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Visas and Immigration

Welcome to the Visa Section of the Embassy of Canada to Egypt in Cairo.

For information about going to Canada and to find out how to make an application at this office, please refer to our list of services below.

We provide these services to residents, nationals, or persons legally admitted to Egypt and Sudan, and Palestinian residents in Gaza.

Important announcement

Visa Application Centre (VAC)

A new VAC opened in Cairo on June 12, 2013, and is located at 44 Charles de Gaulle Street (ex Giza Street), Giza Residence Tower, 1 st floor, Office G, above HSBC.

As of June 12, all temporary resident applications (visitor visa, study or work permit) or permanent resident travel document applications should be submitted either online or through the VAC.

Biometric Requirement       

As of October 23, 2013, citizens of Sudan between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) when submitting an application for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit.

As of December 11, 2013, citizens of Egypt and holders of travel documents issued by the Palestinian Authority between the ages of 14 and 79 must give their biometrics (fingerprints and photographs) when submitting an application for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit. 

This new requirement affects citizens from 29 countries and one territory.

You can give your biometrics at the VAC in Cairo.

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Date Modified:
2013-12-05