DV Visa Application Translation Requirements for Egyptian Nationals

According to the U.S. Department of State, Egyptian nationals applying for the Diversity Visa Lottery to the U.S. must ensure that all required documentation is in English. If the original documents are in Arabic, they need to be accompanied by a certified English translation.



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Documents Required for Egypt

As per information from  the U.S. Department of State for DV Visa applications:

  • Birth certificates

  • Marriage certificates or related documents indicating marital status. For those with prior marriages, this might also include divorce papers or death certificates of former spouses

  • Police certificates or records detailing any criminal activity, if applicable

  • High school education certificate or equivalent occupational experience evidence

  • An affidavit of financial support or evidence proving the applicant's financial ability to sustain themselves in the U.S

  • Medical examination results


Other documentation the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Egypt may request based on the individual's unique circumstances.


Translator Qualifications

Based on the U.S. Department of State's guidelines, translators responsible for these certified English translations don't necessarily have to be officially certified. However, they should be proficient in both Arabic and English. Alongside the translation, there should be a statement from the translator affirming their expertise in both languages and the accuracy of the translation.

Certification Requirements

According to the U.S. Department of State instructions, each translated document must be accompanied by a declaration from the translator. This statement should emphasize the translator's competence in both Arabic and English and certify the translation's accuracy. Egypt, being a non-member of the Hague Apostille Convention, might not require an apostille for some documents, but certain papers may necessitate notarization.


Egyptian applicants are encouraged to liaise with the U.S. Embassy in Egypt to get the most current and pertinent information.

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This guide provides a general overview, and for specific, accurate, and detailed advice, consulting directly with the relevant institutions or migration experts is essential. For more detailed information, contact the US Embassy in Egypt.