- 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.
The following nationalities are subject to the rule:
- DR of Congo
- Sri Lanka
- Trinidad and Tobago
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 NationalsNationals 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.