The government of Egypt launched the online visa application in order to manage the high level of traveling demands and allow eligible applicants, such as those from New Zealand, to apply with very little effort and much more convenience.
New Zealanders applying for an electronic visa to Egypt no longer need to book an appointment with a local embassy or consulate nor do they have to wait in visa queues when entering the country.
Apply for an Egypt eVisa From New Zealand
New Zealand citizens are among the list of eligible travelers who can successfully obtain an e-visa to Egypt.
Once the eligible applicant has determined whether they require a single-entry or a multiple-entry tourist visa, the Egypt eVisa application form is simple and very straightforward to complete.
Types of Egypt Visas for NZ Passport
There are several types of visas to visit Egypt from New Zealand. Each one of them has its own prerequisites and characteristics, therefore, New Zealanders are encouraged to carefully read all the information regarding their appropriate travel permit before arriving in the country.
Egypt single-entry tourist visa for NZ
The single-entry eVisa to Egypt allows entry into the country just once. If a New Zealander visitor leaves Egypt and would like to re-enter, they must apply for another Egyptian eVisa.
Applying for this Egyptian tourist visa allows its holder a consecutive stay period of 30 days maximum. The total validity of the single-entry eVisa is 3 months from the date of issuance.
Multiple-entry tourist visa to visit Egypt from NZ
The multiple-entry eVisa differs slightly in conditions as a visitor from New Zealand can leave and enter Egypt numerous times over a valid period of 180 days from the date of issuance.
New Zealand applicants must be aware, however, that each entry only allows a stay for a maximum of 30 days consecutively, although they are allowed to enter as many times as they wish.
Whether applying for a single-entry or multiple-entry tourist visa for Egypt, New Zealand travelers must double-check the requirements.
Egypt Transit Visa for New Zealanders
New Zealanders do not have to apply for an Egypt transit visa unless they are staying in Egypt for a very short period, and are on their way to another country as their final destination.
The following must be provided in order to apply for a transit visa
- A valid passport from New Zealand
- A copy of the onward flight itinerary to prove that travelers have another flight in the following hours
Egypt Visa on Arrival for New Zealand citizens
There is also an alternative option of receiving an Egyptian Visa on Arrival (VoA). However, this option is considered to be more hassle and time-consuming than applying for the Egypt visa online.
With a VoA, New Zealand arrivals can often expect long lines caused by high travel demands, as well as a higher probability of making mistakes since all documents must be printed and presented in the immigration desk once passengers have arrived in Egypt.
Once issued, the Visa on Arrival for Egypt permits its holder with a single-entry into Egypt and an allowed stay of a maximum of 30 consecutive days.
Egypt eVisa Requirements for New Zealanders
The government of Egypt set in place a number of Egypt eVisa requirements in which all international visitors must comply with and fulfill. New Zealanders are eligible to apply for the tourist e-Visa as long as they hold certain documents and submit the correct personal information.
New Zealand passport holders must have the following:
- A valid passport issued by the New Zealand government with a minimum expiration date of 6 months left when entering the country
- A scanned image of the biographical page of the passport. This image must clearly show all the personal information such as full name, date of birth and passport number
- Personal details: New Zealanders will need to submit their full name, and date of birth, among other data
- A working email address in order to receive the eVisa electronically
- A valid credit or debit card to pay the visa processing fee
It is crucial to take into consideration that New Zealanders must travel with the passport they used to apply for the eVisa. If the passport has been replaced (for whatever reason) the applicant will need to obtain a new Egypt eVisa as each travel authorization is electronically linked to the passport used to apply.
The Egypt electronic visa processing times for New Zealanders usually take around 4-7 business days, but it is highly recommended to apply 7 days before the trip in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Minors traveling from New Zealand to Egypt
All visitors wishing to travel from New Zealand to Egypt must complete their own individual online application form, this includes minors.
Parents or guardians can, however, apply for the Egypt eVisa on behalf of the child. The adult applying for the minor must make sure the requirements previously stated are met and all required supporting documents, such as the child’s New Zealand passport, are submitted correctly.