Moving to Egypt

Moving to Egypt


You are moving to Egypt. Atlas Movers will get you there.

Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, moving to Egypt is a totally hassle-free process. Whether you live in the Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Oman or anywhere else in the world; we will take all your worries off your hands when moving to Egypt.

We offer you personal support during this exciting step of moving to Egypt. You have worked and lived abroad, and you now want to move back to Egypt. Like any other relocation, moving to Egypt is a major event. Atlas International Movers is there to facilitate your journey from door to door.

Atlas International Movers calls at various destinations all over the world each week to pack, load and deliver household goods. Do you have any questions? Our experts would be happy to help! We are the perfect moving company to arrange your move to the country of Egypt. 

What do you have to arrange yourself?

If you’re moving to Egypt it will be important to obtain the right visa. The right visa for you depends on the reason you’re moving to Egypt, your nationality and the duration of your stay. So where can I find more information about visas in Egypt? The best place with the most information is the official visa website for Egypt. All travellers to Egypt, other than the Nationalities listed below, require a valid Visa each time they enter Egypt. A Single Entry Visa (Ordinary Visa / Tourist Visa / Visitor’s Pass) is the most common type of Visa and can be obtained via the Egyptian Electronic Visa Application System (eVisa) or on arrival and is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. On this website you’ll find a list of countries in which people do not require a short-stay visa.

The Egyptian government made it very easy for you to find out whether you need a visa or not. The website will help you with the necessary steps:

  1. Create an account on the Egypt e-Visa Portal via the registration page.
  2. Confirm your account registration.
  3. Login to the Egypt e-Visa Portal.
  4. Select Apply Now.
  5. Select the type of Visa and read the instructions carefully.
  6. Fill in the application form.
  7. Pay using a Visa card, MasterCard or other debit cards.
  8. Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
  9. Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.

When you successfully submitted for a visa and obtained it, please consider the following requirements on arrival:

  • Passport valid for at least six months from arrival date
  • e-Visa printout
  • Travel itinerary
  • Supporting letter e.g. letter from company or invitation letter for business/family visits.
  • Hotel bookings/details about places to visit if going as a tourist.

Residence visa

If expats will be in Egypt for longer than 90 days, they will need a residence visa. This permit is also needed to work or study in the country. Once obtained, residence visas are renewable and issued with a validity of up to five years. After ten years of continuous residence in Egypt, expats are entitled to apply for citizenship. 

If an expat plans to take up employment in Egypt, they will need a work permit in addition to a residence permit.The process of acquiring a work permit for Egypt can be complicated. Luckily, employers will usually take care of the bulk of the paperwork involved in applying for a work permit. Because work permit applications require the participation of the expat’s employer, it is not possible to obtain a work permit without a solid job offer from an employer in Egypt.

What rights will my visa give me in Egypt? Every visa has different rights and conditions, so it’s important to find out what you’re entitled to and what your restrictions are while living in Egypt. If you need more information, you can find it on Egypt’s government website. Also It might be worthwhile getting the help of a migration agent or lawyer to help navigate your way through the Egyptian system.

Can I become an Egyptian Citizen?

Can I become an Egyptian citizen? Yes, you can become an Egyptian citizen with all the accompanying rights through either naturalization or birth. You do not have to forfeit your original nationality, because since 2004 dual nationality is allowed.

  • Those who acquire nationality at birth include: children born anywhere who have at least one parent who is an Egyptian national by birth; or abandoned children or orphans discovered in the territory whose parents are unknown.
  • Naturalization can be granted to persons who have resided in the territory for a sufficient period of time to confirm they understand the Arabic language, customs and traditions of the society. General provisions are that applicants have good character and conduct; have no criminal convictions; have good mental and physical health; can economically be self-sufficient; and have resided in the country for ten years

For more information on how to become an Egyptian national, contact the municipality where you live. That is also where you have to submit your application. You could also take a look at Egypt’s government website.

You are moving to Egypt, what’s next?

So you’re moving to Egypt! You have a job offer/work contract with a residence visa and a work permit. Now it’s important to make the relocation to Egypt as smooth as possible, that’s why Atlas is the perfect partner for your relocation. In addition to moving to Egypt, you will also have to start looking at everything Egypt has to offer. Why else is moving to Egypt right for you? Well, Egypt has had a history of violent attacks in the past. The only no-go’s in the country are what you see in the travel advisories which is to avoid the Sinai Peninsula (Sharm El Sheikh is safe) and in general do not go into the western desert. In both instances, if you must, make sure you do so with an (armed) escort.

