Philippine Visa For Egyptian

The Philippine Board of Immigration has made it easy for travellers from Egypt to obtain Philippine visas. Philippine visa for Egyptians only requires 2 supporting documents in order to obtain a tourist or transit visa.

A priority of the Philippine Embassy in Cairo is to promote awareness of the visa requirements for Egyptian nationals (Individual visa) who wish to visit the Philippines.

Egyptian travelers to the Philippines can apply for a tourist visa that allows you to stay for up to 30 days for business or leisure. Egyptian citizens who are not residents of the Philippines are able to take up one-month stay in the Philippines without securing a Philippine visa. However, if you have friends or relatives in the Philippines, your proposed visit might be extended – but no longer than one year. In any case, it is better for Egyptian tourists to apply for Philippine visas even if they are sure that their vacations will be no more than 30 days.

With the many countries that require visa to enter, every traveler wants to have the prime choice in order to be granted a visa. To give you a better idea of what you can expect, we brought together 11 tourist-friendly nations where Egyptian visitors can obtain a visa on arrival.

Philippine Visa For Egyptian

The requirement for a tourist visa to Egypt has changed a little with the addition of some vaccines being required but remains simple and straightforward, but you need to 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 a flight and hotel.

I had a dive trip in 2020 and was granted a visa but because we all know what happened in 2020, my trip was canceled, and the visa expired. So I have to apply all over again like it was the first time.

4 Steps in Applying for Tourist Visa to Egypt

  1. Prepare and submit the requirements at the Egyptian embassy without the passport. Pay the application fee of 200 pesos upon filing (it was free of charge in 2020)
  2. Wait for Visa Approval call (30 days minimum, but got my call in 7 days)
  3. Submit your passport and pay the visa fee of P1700 for a single entry visa, and P4000 for a multiple entry visa. Before it was 1500 for single entry, but I don’t know how much was a multiple entry visa.
  4. Pick up the passport with the visa sticker another day.

Required Documents for Egypt Visa Application

Visa Application Form as of 2022Download

  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. Copy of Philippine residency/ visa / Immigration ID Card (for Philippine-based foreigners).
  8. International Vaccination Certificate of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine injection (IPV) –The date of vaccination must be at least three (3) weeks prior to your travel plan date
  9. International Vaccination Certificate of the COVID-19 Vaccination (must be fully vaccinated)
  10. Add a cover letter stating the purpose of your trip even if it’s not a requirement. I believe explaining my situation expedited the approval of my visa.

The infamous yellow card or BOQ certification card, for requirements #8 and #9. Where to get it? –>Here

Additional Requirements are listed below, if applicable

         11.   Letter of Invitation from the Host in Egypt (scanned copy of duly signed letter addressed to the Embassy stating the purpose of invitation and relation to invitee including complete address and contact details of the host in Egypt) 

         12.   Copy of valid passport and Valid Residency / Visa of Host in Egypt

Filing Application at the Embassy

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

When you arrived at the Egyptian Embassy building, you won’t be allowed to go up immediately. They only allow 3 people to go up at a time due to covid protocol I assume. It’s not really a busy embassy, but the wait can be long if it’s not your lucky day. And there is no sitting area in the lobby.

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

Ms. Marian, the consular officer, will be the one to check and accept your application, get the payment and issue the invoice, and return the passport when the visa is approved. If you have any questions, she will be the one to reply to your email and also answer the calls.

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

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