Egypt announces new visa measures for Canadian citizens

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Aug 2023

Canadian Passport holders who do not hail from Egyptian origin will no longer be able to obtain a visa upon arrival at ports of entry and must obtain an advance visa from any Egyptian embassy or consulate abroad starting 1 October.



The new measure is part of new visa measures which were announced by the Embassy of Egypt in Ottawa on its Facebook page on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Canadian citizens of Egyptian origin who are travelling on a Canadian Passport were given two options to enter the country, according to the embassy.

Option 1: They can obtain a paid visa upon arrival at ports of entry by presenting a certificate from Egyptian embassies or consulates that notarize their Egyptian nationality.

Option 2: They can obtain free advance visas from Egyptian embassies and consulates by providing any document that proves their Egyptian nationality (birth certificate, national ID card or passport), regardless of the document's expiry.

In this case, they can email all documentation required to obtain a visa to the Egypt embassy in Ottawa for processing or can apply in person at the embassy headquarters or the Consulate General of Egypt in Montreal, added the embassy.

Canada is home to some 300,000 who hail from Egyptian origin, according to some estimates.

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