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Visas & driving convictions

Bishops Stortford...
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Visas & driving convictions

Hi

My partner has a driving conviction & I am worried in case this might affect him being granted a visa - can anyone advise please?

Thanks

12 replies to this topic
Essex
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838 posts
6 reviews
1. Re: Visas & driving convictions

Is he a British Citizen - UK passport holder?

If yes, just go to the Bank at arrivals, give the money 25 USD per person.with the passports - they will stick a large stamp in the passports - thats it - no hassle.

Rickmansworth...
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956 posts
59 reviews
2. Re: Visas & driving convictions

No issues at all. They wouldn't even ask, let alone know. Have a great trip. Just buy your visa at the bank kiosk on arrival as GraysonD describes. Have a good trip.

London, United...
Destination Expert
for Hurghada
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65 reviews
3. Re: Visas & driving convictions

Hi fijibird

As your not applying online, Egypt has a visa on arrival, which you can purchase when you land.

It's not like the USA/Canada visa that youll need to show convictions, etc.

They will literally be more interested in receiving the $25 enter fee.

Enjoy your holiday ☀

Bishops Stortford...
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208 posts
16 reviews
4. Re: Visas & driving convictions

Phew!! Thanks very much started panicking as already booked! Yes planning on visa at airport, ciggies & booze from plane, pen for landing card & working my way through TA for other tips!

Port Ghalib, Egypt
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5,211 posts
26 reviews
5. Re: Visas & driving convictions

What ever you do please do not even attempt to drive in Egypt.

Driving conviction or not a licence here has no meaning.

Rules.....

There isn't any.

Drive which ever side you want which is in the shade. Makes no difference.

Always drive at night with no lights that's mandatory.

Always try travelling with 2 goats in passenger seat.

Driving with a mobile in each hand whilst smoking and reading the paper is normal.

Seriously though do not even think about driving here not even a hire car.

It really is whacky races.

Scotland, United...
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for Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt
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11,409 posts
281 reviews
6. Re: Visas & driving convictions

You forgot needing a 3rd hand to press the car horn continually!

London, United...
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for Hurghada
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65 reviews
7. Re: Visas & driving convictions

🤸🤸🤸

Edited: 24 April 2018, 20:51
London, United...
Destination Expert
for Hurghada
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11,040 posts
65 reviews
8. Re: Visas & driving convictions

Re Post *5

"Always try travelling with 2 goats in passenger seat.

Driving with a mobile in each hand whilst smoking and reading the paper"

Love it 😂😂

Edited: 24 April 2018, 20:50
Rickmansworth...
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956 posts
59 reviews
9. Re: Visas & driving convictions

Hahaha. Jared is right and I have even got an Egyptian driving licence! The test involved driving 50 metres, changing gear once, breaking and reversing 3 metres and apparently the "examiner" was being tough. There was nothing in the test about goats on the backseat, kids on the roof, horns, panels held on with sellotape or full beam lights on ONLY when another car is approaching. I would never drive there. Bonkers.

Essex
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838 posts
6 reviews
10. Re: Visas & driving convictions

I just do what Addison Lee drivers do in London....

Close my eyes and hope for the best

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