Most students coming to Egypt in order to study Arabic obtain tourist visas. Upon arrival, you can purchase a tourist visa at the Cairo airport for $25. For those intending to remain in Egypt longer than the initial one-month visa allows, visa can be extended easily and painlessly. The process takes about 2-3 hours and it is accomplished at the ‘Mogamma’ in Tahrir Square, directly across from our Downtown Branch. An extension costs about 15 LE, including photos, which may be obtained at the Mogamma. Tourist visas are sufficient for our students’ needs, and there is no need to arrange for student visas. Note: there have been cases of Visas taking longer than 2-3hours to process, but this is usually not the case. A typical stamp renewal lasts 3 months, and can be continually renewed if your stay extends beyond that time.