Consular Affairs

Message from the Ambassador

Dear Member of the Egyptian Community,

As I start my third year of duty as Ambassador to the United States, I feel it is time to embark on a reassessment of the relationship between the Embassy and Consulates in the U.S. on one hand, and members of the Egyptian Community on the other hand. I am therefore writing to you hoping that you will share with us your views regarding this matter. The objective of this exercise is to improve our understanding of your needs and provide you with the best service that we can offer.

In the mean time, you may recall that the Embassy has been involved in a continuous process of updating of our database of members of the community, including Egyptian Americans and Egyptians residing in the U.S., in order to facilitate our interaction with them. I therefore request you to kindly complete the information indicated below, including your comments and suggestions, if any:-
Name :
Educational Background :
Contact Information:
Comments & Suggestions:

The correspondence should be addressed to The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Consular Section, 3521 International Court, N.W., Washington D.C. 20008, Fax No.:(202)244-4319/5131, E-Mail:

I wish to take this opportunity also to remind you of the Embassy’s Web Site, which is now fully operational.

With my best wishes and best regards.

Yours sincerely,

Nabil Fahmy
Ambassador of Egypt
to the United States of America

Visa and Other Consular Services

Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry. Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.
For more information about travel visa and to download the application, please click here.

You may take the following into Egypt without incurring customs duty:

  • 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 200 g tobacco
  • 2 litres of alcohol
  • Perfume for personal use
  • Gifts to the value of EGP500.00

Cash, travellers cheques, credit cards and gold over the value of EGP500.00 must be declared on arrival.

Drugs, firearms and cotton may not be brought into the country.

The export of any antiquity or any item older than 100 years without a license is forbidden.

For further information regarding consular affairs and services, please refer to the Consular Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Homepage.