Egypt visa for US citizens

Egypt visa for us citizens

In this article, you get information regarding how can a U.S. citizen apply for visa to enter Egypt.

Passport and Visas:

  • To enter Egypt, US citizens must obtain a visa. You have to decide the type of visa for you based on your purpose of travell.
  •  Visa Fee $25 USD: US citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa at Egyptian airports. A multiple-entry visa can also be obtained for $60 USD.
  • You can use the Government website of Egypt for the issuance of “e-visas.” There are other websites claiming to offer electronic visas, some of which are reportedly charging twice the official price, but this is the only official Government of Egypt portal for this service. Citizens of the United States and 44 other countries are eligible to apply in advance of their travel.
  • U.S. citizens who have had problems with their visa status in Egypt or are concerned about their eligibility for a visa upon arrival should apply for a visa at an Egyptian embassy or consulate prior to travel; however, obtaining a visa prior to entry does not guarantee admission to Egypt.
    Prior to travel, visas for employment or study in Egypt must be obtained.

Exit Requirements:

  • Women from the United States who are married to Egyptians do not need their spouse’s permission to leave Egypt as long as they have a valid Egyptian visa or passport.
  • A US citizen leaving Egypt with a dual-national child (US-Egyptian) may be asked by Egyptian immigration officers at the airport to show proof of consent from the non-traveling Egyptian parent.
  • If travelers attempt to leave Egypt after their visa has expired, they may be fined at the airport. Travelers should arrive at the airport early and with enough Egyptian currency to pay any fines.
    The US Embassy does not issue exit visas for Egypt.

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service that allows U.S. citizens and nationals who are traveling or living abroad to register their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Why Register on STEP?

The Embassy will provide you with important information about the safety conditions in your destination country, allowing you to make informed decisions about your travel plans.
Assist the US Embassy in contacting you in the event of a natural disaster, civil unrest, or a family emergency.
In an emergency, make it easier for family and friends to contact you.

U.S. Embassy Cairo

Consular Section
5 Tawfik Diab Street
Garden City, Cairo
Phone No:
 +(20) 2-2797-3300
Emergency Telephone: +(20) 2-2797-3300
Fax: +(20) 2-2797-2472

The American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit uses an online appointment system. Sunday through Wednesday, except on official holidays, for those visiting the Embassy to receive routine consular services (U.S. and Egyptian).

Non-emergency inquiries from US citizens may be directed to the ACS Unit via email at

U.S. citizens can contact the ACS Unit via the Embassy switchboard at 02-2797-3300 during and after business hours, including weekends and holidays. From the United States, the mailing address is Consular Section, Unit 64900, Box 15, APO AE 09839-4900. It is located at 8 Kamal el-Din Salah Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt, and can be reached from within Egypt or from a third country. The physical address is also used by express mail services.


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