How To Apply For An Egypt Tourist Visa for Filipinos

How To Apply For An Egypt Tourist Visa in the Philippines


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Visiting the Great Pyramids in Egypt is definitely one of my travel goals this year. That’s why as early as January, I have already been researching on how to get the Egypt tourist visa for Filipinos. And I successfully managed to get one at the Egyptian Embassy in Manila, Philippines!

Read also: my budget itinerary (with cost breakdown) and travel guide in Cairo, Egypt.

How To Apply For An Egypt Tourist Visa in the Philippines
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In this blog post, I’ll be giving you the step-by-step guide, a list of the requirements, my experience throughout the whole application process, and other tips to help you get your Egypt tourist visa!

But again, just like in other visa application blogs I’ve written, no one can give you the guarantee of your Egyptian tourist visa’s approval – not me, not even a lawyer or a travel agent. If anyone does, is most likely a scammer!

As a travel blogger, what I can offer you here is just a guide with helpful tips to increase your chances of getting that Egypt tourist visa.

Anyway, enough of that and let’s get started!


1. Duly filled-up Visa Application Form;

You can download the application form here.

2. Two (2) pieces 2×2 size recent colored picture (with white background);

I actually used only one (1) 2×2 photo which was pasted on my application form. But it wouldn’t hurt if you bring an extra photo.

3. Valid Passport which must have remaining validity of more than six months;

You might not be required to submit your passport on the day of your first visit to the Embassy. Most of the time, the Embassy will take and review your requirements without your passport. The review might take up to 15 days and the Embassy will let you know its decision via phone call.

4. Bank Certificate, preferred to be one-week-old;

5. Employment Certificate with compensation / Business Registration if applicable;

I’ll be honest. I actually did not exactly provide this because I quit my job to travel long term. Thus, I provided an Employment certificate from the previous company I worked for.

6. Travel Tour Itinerary;

I can provide you a copy of mine if you like. It is a one-week long tour itinerary. Just leave a reply on the comment section below.

7. Copy of Philippine residency/ visa / Immigration ID Card (for foreign national applicants only).

8. Marriage Certificate / Birth Certificate, if traveling with family members.

9. Add a cover letter stating the purpose of your trip even if it’s not a requirement

I think this should be a must especially if you have a case like mine that one requirement is not fully met. Thus, I prepared myself a visa cover letter personally explaining my situation, my capacities, and my hunger to travel.

I can provide you a copy of mine if you like. Just leave a reply on the comment section below.

10. Plane Tickets. This is NOT required but I submitted this anyway because I already have this.

I had a plane ticket from Manila to Dubai and I intend to book my next flight from Dubai to Cairo (in Egypt) if my visa is approved.

I suggest you check Kayak (use the widget below) as they usually offer cheap fare rates compared to other booking sites.


WHEN: Application should be made  at least one month prior to your intended departure. Please note that there is a waiting time (up to 15 days) in case the embassy needs to fully review the requirements you submitted.

WHERE: 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. Please take note of the Egyptian holidays, too.

Egyptian Embassy – Manila
7th-floor G.C. Corporate Plaza, 150 Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati
Tel: 843-9220/9232
Fax: 556-5731

For more information, please contact the above.



Prepare ALL the abovementioned requirements. Proceed to the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Philippines at 7th Floor, G.C Corporate Plaza Bldg., 150 Legaspi St., Legaspi Village, Makati City to submit these documents.


Once submitted, wait for the call with the Embassy’s decision. If your visa is approved, then they will contact you to submit your passport (for the visa sticker) and payment.

You can also do a follow up by calling their contact number I indicated above. No worries, the Filipino Secretary (I think her name is Marian) is very accommodating and friendly.


What I like about this Embassy is they do not charge the visa processing fee unless and until your visa is approved. Yes, you heard it right! There is absolutely no risk in getting this visa! If your visa is approved, submit your passport and pay the visa fee.

The Egypt tourist visa fee costs 1,500 PHP. Then, the Secretary will give your receipt with date of when to claim your passport with visa.


Finally, pick up your passport with visa sticker and congratulations on successfully getting your Egypt tourist visa!

