Tourism

Egypt visa requirements for Somalis

Basic Travel Requirements for Somalis visiting
Egypt

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to
apply for a Egyptian Visa.


  • Completely filled visa application form.
  • Original International passport valid for at least 6 months on entry into Egypt.
  • Two passport-size colour photograph that meets the visa photo specification.
  • Round trip reservation.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Non-Somalians are required to present a valid resident permit.
  • Receipt of paid visa fee.
  • Documentation proving home ties is necessary to show that the applicant has intentions to return to Somalia.
  • For minors, a notarized copy of their birth certificate, as well as a notarized letter of support from both parents consenting to travel to Egypt, is needed.
  • Proof of financial capability.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Documentation stating the purpose and duration of the trip might be necessary.
  • Holders of onward tickets can transit for a maximum time of 48 hours.
  • Leaving the airport is permitted for passengers with transit time between 6 and 48 hours. Passengers with a transit time fewer than 6 hours may leave the transit area but not the airport.

Egypt Visa for Somalis

Facts about Egypt


Egypt is a country which is very rich in history and culture. Egypt is known to have a lot of pyramids with most of them being tombs for the Egyptian pharaohs. The pyramids found at Giza are considered to be the most popular pyramids in Egypt. The largest pyramid is the ‘Pyramid of Khufu’ at Giza, it is the only one of the seven wonders of the world which still exists. Tourists in the country can visit museums to see ancient Egyptian antiquities or take a ride through the safari on a camel’s back or a jeep. Whatever you want to do during your time in Egypt, it definitely is great fun.
 
The tourism industry in Egypt is a leading aspect to the economic growth in Egypt. In 2010, Egypt played host to 14.7 million tourists and contributed more than 11%of the country’s GDP. From then on, the number of tourist visits in the country has been on the rise and it is expected to keep rising for the foreseeable future.
 
Travelers into Egypt are not allowed to enter or leave Egypt with more than $10,000 or its equivalent in any currency. People caught in any homosexual act are subject to 10 years imprisonment. Avoid drinking alcohol in public places, you could be arrested if seen doing so. The Egyptian government is not against the practice of Christianity but trying to convert someone to the Christian faith is illegal.

Types of Egypt Visa


Types of VisaProcessing TimeDuration of Stay
Tourist visawithin 7 working days30 days
Work visawithin 1 yearMore than one year

General Requirements for Egypt Visa


  • Completely filled visa application form.
  • Original International passport valid for at least 6 months on entry into Egypt.
  • Two passport-size colour photograph that meets the visa photo specification.
  • Round trip reservation.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Non-Somalians are required to present a valid resident permit.
  • Receipt of paid visa fee.
  • Documentation proving home ties is necessary to show that the applicant has intentions to return to Somalia.
  • For minors, a notarized copy of their birth certificate, as well as a notarized letter of support from both parents consenting to travel to Egypt, is needed.
  • Proof of financial capability.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Documentation stating the purpose and duration of the trip might be necessary.
  • Holders of onward tickets can transit for a maximum time of 48 hours.
  • Leaving the airport is permitted for passengers with transit time between 6 and 48 hours. Passengers with a transit time fewer than 6 hours may leave the transit area but not the airport.

Egypt Visa Fees


Tourist visa

25.00 (USD)

Work visa

1000.00 (EGP)

Egypt Visa Application Centres & Embassies in
Somalia


Mogadishu

Egyptian Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia 1 Mapp Street Mogadishu Somalia

[email protected]

(+252) 272 506 738 (+252) 759 543 527