Australian Embassy
Egypt
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

About Us

About the Australian Embassy in Egypt

Australian Ambassador to Egypt

Mr Hawkins is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and most recently served as Australia’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. In Canberra he headed the Department’s Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe Branch and the Middle East Branch. Mr Hawkins was a Senior Analyst with the Office of National Assessments, and was previously an AusAID Director working on Papua New Guinea and humanitarian and emergency responses. Mr Hawkins has also worked for CARE Australia, the United Nations and the Norwegian Institute for International Research in South East Asia and the Middle East.  Mr Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Arabic and Islamic Studies and a Master of International Business. He was awarded a Humanitarian Overseas medal in 2004 and speaks Arabic.
                                                            

Embassy Contact Information

Address: World Trade Centre 11th Floor, 1191 Corniche El Nil, Boulaq, Cairo

Tel: +202 2770 6600

Fax: +202 2770 6650

Email: cairo.austremb@dfat.gov.au

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AustralianEmbassyEgypt

Queries regarding visas, immigration or Australian citizenship registration should be sent to immigration.cairo@dfat.gov.au

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

Contact details:

Tel: +2 02 27706600

Fax: +2 02 27706650

Email: consular.cairo@dfat.gov.au

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.

Public Holidays

In 2017 the Embassy will be closed on the following days:

Sunday – 1 January – New Year’s Day

Sunday – 8 January – Coptic Christmas (in lieu)

Thursday - 26 January – Australia Day

Sunday – 16 April – Easter Sunday

Monday – 17 April – Sham El Nessim

Tuesday - 25 April – Anzac day/Sinai Liberation Day

Sunday - 25 June – Eid El Fitr*

Monday - 26 June – Eid El Fitr*

Tuesday - 27 June – Eid El Fitr*

Sunday - 3 September – Eid El Adha*

Monday - 4 September – Eid El Adha*

Monday - 25 December – Christmas Day

Tuesday - 26 December – Boxing Day

Wednesday - 27 December – Additional DFAT Holiday

 

* Islamic holidays (marked with *) are subject to slight change in accordance with the Islamic lunar calendar. 

 

In December 2016 the Embassy will be closed on the following days:

Sunday 25 December, Christmas Day

Monday 26 December, Boxing Day

Tuesday 27 December, Additional DFAT Holiday

 

Vacancies

 

Manager - Consular and Passport Services

The Australian Embassy in Cairo is seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to work as the Manager - Consular and Passport Services, reporting to the Consul.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic and English, and have the ability to liaise with a range of government bodies and Ministries on different levels.

Recruitment decisions are made on the basis of merit and the Australian Embassy does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion or disability.

 

Remuneration

The annual salary will be in the range EGP163,839 – EGP179023 depending on skills and experience

 

Submitting an Application

Applications addressing the selection criteria, in English, and including comprehensive Curriculum Vitae should be forwarded by email to: HR Manager at: recruitment.cairo@dfat.gov.au indicating your interest in the Manager – Consular and Passport Services vacancy – Position number 5416 – no later than 16:30 hours on Thursday, 1 June 2017.  Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both Arabic and English.
  • Ability to liaise with a range of government bodies and ministries on different levels.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and ability to take decisions and solve problems with limited supervision.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and remain flexible in response to emerging or unexpected events, workloads, tasks or environment including an ability to remain calm, polite and tactful under pressure.
  • Ability to read, interpret and implement policy (relating to consular and passport policy).
  • Ability to use standard office computer applications including the Microsoft suite of applications.

 

(Previous experience working in a consular section in a diplomatic mission would be an advantage.)

 

Job Description

  • Under the general supervision of the Consul, provide effective, courteous, prompt and efficient consular services to Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents in Egypt and other countries of accreditation.
  • Manage consular cases and provide detailed case reporting through the Consular Information System (CIS) in accordance with Consular Handbook guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date register of Australian citizens in Egypt, Syria, Sudan and Eritrea.
  • Act as interpreter for Australian Consular staff on hospital or prison visits and otherwise, as required.
  • Timely issue of Australian Travel Documents in accordance with policy and procedures, utilising the TARDIS passport database
  • Supervise the Consular/Passports Assistant position
  • Liaise with a range of Egyptian authorities on matters affecting Australian citizens.