What is the best way to get a Visa? When arriving or in advance? Can it be done online? How much does it cost?
If you’re a US citizen you can get a visa on arrival in Egypt or an e-visa before travelling. Both visas are good for 30 days and cost $25 per person. The visa on arrival is cash only, All in all, it’s probably the easiest.Edited: June 10, 2018, 4:53 pm
As the others have mentioned, it's probably easiest to do visa-on-arrival. Some travelers have used the online system without problem, but others have had a lot of hassle. Also, be sure to use the real website, as linked above. Some people are fooled by other sites.
And, you do have a third option if getting a visa from the Egyptian consulate in Los Angeles. It's $15 (plus mailing, if needed) and they can issue a multiple-entry visa, if you need that. But, visa-on-arrival is still easier.
does anyone know how long the single entry e-visa lasts?
i applied for a single entry visa last year through the egyptain embassy in england, and it says 60 days....is this the same for e-visas?
also does anyone know if i can attach a picture of my passport taken with my phone?
or whether the picture needs to be scanned in?
thanks in advance!
Evisa is single entry 30 days.. multi Evisa is also 30 days
Can I ask it seems the e-visa is the same price as getting it at the airport - being that the airport would take longer and having to have cash why do you prefer the on arrival method. I am more curious as looking at the link provided seems easier via e-visa ( I assume you just go straight through with the e-visa too). Cheers 😊
Jack, some faced glitches online trying to obtain an e visa, plus it is a consensus that it just takes a few min to get it on arrival and at any rate you will go wait for your luggage, so all in all it is the best option for most.
Thanks for that spindocEg - good to know and agree with the fact you wait for your luggage anyway lol as I have used it for Cambodia Evisa and it was easy but then VOA for Vietnam which was easy as well 😊
Np, still, some do like the idea of securing a visa prior to travel and going thru immigration directly and a few regulars here almost always get their visas online now without incident, so it is really up to you if you wanna give it a go, just make sure to use the official website https://visa2egypt.gov.eg
Thankyou much appreciated your advice and the link