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Business Visa Program

A Message from the Consul General

The Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to announce several enhancements to its Business Visa Program (BVP), which will better facilitate business travel from Egypt to the United States. 

We will now be offering expedited visa appointments for employees of BVP member companies intending to travel to the United States for a legitimate business purpose. Any company that is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt or which employs at least 50 people may apply for inclusion into the Business Visa Program. 

If your company is selected for inclusion in BVP, you will be asked to identify an officer of your organization to act as a signatory on behalf of your company and return a completed application and sample cover letter to U.S. Embassy Cairo’s Consular Section for our reference. If your organization will have more than one signatory, please provide the relevant information for both the principal and back-up signatories. 

This webpage contains detailed information about the program. Please note that getting an appointment through the Business Visa Program does not automatically qualify an employee for a visa. Companies that fail to adhere strictly to BVP requirements will have their membership suspended or terminated. 

We believe that this revitalized program will benefit your organization and help facilitate business travel to the United States. We look forward to welcoming your company into the Business Visa Program, which already includes over 110 member companies.

If you have additional questions about BVP, please contact us at