Egypt Embassy in Canada

The Egypt Embassy in Ontario and the Egyptian Consulate General in Montreal provide consular assistance to Egyptian citizens living, visiting or doing business in Canada. The Embassy also serves foreigners who want to live, invest or visit Egypt.

There are over 600,000 Egyptians living in Canada. With such a large diaspora, the Embassy and Consulate are helpful service hubs.

This guide provides all you need to know about the services offered by the Egyptian Embassy in Ontario and Montreal, including processing times, cost, application requirements, and all the steps in the application process.

Embassy of Egypt in Canada

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About The Egypt Embassy in Canada

The Egyptian Embassy and the Egyptian Consulate process passports, travel documents and visa applications, and offer legalization services – both for regular and commercial documents.

The Embassy also facilitates the process to apply for civil status certificates, including birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates.

You can also apply for dual citizenship, a military exemption, consular certificate, a drivers’ license translation and police records, directly from the Embassy or Consulate.

Contact details

Egypt Embassy in Ottawa

The Egyptian General Consulate in Montreal

Opening Hours

The Egyptian General Consulate in Montreal

The Egypt Embassy in Ottawa

You should check with the Embassy or Consulate for updates on visiting restrictions due to COVID-19.

Payment methods

You must issue payment for regular document legalization via money order payable to the Egyptian Embassy in Ontario or the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal (depending on where you’re requesting the service). Personal checks are not accepted, and neither is cash inside an envelope.

You may issue payment for commercial document legalization via money order or certified check.

List of Consular Services offered by the Egypt Embassy in Canada

Egypt Attestation Procedure

Documents being used in Egypt for personal or business matters must be legalized by the Embassy of Egypt or the Egypt Consulate in Canada prior to being used in Egypt.

This process is called attestation, legalization, authentication, or apostille.

Below, you can find tables with valuable information on the Egypt Embassy legalization process, including costs and timelines for legalizing the following documents:

  • Regular documents and power of attorney
  • Commercial documents
Regular/Ordinary documents
When is an attestation needed?
Regular/ordinary documents (personal, educational, etc.) must be attested by the Embassy of Egypt in Ottawa to be legally approved for use in Egypt.
Description
  • Birth certificates
  • Name change certificate
  • Death Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Divorce Certificates
  • Power of Attorney
  • Criminal Record Checks (Police)
  • Adoption Papers
  • Doctor/ Medical note
  • Citizenship and Immigration documents
  • Statements In Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad
  • Degrees and Diplomas - College/University
  • Diplomas - High School
  • Transcripts - High School
  • Transcripts - College/University
  • Teaching Certificates
  • Other documents issued by educational institutions that are not degrees or transcripts
  • Professional Certificates
  • Apprenticeship certificates
  • ISO Certificates
  • TESOL certificate
  • Letter of experience
  • Letter of employment
  • Regulatory Documents
  • GMP Certificates
  • Medical Device Licenses
  • Veterinarian documents
  • Medical Documentation
Who can apply?
Persons who need to use their certificates in Egypt
Fee (in CAD)
  • 80 for each ordinary legalization
  • 90 for each ordinary legalization related to marriage or divorce
  • 80 for translation legalization
Processing Time
Unknown
Criteria for attestation

In case of birth, death, and marriage certificates

  • It is sufficient to bring the original certificates issued by the Canadiangovernment to be stamped.

 

In case of a divorce certificate

  • It must be sealed by the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs first.

 

