Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan


The current processing time for passport applications is around 6 weeks. This assumes you have provided the correct documentation.  A child passport without full parental consent takes much longer.

The Australian Passport Office (APO) is currently seeing strong demand for passports. For this reason, it is advising its customers to apply for or renew their passport well ahead of their planned travel date to avoid any delays.

The Australian Embassy in Cairo works on an appointment basis for all services. Click on the link below to book your own appointment: 

** Click here to book your own appointment **


                       **NEW - Applying for your passport by mail**


Important Notice

It is no longer compulsory to submit your passport renewal* application in person at the Embassy.  From 1 December 2022, you will be able to submit your passport application to the Australian Embassy via a courier service. If you prefer to lodge your application in person, please send us your personal information and contact details to [email protected].

*This is only applicable for adult passports renewals with form PC7 and child passport renewal under the age of 16.  All other applications must be lodged in person by appointment only.

Please make sure to book an appointment for each passport application lodged (e.g family of four members are required to book four appointments)


Adult Passport Renewals
  • You must be 18 years and over and you will need a passport that:

  • was issued when you were aged 16 or older

  • was issued on or after 1 January 2006

  • had, when it was issued, at least two years’ validity

  • has your current name, date of birth, place of birth and gender, and

  • has not been reported lost, stolen, or cancelled.

Click here for documentation and steps to follow for renewals with form PC7.

Have more Questions? Click here.


Renewals for children under the age of 16 only.

Child passport renewal applications (PC8) can be mailed-in provided the applicant is: 

  • under the age of 16 (i.e., 15 or below).

  • has previously held an Australian passport.

Click here for documentation and steps to follow for child passport renewal (under the age of 16).

Click here for the child renewal passport application - PC8 Checklist.


Please send your application to the following address:

The Australian Embassy

Consular and Passports Section
11th Floor, World Trade Centre
1191 Corniche El-Nil, Boulak, Cairo, Egypt

Please note that you are not required to mail the previous passport of the applicant, nor certified copies of their birth and citizenship certificate if they were provided with the last application.

To download the passport fee deduction form please, click here


Kindly note the following information for collecting your new passport via courier service :

  • As passport collection is the applicant's responsibility, you will have to contact your nominated courier company (DHL, Aramex etc…,) and request the pickup and pay for the shipment.
  • Please make sure to email us the scanned copy of the airway bill, shipment receipt issued by the courier company and a signed authorisation letter with the following wording:

       I ( your full name ) authorise (the courier company, e.g., DHL, Aramex) to collect my Australian passport from the Australian Embassy on my behalf.


In response to COVID-19, changes have been made to our services.  These changes are intended to protect you (our clients), our staff and the wider community.

Please read the following information/general instructions concerning booked appointments and accessing the Embassy:

  • Note that the Embassy may cease public appointments at short notice in light of measures being applied by this office or the Egyptian authorities in response to COVID-19 concerns.

  • Note that the Embassy may need to reschedule your appointment at short notice to accommodate other urgent requests or due to staff availability. Please be respectful to staff if you are contacted in this regard.

  • Arrive at the time of your appointment. You may not be permitted to enter the building before or after your scheduled time.

  • The Embassy will only admit the clients applying for their passports or requesting a notarial service.  Additional visitors (other family members or friends) will not be admitted.  This is for security reasons and also to prevent visitors crowding the Embassy’s waiting area due to COVID-19.  If there is a genuine reason to accompany another person(s), please advise the Consular Section by email prior to the date of your appointment with the reason and provide the other persons personal details (full name and ID card/passport’s details).  Our email address is: [email protected].

  • Avoid bringing children to the appointments (except passport applicants over the age of 16 years).

  • You must wear a mask. Please bring your own mask to be worn during your visit at the Embassy.

  • Hands to be sanitised or washed upon your arrival at the Embassy (hand sanitiser will be available on site).


                                      **Information to help you prepare your passport application for in person lodgement**


  • Click here to learn about the required documents for first adult passport application / Adult who has never had an Australian passport before / Replacing damaged or lost adult passport.
  • Click here to learn about the required documents for first child passport application / 16-17 child passport application / Replacing damaged or lost child passport.
  • Remember that some countries may refuse entry to persons with less than six months validity on their passports beyond the period of intended stay. It is your responsibility to ensure you have sufficient validity on your passport for your travel.

  • You are strongly advised NOT to make any firm plans or pay for tickets until you have received your new passport.

  • Priority processing service is not available in Egypt.


Australian passport photographs requirements

For detailed information regarding the acceptable photograph specifications please click here.

Approved Translation Offices ( For passport applications only )

For a list of Embassy approved translation offices in Egypt, please click here.

Acceptable Non-Australian guarantor occupation groups

Important notice: If you do not know an Australian guarantor to support your passport application (where applicable), please refer to this list of Acceptable non-Australian guarantor occupation groups.

The passport processing office is in Australia may request additional documents after the application has been assessed by them. We will contact you if any additional documentation is required.


Urgent Travel

If you have urgent travel, please contact the Embassy at [email protected].for further advice.

Required documents for Emergency passport

Passport Fees as of 1 January 2022


Application Fee (AUD)

Overseas Surcharge (AUD)

Total Fee (AUD)

  10-year passport (for adults)




  10-year passport (for children aged 16-17)




  5-year passport (for children under 16)




  5-year passport (optional for persons aged 75 and over)




Emergency Passport





The Australian Embassy may only accept cash payments in EGP.  The exact amount will be determined according to the exchange rate applicable at the time of lodging the passport application.

Bank cards payments may only be made in Australian Dollars (AUD) .



The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Embassy’s appointments. Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes. By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT’s behalf for these purposes. If this information is not collected, DFAT’s ability to arrange your appointment will be limited. Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore’s Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT’s Privacy Policy

For more info, please send your enquiry to [email protected].