Egypt Visa for Canadians Citizens

Starting October 1, 2023, Canadian nationals will no longer be able to apply for an Egyptian visa online before traveling. Instead, they must secure a visa through an Egyptian embassy or consulate.

E-visas granted before October 1, 2023, will continue to be valid until they expire.

If you have decided you want to visit Egypt then you should know that Egypt is a country that is rich in history, culture, and wonderful landscapes. Whether it is historical sites you want to visit, bask in the glory of breathtaking forests and mountains, or simply looking for a job there, Egypt has got you covered.

Solely based on tourism, Egypt is ranked as the world's top 9 best countries to visit for tourism. Egypt offers sea tourism, recreational tourism, religious tourism, desert tourism, eco-tourism, medical tourism, etc.

Now, with the facility of an Egypt e-Visa provided to citizens of Canada, visiting Egypt has become a lot easier. The process for the e-Visa is straightforward it takes very less time compared to the traditional way of applying through an embassy.

Because of so many tourist sites that are working in Egypt all year round, there are many jobs available for foreigners as well. A big number of foreigners also travel to Egypt for studying purposes. Because of all the job opportunities, studying opportunities, and tourist sites, Egypt has a big number of foreigners living now.

You should choose the visa type that best suits your needs, and apply for that type of visa to plan your trip to Egypt.

Types of Visas that are offered by Egypt to Canadian citizens.

Egypt has categorized Canada as an eligible country to apply for an e-Visa, work visa, visa on arrival, and transit Visa for Egypt with other countries also mentioned on the list. There are three main types of Visas, These three types of Visas are mentioned below.

Egypt e-Visa

The e-Visa is an electronic Visa that permits you to visit Egypt. The e-Visa started getting issued back in 2017 by Egypt There were 43 countries added initially to the list along with Canada, but every year Egypt adds more countries to the list of eligible countries that are eligible for visiting Egypt.

Its process is very simple and gets the job done in a very less time than other methods. It takes only less than 20 minutes to fill out the application form for requesting an e-Visa. The e-Visa grants you a thirty-day stay in Egypt. The e-Visa expires 90 days after it is issued. The e-Visa exists solely for tourism purposes, but you can use it to visit a relative, etc.

The e-Visa mostly gets issued between 3-7 business days after applying. You will receive the e-Visa in a pdf format at the email address you provided in the form.

The e-Visa is available in both types, single entries, and multiple entries.

Egypt Regular Visa

Many types of Visas are available to Canadian citizens in Egypt. The main types of Visas that are available for Canadian citizens, these visas are work visas, student visas tourist visas, medical treatment visas, visiting a relative Visa, business visas, etc.

Visas are issued by applying manually from an embassy or consulate. The duration of stay of Visas ranges from thirty days to five years.

The visa takes up to 10-30 business days depending on the type of visa needed.

Single-entry visas and multiple-entry visas are both available for these Visas.

Transit Visa.

A Transit Visa is issued to those who are either transitioning between flights or wishing to issue a visa on arrival at the airport. The Transit Visa is only issued through an embassy or a consulate that represents Egypt and is located in your country.

The Transit Visa lets you stay in Egypt for 48-50 hours. The transit Visa can not let you get out of the airport in Egypt, but you can tour around the airport and shop if you want in your remaining time there.

The transit Visa gets issued in between 5-15 business days.

A Transit Visa is only available in single entry visa type. The transit Visa is not available in multiple entry types of transit visas.

What are a Single entry visa and a multiple-entry visa?

There are two types of entry Visas available, single entry and multiple entry Visas. Single entry and multiple entry Visas are available for both, normal visas, and e-Visa.

Single entry visa.

The single-entry visa lets you enter Egypt after the issuance of your Visa.

The single entry visa is available for all types of Visas that are offered by Egypt to Canadian citizens.

Multiple entry visa.

The multiple-entry visa lets you enter Egypt multiple amounts of times after your Visa is issued. However, this is only applied until the Visas expiry date arrives.

The Multiple Entry Visa is not available for the transit Visa type because a Transit Visa only lets you stay in the country for less than 48-50 hours.

Documents required for Canadian citizens to apply for a Visa to Egypt.

You have to get a few documents ready before you finalize your application for the Visa.

To apply for any type of visa to go to Egypt, you will need:

  • A passport that is valid for up to the next six months, and the passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • The address of the place/ hotel you will be staying at. The number of the place you will be staying at.
  • Your fees for the Visa.
  • Your ID card has not expired.
  • Your guardian's information in case you are a minor or handicapped.
  • If you are going for a work visa, then you will need to submit a few more documents about yourself, your education, your health condition, and the company you are planning on working for. The organization that you have to be working for has to qualify to accept foreigners to work for them.
  • If you are planning on going to Egypt to study. For a student visa, you should submit evidence of admission into the institution you will be learning from, the place of residence you will be accommodating at, and bank statements proving you can pay the tuition fee for the next six months.

When you are filling out your form for the Visa, e-Visa, or transit Visa, you should check if you have filled out all information and if there is any error or misspelled words. Wrong information provided on the form to request any type of visa can lead to rejection of your form and you can be denied a visa.

If you have requested a Transit visa, then you can request the transit Visa again.

The e-Visa is rarely rejected. If in case your e-Visa is rejected, you need to wait for a certain amount of time before you can apply for the e-Visa to visit Egypt.

If you have requested a Visa that allows you to stay for a longer period as in 1-5 years then your application process will be longer and it will require a lot more documents for you to submit. the organization that has requested you to come will also have to submit a few documents to the embassy or consulate on your behalf.


Frequently asked questions

If you are not a citizen of Canada, you need to check what list of eligibility your country of nationality is on and apply for the Visa accordingly.

If you are a Canadian citizen you should still apply for a visa.

You can not go to Egypt without a Visa, but If you are a citizen of Canada, you can visit Egypt and request a visa on arrival at the airport in Egypt. You will need to wait at the airport's terminal and fill out the form and necessary documents to obtain the Visa. You need to show the visa sticker at the immigration desk. Without the visa sticker, you will not be allowed.

Or You can apply for an e-Visa online before your travel to Egypt, it is a very simple and easy process.

You should apply for an e-Visa up to 1-2 weeks before your departure to Egypt. You should book your flight, and hotel reservations after your e-Visa are issued and confirmed to avoid unnecessary discomfort.

If you are in the transit area, and your in-between flight timings are less than 6 hours, you can leave the transit area and tour around the airport but you can not leave the airport.

If your flight timing is more than 10 hours late, you might be able to exit the airport to go to a hotel but that depends on the current event and situation of your flight schedule.

No, all visa types that allow you to stay for more than 90 days are applied through an embassy and they follow a more time taking protocol for the issuance of the visa. The types of Visas that are categorized in this field are a student Visa, a work Visa, an accompanying relative Visa, staying with spouse visa, these Visas can not be issued on arrival at Egypt's airport. You need to apply for these types of Visas through an embassy or consulate of Egypt that is located in your city in Canada.

Yes, you can ask for an extension of your Visa on your trip to Egypt. It is applicable for you to apply for the Visas extension for your trip before your duration of stay expires otherwise you will need to exit Egypt and then apply for the extension of your Visa from Canada.

Because the process of the e-Visa is completely electronic, the e-Visa is sent to you by email in the form of a pdf. You can keep a copy of it on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and a photocopy just Incase to show it to the immigration office.

You should print your e-Visa on a letter sheet in a black-and-white format, so you can show it to the immigration office.

 

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