Egypt visas now take four times longer

The processing time for visa applications to Egypt has been extended from five to 21 business days.

The embassy told Travel and Meetings Buyer that the decision had been taken to “improve the delivery of the consulate services”.

“The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in South Africa is always keen to meet a succession of deadlines and grant all possible facilities to South Africans,” a spokesperson said.

From last month, visa applicants need to provide a certified copy of the biometric page in their passports. Applicants will need to submit a certified copy every time they apply for a new visa, marketing director at Visas International, Robert Ramsden, told Travel and Meetings Buyer.


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