• Mandatory Registration Required for More Nationalities within Seven Days of Entry
  • August 18, 2017
  • Authorities have confirmed that additional nationalities must register with the Immigration Authority or a respective police station with an Immigration Department desk, within seven days of each entry into Egypt. This requirement applies to holders of all categories of visas, including business, tourist and work visas as well as Egyptian residency permits.

    Upon registration, affected individuals must present the original passport they used to enter Egypt.

    Select hotels in Egypt may be able to assist with the registration process on behalf of foreign nationals.

    Affected Nationalities

    The following nationalities are subject to the rule:

    1. Afghanistan
    2. Algeria
    3. Azerbaijan
    4. Bangladesh
    5. Barbados
    6. Belize
    7. Bosnia-Herzegovina
    8. Burundi
    9. Chad
    10. DR of Congo
    11. Eritrea
    12. Ethiopia
    13. Ghana
    14. India
    15. Iran
    16. Iraq
    17. Israel
    18. Kazakhstan
    19. Kyrgystan
    20. Lebanon
    21. Liberia
    22. Libya
    23. Nigeria
    24. Pakistan
    25. Palestine
    26. Philippines
    27. Rwanda
    28. Somalia
    29. Sri Lanka
    30. Syria
    31. Tajikistan
    32. Trinidad and Tobago
    33. Tunisia
    34. Turkmenistan
    35. Uzbekistan
    36. Yemen

    Since an official list of affected nationalities has not been published, additional nationalities may currently be and may become subject to this registration requirement.

    Penalties for Noncompliance

    Failure to comply with the registration requirement may result in departure issues, inability to obtain Residency Visa endorsement and/or fines ranging from EGP 350 to EGP 1,500.

    What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

    Nationals of the above 36 countries, and possibly others, now face an extra administrative hurdle after entering Egypt. Foreign nationals seeking to enter Egypt should consult with their immigration professional for advice on whether they are subject to this registration requirement, and are advised to validate the registration requirement with an immigration officer upon arrival in Egypt.