Australian Embassy
Egypt
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

Passports

 

**Passports are currently subject to around 10 weeks delivery time so planning well ahead is important.THIS ASSUMES YOU HAVE PROVIDED THE CORRECT DOCUMENTATION **

The wait-times for passport and notarial services appointments have been severely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please ensure you book an appointment at least six months in advance of any travel.

Australian Citizens need a valid Australian passport to depart and enter Australia.

The Embassy works on an appointment basis for passport services. Click on the link below to book your own appointment: Book Appointment

 

Important Notice

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

Applying for an Australian passport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and safety of Australians overseas is our highest priority. Generally, all passport applicants must attend an interview.  If you are unable to attend the passport interview due to COVID-19, please email us at [email protected].

Please note that applicants who cannot attend an interview might be issued with a limited validity (one year) passport. 

How Long to get an Australian passport?

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 dates.

The current processing time for passport applications is 6 weeks. A child passport without full parental consent takes much longer.

To minimise processing time, make sure your application includes all the required documents.

Disclaimer

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.

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 your scheduled time.

  • The Embassy reserves the right to admit only the clients applying for/renewing 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).

Important information

  • It is strongly advised to plan the replacement of your passport well ahead of the expiry date, if you need to travel to ensure you have sufficient time to replace passports and visas where needed. It is also recommended NOT to make any firm plans or pay for tickets until you have received your new 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.

  • From 1 January 2016, child applicants aged 16 or 17 will be issued with a 10-year passport. Applications must still include parental consent, and they must be personally lodged by the applicant together with a parent.

  • Priority processing service is not available in Egypt.

  • From 1 December 2017, the 66-page frequent traveller passport is discontinued. Demand has fallen sharply, as more countries issue electronic visas and stop using border stamps. Existing 66-page passports will remain valid until they expire. But you will not be able to apply for a new one after 30 November 2017. More information is available on  www.passports.gov.au.

Information to help you prepare your passport application

Please read all instructions carefully as incorrect applications will be rejected and may cause delays.

Required documents for adult passport renewal

Required documents for first adult passport If under 16 years of age at the time of the previous passport application , replacing lost or damaged Passport / Adult who has never had an Australian passport before.

Required documents for child passport applications (First Time -Renewal -Damaged-Lost)

Required documents for Emergency passport

Australian Passport photographs requirements

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

Approved Translation Offices

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.

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

Passport Fees as of 1 January 2022

 

Application Fee (AUD)

Overseas Surcharge (AUD)

Total Fee (AUD)

  10-year passport (for adults)

$308

$138

$446

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

$308

$67

$375

  5-year passport (for children under 16)

$155

$67

$222

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

$155

$138

$293

Emergency Passport

$193

 

 

 

Fees are paid in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) according to the exchange rate applicable at the time of lodging the passport application. The fees

in EGP are available on the appointment booking page.

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