My Egypt Tourist Visa (Filipino)
My US Visa |


    • Type: Tourist Visa
    • Visa Validity: 6 months from the day of approval
    • Maximum Stay: 30 days within validity
    • No. of Entry: Single Entry
    • Visa Fee: 1,500 PHP (30 USD)


When I arrived at the Embassy at around 10:00 AM, there were already 6 to 8 people in the waiting room. Some of them are still filling up the visa application form.

From that, I can tell that the Egyptian Embassy is informal and chill. You just need to turn off your mobile phone before entering the office.

Remember: Prior to entering the building, your bags will be checked and will require you to leave one government valid ID at the lobby, so bring one!

The Secretary then collected our documents and left the room. She probably handed it over to the Egyptian Consul (in another room) to review the documents.

She went back to the waiting room and announced those people who can now pay the visa fee. Please note that if you pay the visa fee, it means your visa is approved.

I was lucky that steps 1-3 all happened in one day! So I submitted my passport and paid the visa fee, all in 30 minutes! I saved one Makati trip. I met other applicants in the room who has to go and wait up to 15 days for approval and went back to the Embassy 3 times.

They did not tell me the reason why my visa was approved instantly, but I have a strong feeling it has to do with my travel history, capacity to travel, and my very personalized cover letter. I even mentioned in my cover letter about quitting my day job just to travel long term. As they say, honesty is the best policy =)

NOTE that I applied Monday and claimed my passport (with visa) Friday of the same week. So it only took four (days)! I was just so happy to save the step where you have to wait up to 15 days for the Embassy’s decision.


In case you’re also looking for package tours to justify your tourism activity in Egypt for visa purposes, I highly recommend booking tours through Viator which is perfect for your Egypt itinerary. See tours and packages I personally handpicked for you:

(you may choose one or more tours that suit your travel needs)


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  • Flights
    • KAYAK. All of my flight bookings are all from KAYAK. Kayak is one of the world’s leading travel search engines and searches hundreds of travel sites.

I suggest you check Kayak (click HERE) as they usually offer cheap fare rates compared to other booking sites.

This Post Has 55 Comments

  1. Sanjay

    Awesome post! Can you also send the itinerary to me?

    1. dantravels

      Sure! Kindly check your inbox.

  2. JC Vitug

    Hi, Daniel. I am a fellow frequent traveler. Just wanna ask sana about your Egypt visa application. I read your blog kasi online. Just wanna ask if hindi talaga required mag submit ng flight itinerary and hotel booking? And one more thing pala, just plain bank certificate talaga not the bank statement? Thank you so much and hoping for your reply. ??

    1. dantravels

      Hi JC,

      1. It is not required to submit a flight itinerary and hotel booking. In my case, I already have my flight booking Manila-Dubai so I thought might as well submit it.

      2. Bank certificate is enough (bank statement not needed).

      PS: Please note that on the visa application form, you will need to indicate the place where you’ll be staying in Egypt. In my case, I booked a hostel via Agoda (link here) (I can cancel it at any time if I want.)

      Hope this helps=)

      1. JC Vitug

        Hi, Daniel. I went to the embassy kanina. Ang galing, lahat ng sinabi mo sa blog mo ganon talaga nangyari. I paid the visa fee na and pinaiwan na yung passport ko for release on Friday. Pinag send lang nila ako via email ng hotel booking kasi wala akong na submit na hotel booking kasi hindi naman required diba? But I guess it is a case to case basis na. But, at least sabi mo nga once na pinaiwan na don ang passport and pinagbayad na, approved na yon. Thanks for posting online. It was really a big help to me.

        1. dantravels

          Hi JC,

          So happy you’re approved! Yes, once they let you leave your passport, it means you’re approved.

          In my case, the hostel booking wasn’t at all required. But as mentioned in the previous comment, I booked it anyway so there is an address I can indicate on my visa application form.

          Glad it helped.


          1. Lui

            Hi dan thanks for this information very helpful can i request also the cover letter and itinery please. Do you have any idea if they are still requiring only bank certificate or is it necessary to have a bank statement.
            Is it ok for not having any ticket while waiting for the visa?
            Thank you.

          2. dantravels

            Hi Lui, So sorry, I was really busy these days. I assume you already had your cover letter and itinerary ready? If not, let me know and I will send it over. =)

  3. King

    Hi, Dan! Thank you for this informative page. If you be so kind, may I ask for a sample copy of your itinerary? thank you so much! 🙂

    1. dantravels

      Hi King,

      I just sent it to you. Kindly check your email. Sorry for my late response. It’s been crazy these days!

