In Egypt :
All foreigners arriving in Egypt should have a valid passport (with at least 6 months left before expiry) to apply for a touristic visa. French and Belgium citizens can also enter Egypt with a valid ID card (less than 10 years old and at least 6 months left before expiry), a copy of their ID card and 2 colour pictures.
Tourist visa can be obtained either at the Consulate of Egypt in your home country or, for Europeans, at any of the major airports when entering Egypt (Cairo, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, ..). It is usually valid for a period not exceeding one month and granted on single entry basis.
The visa is simply a stamp that you buy from the visa office, at the port of entry just before the immigration booth. The visa cost around $25 and after buying it; you just stick in any empty page on your passport, then stand in line to get your passport stamped by the immigration officer.
In most cases, when you arrive in Hurghada or Marsa Alam, your visa is included in your package and a DIVING ATTITUDE representative will wait for you before the visa office to give you the visa stamp and to help you going through the procedures. If you arrive from Europe with a stop-over in Cairo, you will then need to get the visa by yourself when landing in Cairo before taking the domestic connecting flight.
In Sudan :
We can have your visa issued by our agent in Port Sudan! For this, we must send him, a month before your safari, a copy of your passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the date of return. 10 days later we will send you a “pre-visa”. The pre-visa copy of Sudan is required at all airports for the check-in. No photocopy of pre-visa NOT check-in.
The visa will be payable in $ on the spot upon arrival ($ 155). Tickets must be in perfect condition and edition after 2007. It takes two blank blank pages on the passport to stick the Sudanese visa. The presence of an Israeli visa on the passport is a reason for refusal to return to the territory. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of return and must still have 2 consecutive white pages.
Our receptive will be waiting for divers at Port Sudan Airport in front of passport control, with visas. He will keep passports from arrival at the airport until the last day of the safari. The passports will be returned the last day of cruising aboard the boat.
You can also apply for a visa from the Sudanese consulate closest to you. This procedure is particularly simple and less expensive if you live close to the consulate: around 100 € instead of 155 $. If you choose this solution, ask us for a letter of introduction to the Consulate that we will obtain from our agent in Port Sudan. With this letter, you can bring your file at the Consulate. You will get your passport back with the visa 10 days later.
France = 11 Rue Alfred Dehodencq, 75116 Paris (ouvert de 10h à midi du lundi au vendredi)
Switzerland = Consulate of the Republic of The Sudan, 51 Av.Blanc, 1211 Geneva
Belgium = Avenue F. D. Roosevelt 124, 1050 Ixelles
Please note that a Sudanese visa on your Passport, will become more complicated to request a visa for the USA: You will no longer benefit from the exemption of visa for the ESTA program. To get to the United States, you will need to apply for a visa through the embassies, consulates or other official channels. Of course, these new rules do not prohibit travel to the United States, they make just a little more complicated…
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