The rest of the documents

  • Must have a Public Notary seal.
  • The documents must be original or a certified true copy of the original by a notary public or a commissioner of oath.
  • Documents must be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada prior to being submitted to the Egypt Embassy.
How to submit
  • Documents should be mailed to the Consulate General of Egypt in Montreal along with a self-addressed pre-paid envelope.
  • You should write your name and address, along with a phone number.
  • The documents would be returned in this envelope after legalization.
Submission Notes
Payment is issued via a money order addressed to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal. Personal checks are not accepted and neither is cash inside an envelope.
Power of Attorney
When is an attestation needed?
In order for a Canadian Power of Attorney to be accepted as legal in Egypt, it must be attested by the Embassy of Egypt.
Description
  • General
  • Legal Issues
  • Banks
  • Specific
  • To obtain movement record certificate
  • For Military Service
  • Apartment sale
  • Car sale
  • Replica Watches sale
  • Matrimonial Matters
  • Marriage
  • Inheritance
  • Police Certificate Issuance
  • Commercial & Legal Issues Power of Attorney
  • Cancelling power of attorney
Who can apply?
Persons who need Power of Attorney in Egypt
Fee (in CAD)
80
Processing Time
Unkown
Criteria for attestation
  • You need to fill in the appropriate form, which can be found here. These should be printed on one paper with 2-sided printing.
  • The Power of Attorney must be signed in front of a Public Notary, and the seal of the notary must be on the Power of Attorney.
  • You must have a valid Egyptian passport or national ID card and a copy of it.
  • In case of cancellation of Power of Attorney, you need to bring a photocopy of it. The Embassy does not cancel any Power of Attorney that was issued for apartments, replica watches, car, or land sales.
How to submit
  • Documents should be mailed to the Consulate General of Egypt in Montreal along with a self-addressed pre-paid envelope.
  • You should write your name and address, along with a phone number.
  • The documents would be returned in this envelope after legalization.
Submission Notes
  • Payment is issued via a money order addressed to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal. Personal checks are not accepted and neither is cash inside an envelope.
  • In case of cancellation of the Power of Attorney, the applicant is responsible for sending the cancellation and finalizing it in Egypt.
Commercial documents
When is an attestation needed?
Commercial documents must be attested by the Embassy of Egypt in Ottawa to be legally approved for use in Egypt.
Description
  • Certificates of Origin
  • Canada Revenue Agency documents
  • Letter of Appointment
  • Ownership document
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Amendment
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Affidavit - Agreement/Certificate of Incorporation
  • Purchase or sale agreement
  • Trade Marks Registration
  • Bill of Lading
  • Authorization of Agent
  • Sole Distributorship
  • Bylaws
  • Letter of Invitation
  • Patents / Assignments
  • Pharmaceutical Certificates
  • Business letter
  • Other business-related documents
Who can apply?
Persons who need to conduct business in Egypt.
Fee (in CAD)
210
Processing Time
2 business days
Criteria for attestation
  • The documents must be original or a certified true copy of the original by a notary public or a commissioner of oath. 
  • Documents must be stamped by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade prior to being submitted to the Egypt Embassy.
How to submit
  • Documents should be mailed to the Egypt Embassy Ottawa along with a self-addressed pre-paid envelope. You should write your name and address, along with a phone number. The documents would be returned in this envelope after legalization. 
  • Include a copy of the document for the Embassy’s files.
Submission Notes

Payment is issued via a money order or certified check addressed to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal

FAQ

Egypt does not issue apostilles because it hasn’t signed The Hague Apostille Convention. This means that it is not possible to obtain an Egyptian apostille – but you can apply for an equivalent. In Egypt, this is called legalization and the application process is explained in the tables above.

Yes, but only if your documents have been certified as a “true copy” by a notary or a commissioner of oaths. Plain photocopies cannot be legalized.

The entire process can take at least 4 weeks.

Legalizing a personal Canadian document involves having it first authenticated by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. Legalizing a commercial document also requires authentication by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce or Board of Trade prior to sending it to the Embassy of Egypt.

Global Affairs Canada requires 10 business days from the day the request is delivered to the office. One must allow a further 5 business days for mailing time.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has an online portal for certifying business documents. Multi-page and high-volume requests can be processed the same day provided they are submitted online no later than 3:00PM.

The Egypt Consulate generally processes personal documents within a short time of receiving them. Business documents are legalized within 2 business days.

That said, since there is more than one entity involved, it is possible that the legalization process will take longer than indicated.

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The Egypt Embassy generally applies a legalization stamp on the back of your document. However, the Embassy of Egypt may attach these where it deems best. The Egypt Embassy uses both ink stamps and stickers when legalizing documents.

