Important Information

Personal Application Only
Applicants who have been invited to Egypt by the British Consulate must apply in person at the Embassy as biometric data is required for visa issuance.    

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Egypt Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  2. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://visacentral.co.uk/photo-service.php to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  3. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide a Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Introduction Letter. Visit http://visacentral.co.uk/bcl-order to get started.

    Alternatively, please use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request. 

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

  4. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey
    • Match the Business Introduction Letter with regards to the requested number of entries and the length of visa required where a Business Introduction Letter is requested
    • Bear the stamp of the inviting company
    • Bear the signature of the inviting party

  5. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form

  6. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  7. Visa On Arrival

    It may be possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at this destination. There is no guarantee entry will be allowed. Check with the embassy for details and confirm your airline will permit boarding without a visa. To minimise the risk of being refused entry and to avoid excessive waiting for a visa to be issued on arrival, VisaCentral strongly recommends that travellers obtain all visas prior to travel. 

  8. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having VisaCentral subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. VisaCentral will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Egypt Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least one blank visa page
    • Be valid for six months beyond exit date

  2. Photograph

    You must provide a photograph. Upload your photo and we will print it to the exact specifications required for this visa. Follow http://visacentral.co.uk/photo-service.php to upload your photo.


    Alternatively, you may provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following strict criteria: be taken within the last three months against a white background and printed on high quality photo paper; be 35mm by 45mm in size; provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression. You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes. Your photographs should not be affixed to your application and may not display evidence of adhesive or staples.

  3. Visa Application Form

    One fully completed and signed application form

  4. VisaCentral Order Confirmation

    Provide the VisaCentral Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  5. Visa On Arrival

    A 14 day tourist visa is available upon arrival free of charge for those travelling to either Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba or Taba provided remaining in these resorts and not continuing to any other cities in Egypt. A 30 day tourist visa may be available on arrival to other ports for a small, variable fee.

    VisaCentral recommends that all travellers check with their airline prior to departure that boarding will be permitted without a visa. There is no guarantee entry will be allowed. 

  6. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having VisaCentral subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. VisaCentral will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Egypt Visa

Don't know what a visa for Egypt looks like?  You can view sample visa for Egypt and see the information it contains.

See a sample Egypt visa

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