This is the most updated application process for Filipinos to acquire a Tourist Visa to Egypt.

The requirement for a tourist visa to Egypt has changed a little with the addition of vaccines being required but remains simple and straightforward. Still, you must go to the embassy 3 times during the process, which is a hassle if you don’t live near the Egyptian Embassy in Makati.

In applying for an Egyptian Tourist visa, you DO NOT NEED to pay the Php 1,700 visa fee if you're not approved, but you do need to pay an application fee of 200 upon filing.  You DO NOT NEED to book flight and hotel. 

4 Steps in Applying for Tourist Visa to Egypt

  1. Prepare and submit the requirements at the Egyptian embassy with a passport. Pay the application fee of 200 pesos upon filing
  2. Wait for Visa Approval call (30 days minimum, but got my advice in 7 days)
  3. Submit your passport and pay the visa fee of P1700 (single entry) and P4000 (multiple entries) – price increase since 2022
  4. Back to the embassy to get your passport with the visa sticker stamped

Required Documents for Egypt Visa Application

  1. Filled up Visa Application Form
  2. Two (2) recent colored photos, 2″x 2″ with white background
  3. Passport with 6 months validity
  4. Bank Certificate, 7 days old
  5. Employment Certificate stating salary or Business Registration (whichever is applicable to you)
  6. Tour Itinerary
  7. International Vaccination Certificate of the COVID-19 Vaccination (Fully Vaccinated)
  8. Letter of Intent duly signed by the applicant
  9. Copy of Philippine residency/ visa / Immigration ID Card (for Philippine-based foreigners).

A visa application must be submitted personally to the Embassy during consular working hours from Monday – Wednesday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. except for holidays. No appointment is necessary.

When you get to the embassy office at the 7F, you will note 2 PNP and 2 Filipino soldiers stationed at the door. There is one Egyptian receptionist to whom you must surrender your mobile phone upon entry.

Ms. Marian, the consular officer inside the embassy will be the one to check and accept your application. She is the one who replies to emails and also answers calls.

When should you apply for Egyptian Visa?

Egyptian visa is valid for 3 months from its issuance. The embassy estimates they need one month to process your visa (FYI: not guaranteed). Therefore, I recommend you apply about 2 months before your intended trip to Egypt. My visa was approved in 7 days and I got 6 months of validity, so it’s all random! You must enter and exit Egypt within the validity period.

Where is the Egyptian Embassy in Manila?

If you have more questions regarding visa application, please contact the Embassy directly on any of the following means below. They are prompt with replies via email and also friendly over the phone.

Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Manila
7th Floor G.C. Corporate Plaza
150 Legaspi St., Legaspi Village
Makati City

Tel: 8843-9220 & 8843-9232 

Consular Hours:
Monday – Wednesday, except holidays
9:00 AM - 12:00 NN

Filing Fee: Php 200 cash upon filing
Visa Fee: Php 1,700 Cash upon approval for single entry and Php 4,000 for multiple entries
Egypt Visa 2022

Egypt Tour Itinerary Sample

Egypt in 1 Week

Day 1-2, Cairo:  Walking tour of the city with an egyptologist. Tour the pyramids and the sphinx. Explore the Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Fly to Aswan.
Day 3-4, Aswan:  Camel ride to the Monastery of St. Simeon, Nubian Museum, excursion to Elephantine Island, Abu Simbel – one of the most recognizable symbols of Egypt
Day 5-6, Nile River Cruise: Sail along the Nile and stay overnight in a Felucca (traditional Egyptian sailboat. Visit Kom Ombo Temple.
Day 7-8, Luxor:  Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple Complex, Valley of the Kings, go shopping in a local bazaar. Return to Cairo.