If you are an Italian citizen who wants to travel to Egypt, you should know about the types of visas offered to citizens of Italy, and the process of applying for the Visa.
Egypt has been a hot tourist spot for a few years now, it has even ranked as the world's top place to visit among tourists. With the number of ancient artifacts and relics, Egypt has one of the world's best museums. The pyramids of Giza and the sphinx are also in Egypt.
With the ease of applying online for a visa to Egypt for citizens of Italy, you can plan your trip just a few days ahead and go enjoy the beautiful horizons of Egypt.
The electronically issued visa, also known as an e-Visa is famous for being relatively easy to apply for.
Back in 2017, when Egypt launched its e-Visa system, it had over 40+ countries that were eligible to apply for an e-Visa to Egypt but now there are over 180 countries that are deemed eligible to apply for an e-Visa to Egypt.
The e-Visa grants up to thirty days' stay in Egypt, it is available in both, single-entry visas and multiple-entry visas. The process for the visa is completely online, all you have to do is fill out an Egypt Visa Application form, attach the required documents, and submit the fee for your application to be submitted for requesting an e-Visa. It takes about one to ten business days for an e-Visa to get issued.
The e-Visa is issued in the form of a pdf and it is sent to you by email. The e-Visa is mainly used for traveling or tourism, or any purpose that takes up fewer days than thirty, and does not require any medical attention, work, or studies by the applicant.
The regular type of visa is issued through an embassy or consulate that's located in your city. You will need to present your documents along with the passport and Visa fee to submit your form for the approval of the visa. The form and all of the documents have to be submitted manually to the embassy/consulate.
The visa takes up to fifteen to thirty days depending on the type of visa you have requested to get issued.
Egypt Work Visa.
If you have got an offer to work in Egypt from a company that is allowed to accept workers from foreign countries then you can apply for this type of visa.
Egypt Student Visa.
If you wish to seek education in the country of Egypt, you can apply for this type of visa.
Egypt Business / invest Visa.
If you are planning on investing In a company in Egypt, or you are planning on starting a business in Egypt then you can apply for this type of visa. You can also apply for a business/investment Visa if you have to attend seminars, and work conversations.
Egypt Transit Visa.
Egypt Official Visa.
If you have been invited by the government of Egypt itself, then you can apply for this type of visa.
Egypt Tourist Visa.
The Egypt Tourist Visa is more encouraged by the government of Egypt but you can still apply for this Visa to tour the country.
Egypt Visiting a relative Visa.
If you wish to visit a relative that is residing in Egypt you can request this type of visa.
Egypt Accompanying a relative/family Visa.
If you wish to live with your spouse or child, or parent who is either employed in Egypt or studying there then you can apply for this Visa. Family Visa grants you up to five years stay or until your family members' work is done.
Egypt Diplomatic Visa.
If you have a diplomatic passport you are issued this type of visa. The diplomatic Visa is only issued to those that are coming to Egypt for diplomatic purposes, consular meetings or are the family of a diplomat. The diplomatic Visa is free of cost for diplomats.
Egypt Medical treatment Visa.
If you want to seek medical attention in Egypt and are traveling with this intention to the country then you can apply for this type of visa.
The process of applying for a visa is not complicated as long as you have the documents with you.
For a normal type of visa, you will need to go to the embassy or consulate and get their form. You should fill out their form, and attach the documents required as stated in the form, you should submit the visa fee and submit your form. All you have to do then is wait for your Visa. The same process applies to a Transit Visa form.
For an e-Visa, you will have to fill out an Egypt Visa Application form online and attach the documents with the form, you will have to pay the fee, then submit the form. The e-Visa form only takes up to ten minutes to apply. You will need to wait for your e-Visa to arrive, e-Visa is issued in the form of a pdf and sent by email.
There are two types of visas available for both, Egypt e-Visa and Egypt Visa, they are single entry visas and multiple entry visas. The single-entry visa permits you to enter Egypt only one time after its issuance while a multiple-entry visa permits you to enter Egypt multiple times until your duration of stay is maxed out. The multiple entry visa requires more fees than the single entry visa.
You can also select what mode of the process you want. There is a normal, urgent, and super urgent process available. All these three processes have different payment fees.
Applying for a visa is very easy, as long as you have the required documents ready. All you have to do is fill out a form, attach the Egypt visa required documents, submit the fee, and then submit the form whether it is a normal visa or an e-Visa.
The e-Visa and the visa take different amounts of time to get issued since the visa is applied for through the office it takes up a lot more time than the average e-Visa.
You can get a visa on arrival after you have arrived at any airport that is located in Egypt. You should have all of these documents on hand if you are planning on requesting a visa on arrival at the airport in Egypt. You will need to have the documents, the fee, and your passport on hand when you are requesting a visa on arrival.
The e-Visa fee for single entry visa are :
- The normal e-Visa (ten business days) fee is 83.99 USD.
- The urgent e-Visa (eight business days) fee is 146.99 USD.
- The super urgent e-Visa (six business days) fee is 201.99 USD.
If you are a traveler that wants to visit Egypt for the sole purpose of tourism, then you should consider an e-Visa. The e-Visa is even the preferred mode of visa by the government of Egypt as it is less time taking and gives both parties a swift result.
You should consider a visa only when the reason for your visit to Egypt either requires your stay to be more than thirty days or it requires you to get approval from the government to work, study, invest, or stay in Egypt.
Yes, even if you are a citizen of Italy, you will still need to acquire a visa for visiting Egypt. Lucky for you, Egypt considers Italy as an eligible country for an e-Visa or a visa on arrival, so you can obtain those before you visit the country.
Since the e-Visa takes up to one to ten business days to get issued, You should apply for an e-Visa about two weeks before your trip if possible, otherwise one week before the trip is also fine.
The e-Visa can be requested upon arrival at an airport that is located in Egypt. You will need to go to an immigration counter and request the form, fill out the form, check for any errors, submit the e-Visa fee and documents required, and then you will be granted an e-Visa on arrival if there's no problem with your application.
Yes, a visa on arrival is available to citizens of Italy. The e-Visa on arrival offered to Italians is a single entry visa.
The visa on arrival for citizens of Italy is not highly encouraged by Egypt's government. If you do need to request the Visa on Arrival you must have the exact amount of visa fee available on hand which is 25 USD because you can not pay for the Visa with a credit or debit card at the immigration counter.
The visa on arrival allows a duration of stay for up to thirty days and is only available in single entry visa type.
The transit Visa is mainly used for transitioning between flights. The transit Visa can only be applied through the embassy or consulate that is in your city in Italy. The transit Visa does not let you wander the country and it does not allow you to leave the airport. The transit Visa only lets you stay in the country for about two days. The transit Visa is mostly used for traveling to Egypt, and then requesting a visa on arrival.
Italians are allowed to apply for an e-Visa for Egypt with just their ID card. Your ID card has to be from Italy, and its date of expiry should not be coming in the next 8 months.
Yes, if your visit to the relative is going to be shorter than thirty days you can request an e-Visa to visit Egypt. If you wish to accompany the relative for a longer period then you should consider applying for a different type of visa which will grant you a longer duration of stay of up to five years.