Services for Australians Overseas
Help we may provide
The Australian Government provides consular assistance to Australian citizens in need around the world in-line with our Consular Services Charter. To learn more about the circumstances under which consular assistance can be provided, what help the Government may provide and what we cannot do for citizens overseas, please see http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/consular-services-charter.html
Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.
Travel information for Australians
•Register your travel plans;
•Subscribe to Travel Advice updates;
•Insure yourself and your belongings.
Visit the smartraveller website for more information.
Consular Section Opening Hours
The Embassy will be open from 8:00am to 4:15pm Sunday to Wednesdays and from 8:00am to 1:45pm on Thursdays. The Embassy will be closed on public holidays.
The Consular Section is open to the public for the following hours:
Sunday – Wednesday: 9:30 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tel: +2 02 27706600
Fax: +2 02 27706650
The Embassy works on an appointment basis for notarial services and passport applications. As of 1 November 2016, all appointments booking must be made online.
To book a passport appointment, click here.
To book a notarial service appointment, click here.
For information on marriage in Egypt and to book an appointment to apply for a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI), click here.
Visas for Australians travelling to Egypt
The Embassy is not in a position to provide information regarding the visa regulations of other governments. For enquiries on obtaining/renewing Egyptian visas or work permits, please approach the nearest Egyptian Embassy/Consulate http://dfat.gov.au/geo/egypt/Pages/egypt.aspx for the most up-to-date information. If you are currently in Egypt, you need to approach the Passports, Migration and Citizenship Authority at Mogammaa El Tahrir (El Tahrir Complex), First Floor, Tahrir Square, Downtown Cairo.
For information and enquiries regarding Centrelink matters (including qualification rules for payments & services), please contact Centrelink directly:
Centrelink International Services (CIS)
GPO Box 273
Telephone: +61 3 6222 3455 (24-hour answering machine)
Facsimile: +61 3 6222 2799
Website: www.humanservices.gov.au – and choose Centrelink
Or follow this link: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink
Please follow the links below for information on living overseas:
- Taxation issues
- Birth, marriage and death certificates:
Please follow the link for information on benefits, payments and services for Australian residents.
Returning to Australia
Handy information for Australians or residents returning from a holiday or moving back to Australia.
Elections are an important part of Australia\'s civic life and essential to our democracy. Please follow the links below for information relating to elections: