Before logging on to the online application form, international visitors must check they meet the requirements for international travel for Japanese citizens. The main conditions for the Egyptian e-Visa include the following:
- Have a Japanese passport valid for at least 6 months on their arrival date
- Provide a frequently used email address
- Use a debit or credit card
They must also have the following information ready concerning their passport and travel plans:
- Digital image of the passport’s biographical page
- Digital id photo (passport-style)
- Accommodation details in Egypt
Japanese travelers with a passport whose validity will be less than 6 months on the arrival date in Egypt must send it for renewal before applying for the e-Visa. This online visa is unique and can only be linked to one passport. If a Japanese visitor has had to replace or renew their passport after applying for the e-Visa, they should note it cannot be used with the new one.
We recommend Japanese applicants to check the card they plan to use for payment has been previously authorized for online payments. Lastly, they should note that the Egyptian government will issue the approved e-Visa plus all communications by email, so we recommend registering with a frequently used email id.
Japanese nationals looking to travel to Egypt for other motivations such as full-time job-seeking opportunities or higher education should note the e-Visa does not apply to their situation. We recommend they schedule a visit to the Egyptian embassy in Tokyo and enquire about further visa options.