Egypt e-Visa Requirements for Citizens of Italy

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The Egyptian government introduced the Egyptian e-Visa (an online visa) in 2017. It grants entry to visitors of selected nationalities, including Italy, to visit Egypt by completing an online visa application.

The Egyptian visa policy determines the main advantages and requirements for the e-Visa. Italian citizens with an approved e-Visa have 90 days (3 months) from the date of issuance to enter Egypt. They can opt for either a single or multiple-entry e-Visa.

Citizens who obtain the single-entry e-Visa will be granted a stay of 30 days. In contrast, those who select the multiple-entry e-Visa will be able to enter and leave from Egypt as often as they need during 6 months, provided none of their visits exceeds 30 days. Lastly, Italian nationals must remember the eVisa only authorizes touristic visits.

What Are The Requirements for Italian Passport Holders?

Before proceeding to the e-Visa application form, international travelers should read through the visa requirements for Italians. The main conditions they must meet to apply for the Egyptian e-Visa include having the following personal details:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months on their arrival date
  • Frequently used email address
  • Debit or credit card

Besides, they must have the following information ready before applying:

  • Proof of accommodation
  • Digital ID photo
  • Digital copy of their passport’s biographical page

Italian travelers with a passport set to expire in less than 6 months on their arrival date must renew it before completing their application process. They should also consider the Egyptian e-Visa is a unique online visa that cannot be transferred to a second travel document. This is especially important for Italians with dual nationality or having had to replace or renew their passport after applying for the e-Visa.

We also recommend Italian applicants to register with an email id they frequently use. The Egyptian government will issue the approved e-Visas plus all other communications by email. They should also ensure the debit or credit card they will use to pay the processing fee to carry sufficient funds and has been previously activated for online transactions.

Lastly, they must also have a booking confirmation of their accommodation in Egypt plus digital copies of their passports’ biographical page and personal ID photo.

Italian passport holders interested to travel to Egypt for other purposes such as full-time employment or higher education should schedule an appointment at the Egyptian embassy in Rome or Consulate in Milan for further information.

Application Process for the Egypt e-Visa from Italy

The application form for the Egyptian is a simple questionnaire that Italians must submit. They will have to share the following personal information:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Passport issue date and expiry date
  • Email id
  • Employment
  • Proof of Accommodation
  • Confirmation of sufficient funds for their stay
  • Travel details
  • Type of entry required

They will continue the form by uploading digital copies of their passport’s biographical page and a personal ID photo (recently taken). We recommend they read through their answers thoroughly before finalizing the questions section since any mistakes or typos could delay or impede their approval.

Do underage visitors from Italy need the Egyptian e-Visa?

Yes, any traveling group from Italy (family or school trips) must note that each citizen must arrive with their individual e-Visa previously approved. Their parents or legal guardians can naturally submit their application on their behalf and use the same email id and payment method.

Payment of fhe e-Visa processing fee by Italian applicants

Italian visitors finalize the e-Visa form by paying the processing fee. As mentioned above, they must confirm their cards have been previously activated for online payments and carry sufficient funds to cover the cost.

How Long Does It Take to Get the Egypt e-Visa from Italy?

The Egyptian government evaluates all the requests received, and Italian applicants will receive the approved e-Visas by email within 7 days. Upon receipt, Italian visitors are recommended to print out a copy and store it next to their travel documents before their departure.

To account for any unexpected delays during busy touristic periods, we recommend Italian citizens to submit their request at least 7 business days before their arrival in Egypt.

Traveling to Egypt with the e-Visa from Italy

Italian visitors must display their passport and a printed copy of their e-Visa upon reaching Egypt. They must remember that once approved, the e-Visa grants them 90 days for their entry into the country. If within this period, they have not reached Egypt, they must re-apply for a new e-Visa.

They must also ensure their return ticket complies with the authorized stay per visit (30 days). If they need to prolong their stay for any reason, they must organize an appointment at the Immigration Office in Egypt to request one.

Can Italian travelers obtain the Visa on Arrival to enter Egypt?

Yes, Italians can receive a Visa on Arrival when they reach Egypt. However, they should note that this visa option sometimes has them queuing for long hours at border control and can only use it for a single entry. The e-Visa is a more flexible and convenient travel option for Italian tourists.

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