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Civil Status Certificates

Other Egyptian Consulate services include the issuing of civil status certificates, passports and travel documents, immigration and citizenship documents, visas, and other consular services. The following sections detail these services.

Civil status certificates provide information on the current civil status of a person. These include:

These need to be produced by the Embassy of Egypt in Ottawa or by the Egypt Consulate in Montreal before being used in Egypt. The below tables provide information on the entire procedure of obtaining such certificates for use in Egypt.

Birth Certificates
Description
You can obtain an Egyptian birth certificate at the Egypt Embassy Montreal or Ontario.
Who can apply?
Unknown
Type of Document
Birth certificate
Fee (in CAD $)
80
Supporting documents required
  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Translation of the Canadian birth certificate
  • Father’s Egyptian passport
  • Mother’s passport
  • Parents’ marriage certificate with a certified translation if the certificate is not in Arabic translation.

 

21-year olds (and older) who do not have any papers and want to extract an Egyptian birth certificate must obtain a certificate to prove their right to Egyptian citizenship. They can do so by presenting a photocopy of the following documents:

  • National ID card or valid Egyptian passport for both parents
  • Egyptian marriage certificate or the Canadian marriage certificate with certified translation
  • Canadian birth certificate with certified translation
  • Applicant passport.
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

Applying in person:

  • Submit a filled in application along with the documents. 
  • The application is processed at the Department of Civil Status in Cairo, and you will be notified when the document is received by the Egypt Consulate. 

 

Applying by mail:

  • You may apply via mail to obtain the application. 
  • Send the request with:
    • A money order payable to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal
    • A self-addressed pre-paid envelope with your name and address. 
  • The form will be sent to you via the pre-paid envelope. 
  • Complete and sign the forms, and send them to the consulate with: 
    • A copy of the documents mentioned above 
  • When the Consulate receives the form, you will be asked to send a self-addressed pre-paid envelope.
Submission Notes
  • Egyptian law does not currently allow having a compound name on birth certificates.
  • The father or any member of his direct family may obtain an extract of the birth certificate after the completion of the birth certificate form via the Consulate.
  • You may apply directly in Egypt for the issuance of a birth certificate by authenticating the Canadian birth certificate from the consulate. A translation can be made in Egypt.
Birth Certificates
Description
You can obtain an Egyptian birth certificate at the Egypt Embassy Montreal or Ontario.
Who can apply?
Unkown
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD)
Birth certificate
80
Supporting documents required
  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Translation of the Canadian birth certificate
  • Father’s Egyptian passport
  • Mother’s passport
  • Parents’ marriage certificate with a certified translation if the certificate is not in Arabic translation.

 

21-year olds (and older) who do not have any papers and want to extract an Egyptian birth certificate must obtain a certificate to prove their right to Egyptian citizenship. They can do so by presenting a photocopy of the following documents:

  • National ID card or valid Egyptian passport for both parents
  • Egyptian marriage certificate or the Canadian marriage certificate with certified translation
  • Canadian birth certificate with certified translation
  • Applicant passport.
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

Applying in person:

  • Submit a filled in application along with the documents. 
  • The application is processed at the Department of Civil Status in Cairo, and you will be notified when the document is received by the Egypt Consulate. 

 

Applying by mail:

  • You may apply via mail to obtain the application. 
  • Send the request with:
    • A money order payable to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal
    • A self-addressed pre-paid envelope with your name and address. 
  • The form will be sent to you via the pre-paid envelope. 
  • Complete and sign the forms, and send them to the consulate with: 
    • A copy of the documents mentioned above 
  • When the Consulate receives the form, you will be asked to send a self-addressed pre-paid envelope.
Submission Notes
  • Egyptian law does not currently allow having a compound name on birth certificates.
  • The father or any member of his direct family may obtain an extract of the birth certificate after the completion of the birth certificate form via the Consulate.
  • You may apply directly in Egypt for the issuance of a birth certificate by authenticating the Canadian birth certificate from the consulate. A translation can be made in Egypt.
Death Certificates
Description
You can obtain an Egyptian death certificate at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate.
Who can apply?
Unknown
Type of Document
Death certificate
Fee (in CAD $)
70
Supporting documents required
  • Canadian death certificate and a certified translation in Arabic
  • Copy of the Egyptian passport of the deceased
  • A certificate from the Office of the Funeral Home that the death did not occur because of an infectious disease epidemic (such as cholera, plague, yellow fever, and smallpox)
  • Certification that the body has been embalmed and put inside the box according to international health rules.
  • Permission from Canadian authorities to transfer the body to Egypt to be buried.
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

Applying in person:

  • Submit a filled in application along with the documents mentioned above. 

