Visa Application Requirements for a Canadian Tourist in Egypt
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Aug 6, 2012 9:54 PM Last Post By: Anney75
Aug 5, 2012 1:08 PM
I'm a Canadian living in Canada. I'm trying to get my visa to travel to Egypt (as a tourist). I've tried emailing the consulate in Montreal, Canada for information, but all they did was refer me to a website that auto-forwards to an American website that looks commercial, so I'm not even sure if it's ligitimate. I've tried phoning the consular office at least 6 times, but they don't answer. I have found the visa application form online, but I can't find English instructions for it.
I have the physcial mailing address of the Egyptian consulate in Montreal, but I need to know the following:
- how much does the Visa Cost?
- what methods of payment do they accept?
- what do I need to submit aside from the visa application form, a photo, and the application fee?
- what are the requirements for the photograph (does it need to be signed by the passport photo agency?)
- do I need to send them my passport?
- I'm traveling to Jordan before I travel to Egypt, and my flight to Jordan stops in Cairo where I catch a flight to Amman. Do I need a multi-entry visa to cover this 1st stop in Cairo en route to Amman?
Please help! Thank you very much in advance.
Aug 5, 2012 1:19 PM
1You don't need a visa the first time you stop in Cairo (as long as you are traveling on a single itinerary, don't need to recheck your luggage and can stay airside and simply transit through without going through immigrations).
The second time you can get a visa-on-arrival. No need to get one in advance. You don't need a photograph, just USD $15 cash and your passport.
Upon re-reading your OP I realize you aren't entirely clear as to how you're entering Egypt from Jordan. I read it and assumed you are flying, but now it appears you might be either taking the ferry from Jordan or entering overland through Israel at Taba.
If you are taking the ferry you can get an all Eygpt visa on the ferry, again no photo needed. If you are traveling overland you cannot usually get an all Egypt visa at the border crossing but can get one at the Egyptian embassy in Amman or the consulates in either Aqaba or Eilat.
Edited by: laketraveller
Aug 5, 2012 5:03 PM
2If you do need to get a visa beforehand, the government tourism website has a visa page with links to the forms, which it says you can send to the nearest consulate:
Can you have a look at the forms there and see if there is anything unclear about them?
Aug 6, 2012 1:04 PM
3I just went through this process in Montréal. They don't, unfortunately, have a functioning English-language website. It's not necessary to process your visa before leaving - you can receive it at the airport in Cairo - but if you want to do it ahead of time, just visit the Montréal consulate between 10am and 12.
They're located at suite 3320, 1000 de la Gauchetiere Ouest, at metro Bonaventure. They will provide the form, you need to bring $31.00 and a passport photo - a regular Canadian format photo is fine, stamped by the photographer but doesn't have to signed. You leave your passport with them and it takes about 5 working days to process. It's a 90 day visa, and you can request multiple entries. Not sure how you would go through this process if you're not able to visit them in person. Happy trails.
Aug 6, 2012 9:54 PM
4Thanks everyone for your feedback. From all of the replies, it sounds like I don't need to get the visa ahead of time, and I can get it at the airport in Cairo when I arrive. Owainn666, I don't live anywhere near Montreal or Ottawa (where the other consulate is in Canada) so I won't be able to drop by the consulate in person. I have been given the phone number for the visa office in Ottawa, so I will try to confirm with them tomorrow morning.
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