Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Eritrea and Sudan

Citizenship, Immigration and Visa Enquiries

Citizenship, Immigration and Visas

Citizenship, Immigration and Visa enquiries are not handled by the Australian Embassy, Egypt.

Please note the Australian Embassy Egypt is unable to provide any information on visa applications, immigration enquiries or citizenship by descent. 

Visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website for immigration, visa and citizenship information.

All travellers and intending migrants, except New Zealand citizens, must obtain a visa or electronic travel authority  before travelling to Australia.

The Visa Finder provides information on different visa options for Australia, eligibility, and a step by step guide to the application process. If you decide you want professional help with your application, you can consider using a registered migration agent.

Indicative visa processing timeframes are available here

If you have a query regarding a visa application  please use the online Immigration Enquiry Form and select ‘Amman’ when asked ‘What Overseas Post would you like to contact?’  

For other enquirers, please use the  Partner Enquiry Form, or  the Child and Orphan Relative Enquiry Form as appropriate.

If you have further questions on visa and immigration matters, call the Global Service Centre: +61 2 6196 0196 Monday to Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time).


If you are required to provide biometrics, you will receive a letter with a formal request. You will need to book an appointment at the nearest Australia Biometrics Collection Centre, managed by VFS Global:

Refugee and Global Special Humanitarian visa

Information about Refugee and Global Special Humanitarian visa applicants can be found here.

Refugee and Global Special Humanitarian visa are handled by the Australian High Commission in Nairobi.  Applications should be sent to the Australian High Commission in Nairobi.  For enquiries on applications previously lodged, contact [email protected] 

Citizenship by Descent 

If you are seeking information on citizenship by descent for your child, please consult the Home Affairs website:

Digital Passenger Declaration Card

All passengers arriving by air into Australia should complete the Digital Passenger Declaration.

You can start your Digital Passenger Declaration seven days before your flight and submit it within 72 hours before your departure for Australia. This is because you must provide your health information and declaration within 72 hours before your flight.​

You can complete your Digital Passenger Declaration on the Department of Home Affairs’ website here.