I would like to apply for a 90 day tourist visa for Egypt. I intend to apply at the consulate in Berlin via post not in person. This is for a South African passport.
The website (http://www.egyptian-embassy.de/konsulat/visa-auswahl-formular) requires a proof-of-stay-duration (Reisedauer) to be submitted with the application. Examples for stay-duration are hotel booking or rental contract.
I have neither as I intend to backpack through Egypt. I do have a return flight but the website says a flight booking is not accepted as proof of stay duration.
- Will the Egyptian Consulate issue me a visa if I explain my intention in my application, i.e. how strict is the proof-of-stay-duration requirement?
- Or should I book a hotel for the first night?
What I have tried
- Phoning the consulate but nobody answers.
- Emailed and received a reply which is a copy of the information on the website.