Travel & Visa

Visa renewal

The majority of students coming to Egypt to study Arabic obtain tourists visas. When you arrive at Cairo airport, you can purchase a tourist visa for $25. if you intend to remain in Egypt longer than the initial one-month visa allows, the visa can be extended.

Renewing your visa in Egypt is an interesting experience, to say the least.  Many students will have stories to tell about their experiences, as it is not always an easy process, but with the right amount of patience and determination, it can be (and is) done.


Online resources

There are various resources online with information on renewing your visa, however, the processes change frequently and it is sometimes dependent on who is at the window when you are renewing. One online resource you can refer to is:

Always be aware that every experience is different and what applies to one person may not apply to the next.  The process of extending your visa can take 2 days to complete.