Otherwise Egypt is a rather safe country if you take the necessary safety measures. Furthermore Egypt is known everywhere as a land of beautiful scenery, Pyramids, great food and culture. Vibrant cities with gorgeous architecture. 

These are some of the most beautiful places you should visit whilst staying in Egypt:

  • Pyramids of Giza: The last surviving of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza are one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks.
  • Luxor’s Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings: Famed for the Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, and the Memorial Temple of Hatshepsut, the Nile-side town of Luxor in Upper Egypt has a glut of tourist attractions.
  • Cruising the Nile: Cruising the Nile is also the most relaxing way to see the temples that stud the banks of the river on the route between Luxor and Aswan, plus sunrise and sunset over the date-palm-studded river banks, backed by sand dunes, is one of Egypt’s most tranquil vistas.
  • Aswan: Egypt’s most tranquil town is Aswan, set upon the winding curves of the Nile.
  • Abu Simbel: This is Ramses II’s great temple, adorned with colossal statuary standing guard outside, and with an interior sumptuously decorated with wall paintings.

Of course there is so much to see and you don’t have to do everything at once. That is the beauty of living in Egypt, there is always something new to discover. Do you want to know more about the country and all that it has to offer? Have a look at their tourism website! Don’t worry the website is also in English!

Living in Egypt

Moving to Egypt is exciting and new. It’s a beautiful country with lots to offer. Living in Egypt is easy and the people are outgoing. But Egypt is still a country with a different religion and culture than most Western countries. The largest religion is the Islam and that’s why the country sometimes requires a bit more modesty. But if you follow the social etiquette, Egypt will be great destination for you.

These are some of the things expats found different about living in Egypt. Luckily there are multiple websites dedicated to make living in Egypt easier for expats. If you want more information about Egyptian culture and social etiquette, try this website. You’ll find loads of useful information about Egypt.

How do we proceed?

The process of moving to Egypt is different for every client, it depends on which country you’re moving from and if you’re already an Egyptian citizen. But our system stays the same! The employees of our partners will pack your household goods in seaworthy packaging, after which they will be transported by sea, while small consignments will be sent by air. They will visit you at your home and will discuss with you what is required in order to emigrate to Egypt. They will draw up a detailed inventory and will explain to you the specific rules for the customs clearance of your belongings, to ensure you are fully prepared for moving to Egypt.

Thanks to our many years of experience and good collaboration with our local partners, we will ensure that you will have no surprises when moving to Egypt. If you’re planning to move to Egypt and you want us to help you move, you can request a free quote or use one of the options below.

A call request

We will be more than happy to give you a call to discuss your requirements, answer any questions you may have and plan an appointment for a pre-move survey. Let us guide and advise you to make your transition as smoothly as possible. Feel free to leave your name and number, one of our customer service agents will call you shortly to assist you.

A video survey

You have come to a stage that you require to request a quotation for your upcoming move. You may still have some questions and prefer a video survey above an in-home survey. Select a day and time and we will reach out to you to conduct a video survey. Using your mobile device you can show us the items you would like to move.

A survey form

You know exactly what to move and would like to learn more about the flexibility of our services and related pricing. Just follow the process, complete your details, tell us about your requirements and we will get back to you shortly with our quotation for your requested services.

If you are not really sure on what to choose, a call request is the easiest solution. That way we can answer all of your questions! If you, like us, like to prepare for a relocation then you may find our checklist very helpful. It gives a timeline with tips on how to prepare yourself for your relocation! Download our checklist at the bottom of this page!

Your own relocation coordinator

Atlas International Movers guides your move from door to door. If you have any questions during the relocation process, please contact your personal relocation coordinator. This person can answer all your questions about the move. This way you can prepare for your life in Egypt without any problems.

With our years of experience, we know exactly how to get your belongings safely from door to door. Well-trained and committed movers guarantee you a worry-free move! Our relocation consultant will visit you prior to your move to Egypt. Our advisor will discuss the move with you and ask about your wishes and expectations. Whether you want to move to Cairo, Giza, Aswan or Luxor or one of the other beautiful cities with Atlas International Movers your belongings will arrive safely at their destination.

If you are moving to Egypt and you want to make an appointment with us or one of our partners, please feel free to contact us or view our website! If you would like storage for your household effects before, during or after moving to Egypt, this is also possible. Click here for more information about inventory storage at Atlas. If you want to know more about Atlas International Movers, read more about our moving company here!

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