Egypt?
Of course, you can apply for your visa electronically as Egypt has had a simplified visa application procedure in place for several years. These e-visas, apart from the fact that they do not require any travel, also have the advantage of being cheaper than traditional visas.
For example, an application for a standard single-entry e-visa valid for 90 days will cost approximately €25 in consular fees plus processing fees. With this visa, you will be able to stay in Egypt for a maximum of 30 days.
For a multiple-entry visa, the consular and government fees will be approximately 55€ plus the processing fee.
How much does a visa cost when entering Egypt?
Some travellers prefer to take the risk of applying for a visa when entering Egypt. Indeed, Egypt allows EU nationals to embark without a visa and to apply for one when disembarking. However, although the fee here is only US$25, it will be necessary to queue at the counter to obtain it, which is a significant waste of time.
Beware of fees that can add to the bill:
While the price of a visa to travel to Egypt is relatively affordable, there are some fees that can add to the bill if the application process does not go as planned.
This is particularly the case if you make a mistake in filling in the online application form. The application will then be refused and it will be necessary to make a new application and pay the fee again.
Applying for a visa on arrival may also cost you more than you expect. It is strongly discouraged as a risky way to obtain your visa. Some travellers have experienced disappointment once they have presented themselves at the visa on arrival counter, where they have been asked to pay a price much higher than the official rate. If there is a problem with the visa-on-arrival application, such as a missing document or incorrect information, the visa-on-arrival cannot be issued. It will then be necessary for the traveller to return to their country by their own means.
One way to keep the cost down is to use an online e-visa service that will ensure that the application is made and that you can get your visa in time for your departure.