Before Canadians proceed to initiate their application form, they must first read the visa conditions for Canadian passport holders to ensure they comply with international travel requirements. With regards to the Egyptian e-Visa, the main conditions they will need to meet are summarized below:
- Have a Canadian passport valid for at least 6 months on their arrival date
- Provide a frequently used email address
- Use a debit or credit card
- Share accommodation details in Egypt
- Submit a digital id photo (passport-style)
- Have a digital image of the passport’s biographical page
Canadians with a passport set to expire in less than 180 days will need to renew it before requesting the Egyptian e-Visa. They should also note that the e-Visa is an online visa and is electronically linked to just one passport at a time. If they renew or have to replace their passport after having applied for the e-Visa, then it will no longer be valid since it cannot be transferred to a second travel document.
We also recommend they confirm the credit or debit card they plan to use has been previously activated for online payments. Lastly, they should ensure they provide an email id they frequently use since all communications between them and the Egyptian government will be done purely by email or online chats.
Canadian passport holders interested to travel to Egypt for purposes other than tourism or for a more stable period of time, such as employment or further studies, should request a visit to the Egyptian embassy in Ottawa or the Consulate in Montreal for further details.