      Hugs from Thailand,

  4. Nash

    Hello Dan ,
    I appreciate you so much! Your blog is very helpful and educational. The contents are easy to understand and remember. Stay safe and keep protected. Would you be so kind to share your itinerary and cover letter? Thank your for your awesomeness!

    1. dantravels

      Hi Nash, thank you for reading this article.
      I just sent those files you requested to your email. Kindly check your inbox. Stay safe! =)

  5. Rachel Gonzales

    Hi Dan,

    May I request for a copy of your cover letter please. I have the same situation right now actually, I quit my job last year, now I can’t provide employment documents. Your blog got me back on track of my travel plans, I was already loosing hope.

    Thank you so much.

    1. dantravels

      Hi Rachel,

      It’s a pleasure to help other Filipino travelers in any way I could. I wish you all the best in your travel endeavors and hope you’ll get the Egypt tourist visa in no time!

      PS: I have just sent the document you requested. Kindly check your email inbox.

      Warm Regards,

  6. Irish

    Hi dan thanks for this information very helpful can i request also the cover letter and itinery please! And how about the bank statement i dont have mine instead my bf will provide everything there for me also where ill stay hes egyptian .. hope can hear from you tnx alot

    1. dantravels

      Hi Irish,

      I just sent you those files you requested. Kindly check your email.

      With regards to your bank statement, I am not entirely sure. You should have at least your own pocket money since you’ll be traveling.


  7. Darrell Mangubat

    Hi Dan, may I request for a copy of cover letter and itinerary? Thank you for your support to travelers 🙂

    1. dantravels

      Hello Darrel,
      You’re very much welcome.
      Regarding those files you requested, kindly check out your email inbox. =)
      Have a great day!

  8. Judith

    Hello Dan Judith here, I may request a copy of cover letter and the itinerary? thanks you so much for your support Dan for us also travelers

    1. dantravels

      Hi Judith,

      Of course. I sent it just now. Kindly check your email inbox.

      Hugs from Thailand,

  9. Patty

    Hi Mr Dan Iam a 63 years old retired nurse. I worked in Saudi and now am here in the Philippines I am planning to visit Egypt. Can you give me a checklist for outbound travelers in order to avoid off loading from the immigration. Will the immigration allow me to travel alone? If not too much do you know a travel agency who can help me with my documents because am not familiar with any agency. Thank you very much

    1. dantravels

      Hi Ms. Patty, How are you? Hope you’re doing alright.
      Personally, I would be concerned about you traveling “alone” especially with regard to your age (and the immigration officers might feel the same way.) I mean Egypt is tens of thousand miles away! Have you traveled alone before or is this your first time?
      Not that I am discouraging you to travel solo but I think it would be better if you travel with an agency. And I am sorry I don’t know a travel agency that can help you to travel to Egypt.

  10. Melanie Fernandez

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for these informations and guide. May I request for a copy of your cover letter since we almost have the same situation. Thanks for your help.

    1. dantravels

      Hi Melanie, Of course. I just sent it now. Kindly check your email inbox. Good luck! =)

    2. Patty De Vera

      Hi Dan this is me Patty again I’ve been travelling for more than 30 yrs because I was an Ofw . Going to Egypt is one of our plans with my husband but since he’s a Pwd now he can’t come with me. Can I instead ask my brother who has just retired accompany me for this tour? I appreciate your advice. May I request a copy of your cover letter and itinerary? Thank you and God bless

      1. dantravels

        Hi Patty,
        I just sent you the files you requested. And yes, I do agree it would be better if you come with a friend or a member of your family during your trip to Egypt. Good luck!
        PS: Actually traveling as an OFW vs a tourist/traveler is very different. You as a former OFW traveling as a tourist to country miles miles away, the mindset of the Immigration Officers would be different as well. They might think you’d go there to find a job instead.

        Hugs from Thailand!

  11. Patty DeVera

    Hello Dan. How are you . Thank you for the cover letter and the itinerary you send me . I would like another favour will you kindly send your duly filled up visa application form as a guide for me . Thank you very much and God bless you .

    1. dantravels

      Hi Patty, I am doing alright.
      I am sorry, I cannot send it to you because it has personal details. But anyways, the application form is very easy to understand. Which part of the form are you having difficulty answering with?

