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How to Apply for Egyptian Passport

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Applying for Egyptian Passport

Egyptian passports are dark green, with the Egyptian Coats of Arms emblazoned in the centre of the front cover. The word “جواز سفر•PASSPORT” (the former being the Arabic equivalent) is inscribed below the coat of arms, and “جمهورية مصر العربية•ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT” above. The passport contains 52 pages. The passports are opened from their right end and their pages are arranged from right to left..

Dealing with government institutions in Egypt can be a bit tricky; you never know what the necessary papers are and, even if you do, you always end up going back and forth to the same place trying to get it right. It’s a hell of a process you don’t want to deal with before traveling, so we’ve made it a lot more straightforward and foolproof.

General Information:

• New Passports are valid for 7 years from issue date, for those who apply using their Egyptian National ID.
• New Passports are valid for 1 year from issue date, for those who apply using their Egyptian Birth Certificate.
• New Passports are issued to adults and children separately (you can no longer add a wife or children to your passport)
• Processing time: 1-2 weeks

Requirements for Issuing, Renewing or Replacement of a Lost Passport

In Person:
• Head to your designated branch of the Egyptian Immigration, Citizenship, and Passports Agency (check their working hours, though; not all offices are created equal) and fill out a free application form from the information desk.
• You should be present at the Consulate information with your original Egyptian Passports and apply using your original Egyptian National ID or Original Birth Certificate.
• 4 recent personal photos (white background).
• Original Current passport or the expired passport if you want to renew it
• For replacement of a lost passport, you need to bring a police report
• Military status – For male applicants only (if not stated on current passport) – Please note that the original Military Exemption must be submitted if applying for a lost passport).
• For Female applicants – If your marital status is not listed on your National ID, please submit a copy of your Egyptian marriage certificate.
• Fees are 380 EGP for New Passports, 503.50 EGP for lost/stolen passports (as of August 1, 2019) (a police report must to be submitted, in addition to a request addressed to the Consul General providing lost/stolen passport information and contact information).
• For males ages 19 and up: conscription documents stating your current status (conscription age, exempted, postponed, etc.).
• For students: a certificate proving your enrollment in a university or school.
• For minors under 16 years of age: an electronic birth certificate and a copy thereof, and a valid version of father’s or mother’s ID and a copy thereof.
• Contact Information

You can also process/Renew/Replace your lost passport by mail if you follow the following steps:

• Original Egyptian Passport
• Original Egyptian National ID or Egyptian Birth Certificate.
• 4 recent personal photos (4 white background).
• Current passport or the expired passport.
• Military status (if not stated on current passport) – Please note that the original Military Exemption must be submitted if applying for a lost passport)
• For Female applicants – If your marital status is not listed on your National ID, please submit a copy of your Egyptian marriage certificate.
• Fees are 380 EGP for New Passports, 503.50 EGP for lost/stolen passports (as of August 1, 2019) (a police report must to be submitted)
• Pre-paid return envelope (to mail you the renewal application along with the Original Passport, national ID/Birth Certificate)
• Fill out and sign the application before a Notary Public.

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