About Us

Eritrea


Service locations

There is no Australian diplomatic mission in Eritrea.  The Department's office in Nairobi, Kenya, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Eritrea. 

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian High Commission

Nairobi

Nairobi
Summary

This office provides immigration and visa services to clients in Kenya, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Street address
Riverside Drive
(400 metres off Chiromo Road)
Nairobi
Kenya
Postal address
PO Box 39765
Nairobi
Kenya
Counter hours
By appointment only.
Appointment can be arranged through the Australian Visa Application Centre in Nairobi, or directly with this office by email or phone.
Telephone
254 20 4277 160
9 am to 11 am Monday to Friday
Fax
254 20 4277 189
Electronic contact
Email address: immigration.nairobi@dfat.gov.au
Website
http://www.kenya.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

Payment information

Visa applications may be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centres. Methods of payment accepted at are available on their website.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cash

We accept payments in United States dollars (USD) or Kenyan Shillings. If you are mailing or couriering your application, do not send cash through the post.

Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

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​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

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Applications for Citizenship by Descent can be lodged at this office.​​​​

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If you are in Ghana you can lodge your application for Citizenship by Descent at the Australian Visa Application Centre.

​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Panel physician

Asmara

Akria Private Clinic
Summary

​Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

​Mai Atal Street #135
Asmara, Eritrea

Telephone

​+291 713 4380

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Yonas Yohannes Woldegiorgis

Eritel Clinic
Summary

​Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

Beleza Street
Asmara, Eritrea

Telephone

+291 716 2524 (appointments required)

Fax

+29 11 202 380

Additional information

Doctor:
Dr Yonatan Tesfay

Police check

Eritrea

Eritrea
Postal address

Eritrean Police Headquarters
Police Laboratory
PO Box 1223
Asmara
ERITREA

Telephone

+2911 127799

Additional information

Residents: Apply to the address above.
Non-residents: You will need to nominate a representative with power of attorney to make your application in Eritrea. Certificates may then be collected at the nearest Eritrean embassy.
Provide: full set of fingerprints, certified copy of passport or ID, and passport photos.
Fee: payable.
Note: certificates will not be issued to Eritrean citizens who cannot provide evidence that they have paid a state imposed tax which is placed on all Eritrean citizens, regardless of country of residence.