  12. Patty De Vera

    Hello Dan it’s okay I understand. I will
    look for a travel agency who can assist me in my plan. Thank you and God bless you.

  13. Yvonne

    Hi Dan! is there a show money needed for Egypt visa application?

    1. dantravels

      Hi Yvonne, a bank certificate is required as per stated in this blog. =)

  14. Nic Marie

    Hi Dan! Thank you for sharing your experience and giving some tips. I would really appreciate if you could send me a copy of your cover letter and itinerary too. God bless!

    1. dantravels

      Hi Nic Marie, My pleasure. Kindly check your email inbox, I sent them just now. Have a good day!

  15. JC Cals

    Hi Daniel. Thanks for your very informative blog. Do you mind sending me a copy of your cover letter and itinerary?

    1. dantravels

      Sure, JC. I sent it just now. Kindly check your email inbox.
      You’re very much welcome.

  16. Gyl

    Hi, Dan!
    Thank you so much for sharing your travel experience with us. I am also planning to travel to Egypt early next year. If you don’t mind, I wish I could see samples of cover letter and itinerary from you. Also, I would like to ask your opinion if there’s a preferred or ideal savings account that I need to have that could help get my visa approved.

    Thank you and merry Christmas!

    1. dantravels

      Hi Gyl,
      I just sent them to your email. Check it out.
      With regards to your bank savings, as long as it is enough to cover your trip to Egypt then it is enough. I think 1000-2000 pesos per day would be enough.
      Happy Holidays!

  17. Sherie

    Hi Dan,

    If you don’t mind, can I ask for a copy of your cover letter and itinerary? I got denied once and I don’t want that to happen again. I’ve been to so many places in Asia and I thought I have a big chance of getting a visa to Egypt but I was wrong and I don’t know the reason why.

    Happy holidays!

    1. dantravels

      Hi Sherie, Don’t worry. I’m sure you can get it next time. I just sent you an email with files you requested.
      Happy New Year! =)

  18. Hi Dan,
    I’m Jahira, may i request a copy of cover letter and the itinerary? thanks you so much for your support Dan, i’ll really appreciate it.

    1. dantravels

      Hi Jahira,
      I just emailed those documents to you. Kindly check your email. =)
      Good luck with your visa application!

  19. Mabelle MARcelo

    Hi Sir Dan,

    I’m Mabelle, may i request to sir about the requirements for tourist visa in egypt and some of tips for documents. Thank you in advance.

  20. Aileen Castro

    Hi Sir Dan,

    I’m Aileen, can you also send the itinerary to me? Thank you and have a safe on your next travel.

    1. dantravels

      Hi Aileen, I just sent those files you requested. Kindly check your email inbox.
      Good luck with your application.

  21. Mely p. Macasaet

    Hello Daniel… Please kindly send me the copy for your covered letter and itinerary. Thanks you.

  22. sisi

    hello daniel, may i request a copy of your itinerary and cover letter? i am planning to go there on may.

    1. dantravels

      Hello there, Sisi!
      I just sent it to you just now. Check your email inbox, please.

      And good luck with your visa application! =)

  23. anna

    Hi Dan! Could you share with me a copy of your itinerary and cover letter? My family and I are planning our first out of the country after 2 years and excited to go to Egypt! TY for your article, super helpful. 🙂

    1. dantravels

      Hi Anna, glad it helped! By the way, I send those documents you requested. Check your inbox! So excited for you, as well! =)

  24. Chen

    Hello Dan,

    Hope you are doing well. Do you still have the itinerary? May I have a copy?

    1. dantravels

      Hi Chen, Sorry for my late reply. I just sent it just now. Kindly check your email inbox.

  25. kalli


    I just came from the embassy and they are asking for covid and polio vaccination? Do you know if there is an update on the requirements? I have to leave and thinking if i need to really get a polio vaccine for a tourist visa.

  26. Lala

    Hi Dan! Can you share with me also your itinerary =)

  27. Joan Orsal

    Hello dan,
    My boyfriend want me to visit him in Egypt. Can u share me also your cover letter and itinerary?

  28. Gela

    Hello Dan,
    Good day I’m Gela can I ask if you could share your itinerary and a sample of your cover letter when applying for tourist visa in Egypt.
    Thank you in advance.

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