Living in Egypt

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Driving in Egypt

Applicants for an Egyptian driver’s licence must be at least 18 years old. A certificate from an Egyptian ophthalmologist and physician must be obtained to verify blood type, visual and physical health. These certificates along with a valid driver’s license from your home country, two photographs, and LE 55 should be taken to the Traffic Department at Attaba Square in Cairo or at Giza.

All applicants are now being given an oral test on international road signs as well as a road test to certify driver’s capability. The applicant must provide his/her own vehicle for the test.

Egyptian immigration information

Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad or from the Entry Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality Administration (TDINA).

It is possible for most tourists and visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the major ports of entry. Please check with your nearest Egyptian Consular Mission for more details concerning visa regulations applying to your citizenship.

Getting married in Egypt

New Zealand citizens wanting to get married in Egypt will need to go in person to the Ministry of Justice in Cairo to complete the required documentation.

The Ministry of Justice requires a declaration signed by you and witnessed by the Embassy in respect of your civil status. The declaration can be drawn up by the Embassy and is based on the New Zealand Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage. Those who have been married may be required by the Egyptian Ministry of Justice to produce verified legal documents confirming the dissolution of the previous marriages.

The Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand issues the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage. The Department of Internal Affairs website provides comprehensive information about how to apply for the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage, the applicable fees and how long it will take. You are also able to download the Certificate of No Impediment application form from this website.

All these documents should be provided to the Ministry of Justice in Cairo along with your passport.



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