Egyptian Work Permit

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners who want to enter and reside in Egypt for the purpose of employment, need to apply for a work permit.

While employers initiate the procedure, the employee might need to enter Egypt on a tourist visa and then continue with the application process. Please contact your employer and nearest embassy for more details.



12 month(s)



120 Month(s)



60 USD (approx.)


Processing time

Varies Month(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Egyptian Work Permit?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid job contract secured from an Egyptian employer
  • You will need to get a security clearance from the State Security Service in Egypt
  • You must be of good health and able to provide evidence on it, including HIV test results
  • You must enter Egypt on a valid visa and then continue with the application process. Please check with your employer and embassy for more details.
  • You must have the necessary qualifications and work experience needed for the job offered, as applicable
  • The employer must initiate the application detailing the purpose of hiring a foreigner instead of a local employee

Which documents do I need to apply for the Egyptian Work Permit?

13 Document Required

  • Valid passport
  • Seven passport photos
  • Two copies of employers incorporation contract
  • Two copies of Tax ID card
  • Two copies of academic qualifications (university degrees etc.)
  • Copy of commercial register from employer
  • Licences required for practicing profession, if applicable
  • Letter from employer detailing why it was necessary to hire a foreigner
  • Approval from relevant authority related to profession, if applicable
  • A representative from employer who will sponsor the work permit
  • Negative HIV test
  • Approval from State Security Service in Egypt
  • Additional requirements may be present which will be notified to you by your employer

Talent Migration data for Egypt

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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