Egypt e-Visa for Citizens of the United Kingdom

If you are a citizen of the United Kingdom who plans to travel to Egypt, it is important to note that you will need a visa in order to do so.

The most efficient way for United Kingdom citizens to travel to Egypt is with an Egyptian e-Visa. Also known as the electronic Egypt tourist visa, it is available as both a single or multiple entry visa for touristic stays in the country, and is obtained through a simple online form.

What is the Egyptian e-Visa for UK Citizens?

The Egyptian e-Visa was introduced in late 2017 as a convenient way for eligible citizens to travel to Egypt for the purpose of tourism and visiting the country.

The visa policy of Egypt states that the Egyptian e-Visa is available for citizens of more than 40 countries, including those from the United Kingdom. Travelers who are interested in obtaining this e-Visa will be pleased to know that the process is quick, simple, and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

The process of applying for the Egyptian e-Visa can be done entirely online. There is no need to travel back and forth to your nearest Egyptian embassy, submit mountains of paperwork, or queue in long lines to submit a visa on arrival application at the border.

Egypt e-Visa Requirements for UK Citizens

The Egypt e-Visa Requirements for United Kingdom citizens are listed below. We recommend keeping the required documents (such as your UK passport and travel itinerary) nearby while filling out the application form so that you may conveniently refer to the information needed.

  • A valid United Kingdom-issued passport that has at least 6 months of validity from the day that the traveler plans to arrive in Egypt
  • A digital copy of the first page of the applicant’s UK passport. This page is where the applicant’s photo, personal information, and passport details are found
  • A digital photo of the applicant that was recently taken (i.e. within the past 6 months)
  • A valid email address in order to receive a copy of the approved Egyptian e-Visa
  • Details of the traveler’s itinerary in Egypt which includes the address of their accommodation(s), intended arrival/exit dates, and proof of funds
  • A valid payment method such as a credit or debit card, in order to pay the application processing fee
  • A device with internet access, such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desk computer to fill out and submit the online application form.

Once travelers have all of the required documents above, they are ready to apply for the Egyptian e-Visa for UK citizens.

How Do UK Citizens Apply for the Egyptian e-Visa?

Once travelers have gathered the required documents, they can apply for their Egyptian e-Visa for British citizens.

The process is done entirely online by completing an Egyptian e-Visa application form from the traveler’s smartphone, tablet, computer, or another internet-enabled device.

The application takes less than 15 minutes to complete and will ask for the traveler’s basic information, contact details, and passport data. There is also a section that will ask about the applicant’s intended plans in Egypt, including the address of their accommodation and the intended date of arrival.

Before submitting the application, travelers are encouraged to go through the form and double-check to make sure the information is accurate and spelled correctly. If there is a mistake on the application, Egyptian Immigration authorities may refuse to issue an e-Visa to the traveler or it may take longer to process.

Once the application is complete and the fees are paid, all that’s left to do is to wait for approval. It normally takes up to 7 business days in order to get approval for the Egyptian e-Visa. For this reason, we advise all travelers to apply for the Egyptian e-Visa from the UK ahead of time so that there is plenty of processing time for the visa to be approved.

Applicants who are traveling with children or other family members should note that each person is required to apply separately for their Egyptian visa online.

How Will UK Citizens Receive their Egyptian e-Visa?

Once a UK citizen is approved for his or her Egyptian e-Visa, they can expect to receive an email with a copy of the visa attached. Please provide an address that you check constantly so that you do not miss the email.

Once the traveler has their approved e-Visa, we recommend printing out a copy in the event that the passport control officer asks to see the paper document

The Egyptian e-Visa for United Kingdom citizens allows travelers to stay in Egypt for 30 days. Likewise, the e-Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue and is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport. Because of this, travelers with dual citizenship must enter Egypt on the passport that they used on the application form.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa

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