Last update 30 September 2020Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Arab Republic of Egypt
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Arab Republic of Egypt
Address: 6, El Malek El Afdal Str. Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone: +20 2 273 630 25; +20 2 2736 60 77
Fax: +20 2 2736 38 26
Out-of-hours hotline: + 20 122 317 1991
Office hours: Sun - Thu, 08.30 - 14.30 h
Visa days: Sun and Wed - 09:30 - 12:30 h
Consular days: Mon and Thu - 09:30 - 11:30 h
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Sofia
Address: 1000 Sofia, 5, 6th September Street
Telephone: +359 2 988 1509; + 359 2 987 0215; + 359 2 987 6468
Fax number: +359 2 980 1263
Office hours: 09:00- 16:00 h
Consular Section: 10:00 - 11.00 h, 14:00 - 15.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Travel papers and visas
When visiting the Arab Republic of Egypt, the tourists must have a valid international passport with at least 6 months from the day of entry in the country.
When travelling from Bulgaria to Egypt, no inoculations are required and immunisation card is not requested at the border. However, upon entry into Egypt from Sudan and most African countries, certain vaccines and immunisation cards are required.
Bulgarian citizens can enter Egypt with a visa obtained in advance from the Egyptian Embassy in Sofia or other diplomatic or consular representation of the Arab Republic of Egypt abroad.
There are three types of visas: tourist, entry (for purposes other than tourism) and transit.
Tourist visas and stay up to 30 days may be obtained at the border check points of the international airports - the stickers are sold in the bank offices located in the transit areas prior the passport control. The price of the visa sticker at the border check point is 25 USD as it could be paid with a credit card or in cash.
On 15 May 2015 AR Egypt introduces changes in the visa regime, under which the current practice to issue individual tourist visas at border crossing points will be suspended. As from that date (15 May 2015) foreign citizens intending to travel to AR Egypt individually and not part of an organized tourist group should approach any Egyptian embassy in order to obtain the required entry visa in advance. That requirement does not apply to groups whose trip was organized and carried out by some of the travel agencies. However this requirement has not been applied in practice and the obtaining of an individual tourist visa at the border check point remqins possible.
In connection with changes in the visa regime of the Arab Republic of Egypt, from 01.1 1.2008 the Bulgarian citizens holders of diplomatic or service passports travelling in their private or official capacity, must obtain an entry visa in advance from the Embassy of Egypt in Sofia or other Egyptian diplomatic missions abroad.
In order to extend the stay in Egypt, before the expiry of their tourist or entry visa, Bulgarian citizens should apply in the Passports, Visa Issues and Immigration Department of the Ministry of Interior of the Arab Republic of Egypt and, subject to payment of the respective fees, can get permission to extend their stay.
There should be at least one full free page in your passport in order to affix the visa for the country. There should not be any prior visa on the back of the page except the stamps of the border control.
Certification and legalisation
Documents are subjected to certification and legalisation by the consular section, are various general documents stamped by "Apostille" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as private documents of people who have signed them in the Consular Section in Cairo before the Consul. For the latter, where the matter relates to the transfer of real rights to real property, the Consul shall certify also the content of the document.
Issuance of identity documents
When applying for the issuance of identity documents, the person shall sign the application in person in the presence of an official and biometrics shall be taken in cases provided for by law.
Upon registration of birth, marriage (concluded by the Egyptian civil service) or death, the following documents must be presented: birth certificate, marriage certificate or death certificate (accompanied by a phyto-sanitary control document) that shall be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt.
Tourist visa (issued at the border, valid for 30 days) - USD 25.00