We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Egypt.

This is a historic moment for Egypt and the region. Egypt’s transition to a democratic state has the potential to be the role model for many other states in the region. Britain has a long history of strong shared interests with Egypt, and we will continue to be an active and engaged partner, offering our help and assistance as Egypt continues the process of rebuilding both itself and its leading role in the region.

Our services

Visas

  • For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website

  • With immediate effect; all UK visa applications submitted in Egypt must include:

*A photocopy as well as the original of all supporting documents being submitted as part of the application *A photocopy of the biographical page of each of the applicant’s passports (the page that includes the photograph) and all pages of the passport(s) that contain endorsements (visas, entry and exit stamps, and visa acceptance or refusal stamps).

If you are submitting an important document as part of a visit application and you would like that document returned to you, please inform the application centre staff when you are submitting your application.

All photocopies should be clearly legible and on A4 white paper (unless legal documents) and accompanied by an English translation if the original document is not in English.

  • Please note that as of 15th December 2013 the Visa Section in Cairo can no longer offer an in-person applicant advice or document collection service unless you have been contacted by the Visa Section or if you wish to withdraw your application. All document collections are handled by our Visa Application Centre. You need to allow for the processing time of 15 working days to have passed (as stated in our customer service standards) before enquiring about the status of you visa application. Should you wish to enquire after the 15 working days have passed, then you can do so by sending an email to: cairo.visaapplicants@fco.gov.uk This is so that we can focus on our working queues and enable us to deliver a more consistent and higher quality of service.

  • From the 10th December 2013, all UK visa applications submitted in Egypt must include:

1- photocopy as well as the original of all supporting documents being submitted as part of the application;

2- A photocopy of the biographical page of each applicant’s passport (the page that includes the photograph) and all pages of the passport(s) that contain endorsements (visas, entry and exit stamps, and visa acceptance or refusal stamps);

3- Two signed copies of the printed application form.

If you are submitting an important document as part of a visit application and you would like that document returned to you, please inform the application centre staff when you are submitting your application.

All photocopies should be clearly legible and on A4 white paper (unless legal documents) and accompanied by an English translation if the original document is not in English.

  • Please note that the Visa Section in Cairo no longer operates a customer window service. All enquiries should be directed to “cairo.visaapplicants@fco.gov.uk”. The Visa Section aims to reply to 95% of ‘eligible’ emails within 5 working days. Kindly, note that all emails sent will receive an automated reply outlining whether you are eligible for a reply or not, and will contain some useful information which may answer your query or direct you to the relevant website with the information you need. Should you feel that you are eligible for a reply and have not received a reply after 5 working days, please send another email with ‘URGENT’ in the beginning of the subject line.”

  • UK Visas and Immigration are pleased to announce the resumption of the Priority Visa service in Egypt from 16th September. Further information regarding the service and qualifying criteria can be found at the following link Please note that the cost of this service is 700LE in addition to the visa fees. UK Visas and Immigration will process Priority Visa applications ahead of other applications when received at their premises.

  • You can check a guide to UK Business Visitor and Work Visas for Egyptian Businesses from here

  • “Visa Application Centres update: The Visa Application Centres operated by our commercial partner Worldbrigde, in Cairo and Alexandria are open and operating normally. The Visa Section in the British Embassy Khartoum is also accepting applications normally.”

Travel advice

Information on staying safe and avoiding problems when living or travelling abroad is on travel advice, with links to our embassies, high commissions and other diplomatic posts across the world.

Booking an appointment

You must make an appointment in order to visit the consular section in Cairo for notarial or documentary services

Appointments are available 10:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs Sunday to Thursday.

Please contact the consular section on 02 27916000 with any queries you may have about notarial work. We are able to answer your calls between 09:00 to 14:00 hrs, Sunday to Thursday. Please ensure that you have read the information on this website first and call us only if you have further queries.

Out-of-hours emergency assistance

In case of emergencies, such as arrest, serious illness, accident or death outside of working hours please call +2 (02) 2791 6000 and explain your situation.

Emergency travel documents

Information about how to get an emergency travel document if your UK passport is lost or stolen.

Passport renewal

For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our consulates cannot deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.

List of lawyers and interpreters

A list of English speaking lawyers and interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Egypt. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government

Registering a Births and a death

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Notarial and documentary services

The British Embassy in Cairo can perform various types of notarial services for British citizens and for non-British nationals whose requirement has a link to the UK. An appointment must be made for each service. Please visit our Notarial and documentary services page

UK law states we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices.

Changes to notarial and documentary services in Egypt

Information about changes that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has made to the notarial and documentary services offered at its Missions overseas

Legalisation Service

We offer limited legalisation services. Guidance on how to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK. Further information can be found on our Notarial and documentary services page.

Customer feedback on consular services

The House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Select Committee is conducting a Parliamentary inquiry into the FCO’s consular services, and would like to hear your feedback.

Guides we produce

We also produce guides for British nationals who need information about services that are not provided by our Consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

For more information on what services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide

Personal data collected will be treated with strictest confidence under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act and used for recruitment purposes only.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunities employer. Our officers are recruited on merit through fair and open competition. We seek our strength through diversity and appoint suitably qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, social background age or disability

Our people

James Watt

James Watt

British Ambassador to Egypt

Contact us

British Embassy Cairo, main contact

British Embassy
7 Ahmed Ragheb Street
Garden City
Egypt

* Office hours:
Sunday to Wednesday, GMT: 5am to 12:30pm (Local time: 8am to 3:30pm)
Thursday, GMT: 5am to 11am (Local time: 8am to 2pm)

Consular:
Sundays to Thursdays, 10am to 1pm

* Emails:
- Press and Public Affairs: cairo.press@fco.gov.uk
- Political & Economic: economic.cairo@fco.gov.uk
- Consular: consular.cairo@fco.gov.uk
- Visa enquiries: cairo.visaapplicants@fco.gov.uk
- Trade & Investment: commercial.cairo@fco.gov.uk

UKTI Office in Cairo

UKTI Office
7 Ahmed Rageb Street
Garden City
Egypt

Consulate General Alexandria

Consulate General
3 Mina Street, Kafr Abdou
21529 Roushdy
Egypt

Office hours:
Sunday to Wednesday, 08:00 to 15:30
Thursday: 08:00 to 14:00

Honorary consuls Sharm El Sheikh

Honorary consuls Sharm El Sheikh
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Egypt

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