Egyptian Visa in Nigeria: Procedures & Requirements

Find below how to apply for Egyptian visa in Nigeria, documents, procedures, requirements to obtain the visa and address of Egypt’s Embassy in Nigeria.


Egypt is a country located in North Africa, specifically at the North-eastern end of the African continent. It is known for it historic relevance as the home of civilization and known for its pacesetting in science and technology.

A lot of people interested in history troop to Egypt to get a feel of it. However, this is not the only reason people visit Egypt, some go for employment, some for study while to some, Egypt just have to be a transit zone where they pass to other country. whichever is your case, this post is written to address how to obtain Egypt visa in Nigeria, it procedure and requirements.

Types Of Egyptian Visa

Different types of Egyptian visa exist, each meant for a specific audience. If you’re going there for employment and you think you can make do of a visitor’s visa then you’re a big joke. Generally, they have three types of Egyptian visas.

Egyptian Student Visa: this visa is issued to student who intend to study in Egypt. This type of visa is valid for the period of study. You’re not expected to work with this, it is meant for only studies.

Egyptian Visitor’s Visa:This type of visa is issued to those wanting to go to Egypt for a short period of time for fun, recreation or visiting family members.


Egyptian Work Permit:The Egyptian work permit is issued to going there for some sort of employment which could either be for a long term or short term.

Egyptian Transit Visa:this type of visa is meant for those on transit that would need to pass through Egypt and it last only for about 24 hours to 72 hours.

Requirements Of Getting An Egyptian Visa

The below list contains the list of requirements before you’re issued visa into the country.

  • The visa fees
  • 3 passport photographs of not more than 6 months old
  • Visa application form
  • Original and photocopy of your Nigerian passport with a validity of at least 6 months
  • A financial statement from your bank
  • Employment letter or letter of introduction from employer
  • To whom it may concern letter from institution (application to students)
  • Proof of health

Procedure of Obtaining An Egyptian Visa In Nigeria

Getting an Egyptian visa is simple. However, simple does not means easy. However, your cooperation by telling nothing but the truth and other things will determine if you get it or not.

To get an Egyptian visa in Nigeria, you need to first obtain your Nigerian passport which can be obtained from the nearest immigration office. After obtaining it and the other documents listed above, head to the Egypt embassy in Abuja at Plot 340 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area Abuja in person and apply. Your interview date will be scheduled.

At the interview, you need to give them a concrete reason why you want to visit Egypt and also prove you will come back and not constitute nuisance in the country. after a successful interview, you will be told when to come get your visa or have it mailed to you.

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Abdulwali Yahaya

Abdulwali Yahaya is a professional blogger, programmer and a writer on Nigerian Infopedia

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