Egypt Visa for Indians: Online Visa Application Process
Last Updated : 22-Feb-2024
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Indian nationals travelling to Egypt must apply for an Egypt visa for tourism, which allows them to visit the country for reasons such as sightseeing and vacationing.
Egypt e-visa is an electronic visa that you can apply for online (no passport submission required).
Egypt e-visa is good for short-term travel.
— Visa type
— Egypt e-visa cost
— Egypt e-visa processing time
— Egypt e-visa validity
— Length of stay
Do Indians need a visa for Egypt?
Yes, Indian nationals need a visa to enter Egypt for tourism purposes. You can apply for an Egypt e-visa through Atlys or the government website. However, if you use the government website, you must arrange an authorisation letter. Failure to do so will lead to issues at immigration.
Important: You cannot use the e-visa portal to apply as an individual; only group applications are allowed.
Is there an Egypt visa on arrival for Indians?
Indians are not eligible for a visa on arrival (VOA) in Egypt.
To enter Egypt, Indian nationals must apply for an e-visa before travelling. Applying for an e-visa is a straightforward online process that can be done through Atlys or directly via the government portal.
Egypt visa requirements for Indian citizens
Since the e-visa for Egypt from India is an online application, you must upload digital copies of your required documents. The required documents you need to submit on the Egypt online application form are:
Passport: A valid passport or travel document with at least two blank pages. It must be valid for 6 months after the end of your trip.
Passport-size Photo: A digital passport-size photograph taken recently on a white background, compressed to 512KB and in JPEG format.
Egypt visa fees for Indian nationals
A single-entry Egypt e-visa fee is ₹2,350.*
*The Egypt visa cost for Indians will be charged as per the exchange rate on the day of the application.
Online Egypt visa application process for Indians
Before diving into the details of securing your Egypt e-visa, we want to ensure you're aware of all your options. You can either apply through Atlys or handle the application process yourself.
How do you apply for an Egypt visa on Atlys?
To get your visa on time, here's a quick overview of what to expect when applying online through Atlys.
Start application: Begin your Egypt e-visa application journey by visiting Atlys.
Upload or take your photo: You can upload or take a new photo directly through the portal. Upload or scan your passport through the portal.
Provide your details: Fill in the required personal and travel information accurately.
Finalise and pay: Review your application, checkout, and pay the applicable visa fees.
Why Choose Atlys?
Egypt visa is only valid when accompanied by an authorisation letter. You get this for free when doing a visa with Atlys.
Egypt visa approval times are often between 8 and 14 working days. With Atlys, you can get your visa in 7 days.
Atlys has tie-ups and public relations officers at Egypt Immigration to ensure that visas come on time.
You can also apply for your entire family on Atlys in one go.
How to apply through government websites
Only group applications are allowed through the government portal. If you are applying as a group, you can start your e-visa application on the official government portal.
Create an account: The first step is to create an account on the e-visa portal. To create an account, follow the steps outlined. After you create one, you'll get an email asking you to confirm your email address.
Create a new application: Once signed in, you can start a new application. You must provide your personal information and details of your trip.
Upload your documents: Upload the digital copies of your required documents. Be sure they meet the size and format requirements mentioned above.
Pay the visa fee: Once your documents are uploaded, you can pay the Egypt visa fees. Under "Your Applications," you'll find the application you just finished. Pay the applicable visa fee. If you encounter visa application issues, check out our guide to learn more about the Egypt e-visa payment issues A 5% surcharge will apply for most international cards for EGP transactions. You can avoid this by using Atlys.
Wait for your visa: Your visa will now be processed and can take up to 8 working days to process. You will then receive your visa via email if you are approved.
Tips to Apply
To avoid processing time delays, double-check that all your information is correct and matches your passport.
Ensure that your documents meet the size requirements and format (less than 512kb in PNG or JPG).
If you're travelling for non-tourism purposes, enter the details of your invitation letter. For tourism, you can list your hotel as the host.
Apply well before your travel dates to account for any unexpected delays in processing.
After submitting, regularly check the status of your e-visa application online to address any follow-up requirements or corrections promptly.
Receive your approved Egyptian visa
After completing the Egypt visa online application, you'll have to wait for it to be processed. Therefore, you're advised to apply for the visa as soon as you know your travel plans so you have enough time for processing.
Once your visa is approved, we will let you know it's ready. You can then download the e-visa and print it out for your trip.
Through the government:
Once the e-visa is processed, you'll receive your e-visa in PDF format. You must print and carry this document with you when travelling to Egypt.
Government visa portals are known for their issues regarding payment, uploading documents, and photo problems. Additionally, Indians can only apply for the e-visa in groups.
How the approved Egypt visa for Indian nationals looks:
How the authorisation letter for Indian nationals looks:
Egypt e-visa information for Indians
How to check Egypt e-visa status?
Once you have submitted your application, you can verify the outcome of your e-visa application by following these steps on the Government website:
Access the Egypt e-visa webpage.
Once you are on the Immigration Portal webpage, locate and click on the section or link designated for checking your e-visa application status.
Enter the necessary information, including your registration code, email address, and date of birth, to check and obtain your e-visa result.
After entering all the required information, double-check to ensure accuracy, and click the "Submit" or "Check Status" button.
The system will process your request, and if your e-visa application has been approved, the result will be displayed on the screen. You can download and print your e-visa directly from the website if approved.
Egypt e-visa processing time
The Egypt visa processing time from India through the government website can take between 8 and 14 business days. On Atlys, you can receive your approved e-visa in just 7 working days.
Egypt e-visa validity & length of stay
The Egypt tourist visa for Indian nationals typically has a validity period ranging from 30 days to 90 days from the date of issue.
Single-entry Egypt e-visa: Valid for 90 days and allows a maximum stay of 30 days.
Our Commitment to Visa Accuracy
All the information in this blog is sourced from official government website, ensuring reliability and accuracy. You can trust the content to be accurate, but remember to stay informed, as changes may happen without notice.
Government fees and processes can change over time. Atlys recommends double-checking the government website for the most current and up-to-date information before applying.
Frequently Asked Questions
When you arrive in Egypt, make sure you have the following with you:
Your valid passport (or valid travel document) is valid for 6 months from the date of your arrival.
Your e-visa printout,
An authorisation letter. This comes with your visa when you use Atlys.
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