 

Applying by mail:

  • You may apply via mail to obtain the application. 
  • Send the request with:
    • A money order payable to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal
    • A self-addressed pre-paid envelope with your name and address. 
  • The form will be sent to you via the pre-paid envelope. 
  • Complete and sign the form, and send them to the consulate with a copy of the documents mentioned above.
Submission Notes
N/A
Death Certificates
Description
You can obtain an Egyptian death certificate at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate.
Who can apply?
Unkown
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD)
Death certificate
70
Supporting documents required
  • Canadian death certificate and a certified translation in Arabic
  • Copy of the Egyptian passport of the deceased
  • A certificate from the Office of the Funeral Home that the death did not occur because of an infectious disease epidemic (such as cholera, plague, yellow fever, and smallpox)
  • Certification that the body has been embalmed and put inside the box according to international health rules.
  • Permission from Canadian authorities to transfer the body to Egypt to be buried.
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

Applying in person:

  • Submit a filled in application along with the documents mentioned above. 

 

Applying by mail:

  • You may apply via mail to obtain the application. 
  • Send the request with:
    • A money order payable to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal
    • A self-addressed pre-paid envelope with your name and address. 
  • The form will be sent to you via the pre-paid envelope. 
  • Complete and sign the form, and send them to the consulate with a copy of the documents mentioned above.
Submission Notes
N/A
Marriage Certificates
Description
You can obtain a marriage certificate at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate.
Who can apply?
Couples who are getting married or who are already married.
Type of Document
Marriage certificate
Fee (in CAD $)
370
Supporting documents required
  • Valid passports or national ID cards for the couple and two witnesses 
  • Five recent photos for both husband and wife - preferably 4 * 6 cm
  • If you are already married and need to validate the marriage, you’ll need the original Canadian marriage certificate and its certified translation.
  • If the wife is not an Egyptian national, you’ll need a non-objection certificate from the Egypt Embassy or Egypt Consulate.
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

This procedure must occur in person. 

  • Contact the Egypt Embassy or Consulate in advance to set an appointment.
  • The couple must be present with two witnesses. 
  • Present the supporting documents. 
  • The fee is 370 CAD in cash.
Submission Notes
N/A
Marriage Certificates
Description
You can obtain a marriage certificate at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate.
Who can apply?
Couples who are getting married or who are already married.
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD)
Marriage certificate
370
Supporting documents required
  • Valid passports or national ID cards for the couple and two witnesses 
  • Five recent photos for both husband and wife - preferably 4 * 6 cm
  • If you are already married and need to validate the marriage, you’ll need the original Canadian marriage certificate and its certified translation.
  • If the wife is not an Egyptian national, you’ll need a non-objection certificate from the Egypt Embassy or Egypt Consulate.
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

This procedure must occur in person. 

  • Contact the Egypt Embassy or Consulate in advance to set an appointment.
  • The couple must be present with two witnesses. 
  • Present the supporting documents. 
  • The fee is 370 CAD in cash.
Submission Notes
N/A
Divorce Certificates
Description
You can obtain a divorce certificate at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate.
Who can apply?
Couples who want to dissolve their marriage.
Type of Document
Divorce certificate
Fee (in CAD $)
400
Supporting documents required
  • Valid passports or national ID cards for the couple and two witnesses 
  • The original Egyptian document of marriage
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

This procedure must occur in person. 

