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Another visa question for Sinai

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Another visa question for Sinai

Hi, someone i know is going to Na'ama they arent planning on going away from SHARM, but they are going for 28 days, do they need a visa?

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1. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Hi,

Here is a recent quote by Egyptian Goddess (local expert for Alexandria) I believe the 1st visa to which she refers, costs £18:

"You have two choices - apply for your visa from the consulate in London (not much time for this though - can't remember how long they take to process) This visa would let you stay for 3 months.

Or

You can buy your visa for 15 US Dollars at the airport on arrival. Technically this is valid for a month - but there is a two week grace period on all visas and so to all intents and purposes it is a six week visa.

It is possible to extend your visa with an extension by paying a visit to the passport office."

I'm sure she'd be happy to clarify / confirm any further details for you.

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2. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Hi Alex

This is a quote off the Egyptian Consulate site

British and other EU nationals travelling to Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Newiba and Taba resorts only,

for up to 14 days, do not require a visa prior to travelling,

they shall receive an entry permission stamp upon arrival.

If you intend to travel out of the mentioned areas or overstay,

You must obtain a visa.

Kindly note that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travelling

Hope this helps

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Barbara

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3. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Hhmmm, still pondering on this; think he/she will have 15 days entitlement without a visa (dating back to Camp David Treaty?) but may then need one if staying for 28 days; gone a bit foggy - been a long day.

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4. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

I think we were writing this at the same time, I said I think...... LOL

You type faster than I do!!!!!

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5. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Wilting now; been out much of the day; hope you can make sense of all that Alex! Signing off now : )

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6. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Thanks you 2 for the replies, I understand that my friend will need a VISA if she is staying longer than 15 days (which she is), i suppose under the treaty she could have 2 weeks grace but would still have to pay for the extra 2 weeks, so she may as well just get one at the airport.

...for some reason I'm looking forward to seeing how cheap I can get mine. I've set myself a limit of £10!!! ;-) ...also my citricidal tablets haven't come I hope they come tomorrow!

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7. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Hi Alex

I've never paid more than £10, sometimes I get change in LEs sometimes not, this Dec paid in $s and it was $15, so obviously this is the cheapest way to pay, but not if you have to pay commission to change sterling into dollars, it will be interesting to see what you pay.

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8. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Well yes it will Barbara, my thomson ticket makes me laugh, on one page it says a visa is £15 and on another page it says they are £13. Also it doesn't say under what circumstances you do or do not need one! Thank God for TA!

Also going to get some antinal when I get there, I wonder how cheaply I can get them?

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9. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

I've posted for many years that Thomson have been charging £13 and making sure all Thomson people go to that queue, people have now wised up and go to other queues, Thomson reps really don't like it, it stops their commission!!!!!

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10. Re: Another visa question for Sinai

Hi Alex - before I got my multi entry visa I always used to pay in $ and pay $15 each. My bank doesnt charge me commision so it is £7.50 which is the cheapest way. Go to the booth that has a sign saying Visa $15. The visa is clearly marked $15. The tourist visa is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.

If you apply by post to the Consulate it normally takes around 10 days.