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Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Egypt (Arab Republic of Egypt)

US citizens who wish to visit Egypt must present a visa and valid passport. A renewable 30-day tourist visa is available on arrival at an Egyptian airport for US$15. However, those traveling by land, or holders of official or diplomatic passports and those who have previously had difficulty with their visa status in Egypt should obtain a visa prior to arrival in the country. Military personnel who are arriving in Egypt via commercial flights are also required to secure a visa beforehand.

General Requirements:

  1. 2 pieces of 2 x 2 photos, recently taken.
  2. Passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least 1 blank page.
  3. Fee.
  4. For non-Americans: Photocopy of Green Card or valid US visa and photocopy of round-trip ticket or itinerary.
  5. For business visa: Letter from the company indicating the purpose of trip and financial guarantee from the company.
  6. Self-addressed, stamped, certified envelope for the return of the passport. The Embassy will not be held liable for loss of documents while in transit.

Visa Processing Fee:

The visa fee is US$15 for US citizens. Payments are to be made in cash or money order only, made payable to the Consulate of Egypt.

Important Notice: For more information, you may contact:

Egyptian Consulate, Washington, D.C.

3521 International Court N W
Washington, D.C.
Telephone: (202) 966-6432
Fax: (202) 244-4319

Egyptian Consulate, New York City

1110 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Telephone: (212) 759-7120 / 7121 / 7122
Fax: (212) 308-7643

Egyptian Consulate, San Francisco

3001 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Telephone: (415) 346-9700 / 9702 / 9352
Fax: (415) 346-9481

Egyptian Consulate, Houston

5718 Westheimer Road
Suite 1350
Houston, TX
Telephone: (713) 961-4915 / 961-4916 / 961-4407
Fax: (713) 977-0323

Egyptian Consulate, Chicago

500 N. Michigan Ave.
19/F Suite 1900
Chicago, IL
Telephone: (312) 828-9162
Fax: (312) 828-9167

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