  • Contact the Egypt Embassy or Consulate in advance to set an appointment.
  • The couple must be present with two witnesses. 
  • Present the supporting documents. 
  • The fee is 400 CAD in cash.
Submission Notes
Both parties must be present at the Egypt Consulate for the divorce process. In case one of the spouses is absent, a specific Power of Attorney may be stamped by the Consulate and sent to Egypt to declare the divorce. You may check our helpful guide on how to legalize a Power of Attorney document here.
Divorce Certificates
Description
You can obtain a divorce certificate at the Egypt Embassy or Consulate.
Who can apply?
Couples who want to dissolve their marriage.
Type of Document
Fee (in CAD)
Divorce certificate
400
Supporting documents required
  • Valid passports or national ID cards for the couple and two witnesses 
  • The original Egyptian document of marriage
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure

This procedure must occur in person. 

  • Contact the Egypt Embassy or Consulate in advance to set an appointment.
  • The couple must be present with two witnesses. 
  • Present the supporting documents. 
  • The fee is 400 CAD in cash.
Submission Notes
Both parties must be present at the Egypt Consulate for the divorce process. In case one of the spouses is absent, a specific Power of Attorney may be stamped by the Consulate and sent to Egypt to declare the divorce. You may check our helpful guide on how to legalize a Power of Attorney document here.

Passports and Travel Documents

The Egypt Embassy in Canada and the Egypt Consulate provide these services:

  • Egyptian Passport
  • Issuance
  • Renewal
  • And in case of loss, damage, or robbery.
  • Egyptian Travel Documents
    • Lost passports
    • Expired passports
    • For babies and children
  • Palestinian Travel Documents

 

The following tables outline all the information you’ll need to obtain these services.

Egyptian passport renewal
Description
The Embassy of Egypt and the Egypt Consulate handle Egyptian passports. Passports are issued, renewed, and also issued in case of loss or damage.
Who can apply?
Egyptian citizens in Canada for study, treatment, or work purposes, or to facilitate their return back home.
Passport issuance reasons
Issuance/Renewal
Loss/Robbery
Damage
Supporting documents required
  • The original passport AND a copy of the expired passport from pages 2 to 9, or page 1 for electronic passports
  • The original AND a copy of the National ID card for those who reached the age of 16 years
  • The original AND a copy of the national birth certificate to those who are less than 16 years
  • 3 recent photos with a white background, 4 * 6 cm

 

Female Applicants over the age of sixty

  • It is sufficient to present the electronic birth certificate in case you are not able to present a National ID card
  • Present original proof of your marital status in case it is not mentioned on the expired passport or the national ID

 

Male applicants 

  • Must present the original document that declares your status for military service once you reach the age of 19 according to the following:
  • If born 03/18/1941 and before, you are not required to present the exemption from military service
  • If your passport shows a clear stamp with the seal (not required for recruitment) or Exempted then this would be accepted
  • If your passport is stamped with the seal (at the age of recruitment and shall provide recruitment document when traveling), or if no stamp is shown on the passport, then you need to provide a copy of the original document regarding your military service according to your status, ie. exempted, or temporarily exempted, or exempted from military service for any other pertinent reason
  • An original police report
  • Copy of the lost passport if available and any pertinent original Egyptian documents:  birth certificate, National ID, military exemption, etc.

Same documents as if renewing, but you must include the original passport

Fee (in CAD $)
290
350
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure
  • Payment should be issued via a money order addressed to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal. Personal checks are not accepted and neither is cash inside an envelope.
  • Send copies of the required documents with a written request and a self-addressed pre-paid envelope 
  • The Egypt Consulate will use the pre-paid envelope to send the application form that you must fill and send back to the consulate with 3 passport-sized photos
  • When a new passport is received from the authorities in Egypt, you will be contacted by email or phone to send the old passport for cancellation along with another pre-paid self addressed envelope. 
  • Both passports will be sent back.

