Update September 12, 2023
The Egyptian Embassy in Ottawa has confirmed a significant change in policy. If you've already obtained an eVisa or plan to do so, you can proceed as long as it's issued before October 1st. Importantly, eVisas issued before October 1, 2023, will remain valid for travel to Egypt, even if their validity date extends beyond October 1, 2023.
If your eVisa won't be valid for your entire stay or your arrival date in Egypt is too far out, you should consider applying for a Visitor Visa with the Egyptian Embassy or Consulate.
For more details please visit their official facebook page here.
We are aware that recent changes in Egyptian visa policies have raised questions and concerns among Canadian citizens. Starting from October 1st, eVisas and visas on arrival will no longer be available options for your travel to Egypt (including those with previously approved eVisas).
Instead, the Egyptian government now requires travelers to obtain a visa through their local Egyptian consulate or embassy. This article will guide you through the process.
Step 1: Contact Your Local Egyptian Embassy
To initiate the process of obtaining a sticker visa, please get in touch with your nearest Egyptian consulate or embassy. Here are the contact details for the two main offices in Canada:
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
- Address: 454 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6R3, Canada
- Telephone: (613) 234-4931
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Egypt - Consular Offices Montreal
- Address: 1800 McGill College Avenue, 900, Montréal, Quebec, H3A 3J6, Canada
UPDATE September 6, 2023: It has come to our attention that some travelers have encountered challenges in reaching out to both the Ottawa and Montreal embassies for visa-related information and processing. This is likely due to the high volume of Canadian travelers looking to gather information.
Please note that travelers have also reported success when visiting the embassies in person, and they were able to expedite their visa applications.
Step 2: Reach Out for Assistance
We understand that adapting to these new requirements may be challenging, but please rest assured that our dedicated customer support team is here to assist you. If you have any questions, need further clarification, or encounter any difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We are committed to ensuring that your travel experience remains as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Your peace of mind is our priority, and we are ready to provide guidance and support as you navigate these changes.
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