 

In case of loss or robbery: 

  • The request for replacement will be sent to the concerned authorities in Egypt. 
  • Once approval is granted, you will be contacted to send the fee.
Submission Notes
  • The use of registered mail is strongly recommended. 
  • The Egypt Embassy or Egypt Consulate are not responsible for any loss or damaged mail.
Egyptian passport renewal
Description
The Embassy of Egypt and the Egypt Consulate handle Egyptian passports. Passports are issued, renewed, and also issued in case of loss or damage.
Who can apply?
Egyptian citizens in Canada for study, treatment, or work purposes, or to facilitate their return back home.
Passport issued because of
Fee (in CAD)
Issuance/Renewal
290
Supporting documents required
  • The original passport AND a copy of the expired passport from pages 2 to 9, or page 1 for electronic passports
  • The original AND a copy of the National ID card for those who reached the age of 16 years
  • The original AND a copy of the national birth certificate to those who are less than 16 years
  • 3 recent photos with a white background, 4 * 6 cm

 

Female Applicants over the age of sixty

  • It is sufficient to present the electronic birth certificate in case you are not able to present a National ID card
  • Present original proof of your marital status in case it is not mentioned on the expired passport or the national ID

 

Male applicants 

  • Must present the original document that declares your status for military service once you reach the age of 19 according to the following: 
  • If born 03/18/1941 and before, you are not required to present the exemption from military service
  • If your passport shows a clear stamp with the seal (not required for recruitment) or Exempted then this would be accepted
  • If your passport is stamped with the seal (at the age of recruitment and shall provide recruitment document when traveling), or if no stamp is shown on the passport, then you need to provide a copy of the original document regarding your military service according to your status, ie. exempted, or temporarily exempted, or exempted from military service for any other pertinent reason
Passport issued because of
Fee (in CAD)
Loss/Robbery
350
Supporting documents required
  • An original police report
  • Copy of the lost passport if available and any pertinent original Egyptian documents:  birth certificate, National ID, military exemption, etc.
Passport issued because of
Fee (in CAD)
Damage
350
Supporting documents required

Same documents as if renewing, but you must include the original passport

Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure
  • Payment should be issued via a money order addressed to the Egyptian Consulate in Montreal. Personal checks are not accepted and neither is cash inside an envelope.
  • Send copies of the required documents with a written request and a self-addressed pre-paid envelope 
  • The Egypt Consulate will use the pre-paid envelope to send the application form that you must fill and send back to the consulate with 3 passport-sized photos
  • When a new passport is received from the authorities in Egypt, you will be contacted by email or phone to send the old passport for cancellation along with another pre-paid self addressed envelope. 
  • Both passports will be sent back.

In case of loss or robbery: 

  • The request for replacement will be sent to the concerned authorities in Egypt. 
  • Once approval is granted, you will be contacted to send the fee.
Submission Notes
  • The use of registered mail is strongly recommended. 
  • The Egypt Embassy or Egypt Consulate are not responsible for any loss or damaged mail
Egyptian travel documents
Description
The Embassy of Egypt and the Egypt Consulate can issue travel documents in case of a lost or expired passport, and for children.
Who can apply?
Egyptian citizens in Canada, including minors, to facilitate their return back to Egypt.
Passport issuance reasons
Loss
Expiry
For children
Supporting documents required
  • An original Police report stating the incident 
  • A recent photo, preferably 4 * 6 cm
  • A copy of the lost passport OR an original national ID card
  • A copy of the return ticket
  • The passport itself 
  • The return ticket home
  • The original Canadian birth certificate of the child
  • The original passport of the mother 
  • The original passport of the father
  • The return ticket to home
Fee (in CAD $)
Free (valid only to return to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a period of one month)
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure
There is no information on procedure
Submission Notes
There are no additional notes.
Egyptian travel documents
Description
The Embassy of Egypt and the Egypt Consulate can issue travel documents in case of a lost or expired passport, and for children.
Who can apply?
Egyptian citizens in Canada, including minors, to facilitate their return back to Egypt.
Passport issued because of
Supporting documents required
Loss
  • An original Police report stating the incident 
  • A recent photo, preferably 4 * 6 cm
  • A copy of the lost passport OR an original national ID card
  • A copy of the return ticket
Expiry
  • The passport itself 
  • The return ticket home
For children
  • The original Canadian birth certificate of the child
  • The original passport of the mother 
  • The original passport of the father
  • The return ticket to home
Fee (in CAD)
Free (valid only to return to the Arab Republic of Egypt for a period of one month)
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure
There is no information on procedure
Submission Notes
There are no additional notes.
Palestinian travel documents
Description
The Embassy of Egypt and the Egypt Consulate can issue Palestinian travel documents.
Who can apply?
Unkown
Supporting documents required
  • The original AND a photocopy of the travel document to be renewed 
  • The original AND a photocopy of the card for permanent residence in Canada
  • Approval or written pledge to not carry any other passport or any other nationality
Fee (in CAD $)
250
Processing Time
Unkown
Procedure
  • A request will be sent to Egyptian authorities for security clearance.
  • Upon approval you will be asked to pay the fee.
    • If in person, the fee is payable in cash
    • If sent by mail, the fee is payable by certified check. 
Submission Notes
N/A

Immigration and Citizenship

The Embassy of Egypt and the Egypt Consulate can produce the following documents: 

  • Immigration permit 
  • Dual citizenship 
  • Military exemption 
  • Entry/exit record 

 

An immigration permit allows you to move from Egypt to Canada. If you’re employed in Egypt, you have to produce a letter from your employer stating your resignation from work, along with other official documents. 

Applying for dual citizenship means that you would be a national of two countries at the same time. Along with official documents, you need to submit this form

Conscription is compulsory in Egypt for males from 19 to 34 years old. You may apply for military exemption if you are :

  • holding a dual citizenship
  • the sole host of a divorced or widowed mother 
  • the only son of your father 
  • a student 

 

Obtaining a military number costs 15 CAD. You’ll need the military number to apply for exemption. Then, the fee varies depending on why you’re applying for exemption – ranging from another 15 to 20 CAD. 


Obtaining an entry/exit record can be necessary to ensure your complete travel history. Along with your passport, you need to handwrite a request for the record where you outline the duration and your name, phone number or email, and address. The fee is 60 CAD and the process takes 8-16 weeks.

Visas

The Embassy and Consulate of Egypt issue visas for Canadians and visas for Canadian Travel Document holders. 

Egypt Embassy Canada visa

You can apply for your visa within 60 days from the travel date. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel. These are the offered visas: 

  • 45 CAD – Single Entry Tourist 
  • 105 CAD – Multiple Entry Tourist 
  • 145 CAD – Single Entry Business
  • 200 CAD – Multiple Entry Business 

 

You can only apply in person or by mail. It takes 3-5 business days to process the request if sent by mail. 

Canadian Travel Document holders may also apply for a visa. You must have at least 6 months of validity from the date of travel. The delivery of the visa would be between 60 days before travel date, to 1 week before travel date.

Other Services

Other Services offered by the Embassy and Consulate of Egypt in Canada are: 

  • Consular Certificate
  • Drivers’ License Translation
  • Police Records and Fingerprinting

 

A consular certificate is issued by the Egyptian consular officer and certifies facts known to the consular officer, for example a no impediment to marriage. This service costs 60 CAD. 

A drivers’ license translation costs 80 CAD. You’ll need to provide your passport and driver’s license, and a photocopy of each. 

To obtain a police record check, it will cost 40 CAD. You need to handwrite a request and include a copy of your passport. The Embassy of Egypt will send you an application. You must go get a fingerprint from the police station, fill in the form, and send it back.

IN CONCLUSION

We hope this guide has been helpful for you to understand the Egypt legalization procedure and the many Egypt Embassy and Egyptian consulate services offered in Ontario and Montreal.

There is, admittedly, a lot to sort through to legalize your documents ahead of a move, a new job or a commercial undertaking. 

At DAC, we help facilitate the Egypt legalization process, navigating through the bureaucracy on your behalf so that you avoid unnecessary delays. Get in touch with our expert team at 1-855-700-5840 to request a quote and a free document evaluation.

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About The Author

Nidhal Abu, Director of Operations

Nidhal is an expert in the international community in Ottawa and is currently completing his paralegal license. He manages all client relationships and oversees DAC’s daily operations.