For information on voting overseas please see our Australians in China page.
Appointments for passport and notarial services
Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services and can be booked via acgsh.setmore.com.
Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Notarial services appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday afternoons.
You may need to wait more than two weeks for the next available appointment, so please book your appointment as early as possible.
Appointments are not required for passport collection or for emergency consular/passport services.
Travel Advice for China
Visit the Australian Government's Smartraveller website for up-to-date travel advice for China.
You can subscribe to one or more countries or to our official bulletins for information including voting, large sporting events, or widespread health or security issues. We encourage you to subscribe to this service as soon as you are thinking about holidaying, working, studying or living overseas.
If you are travelling or residing in China we strongly encourage you to register on smartraveller so we can contact you in an emergency.
Australian Visa and Citizenship Applications
For information regarding Visa and Citizenship applications in China (including application fees, forms and how to lodge), please click here.
The Consulate can not provide certified copies of documents, or witness statutory declarations or other documents associated with Australian Visa/Citizenship applications.
All questions, emails and phone calls regarding Australian visa applications should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs.
Applying for an Australian Passport
Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday and should be booked more than two weeks in advance using acgsh.setmore.com.
It will take more than four weeks from the day you successfully finalise your application until your passport is ready for collection.
You must bring your passport so we can verify your signature on any documents you sign.
You must bring clear instructions from your lawyer detailing exactly which pages must be witnessed by the Consulate.
General notarial services information (including witness of signature, affidavit, certified copies, CNI, authentication).
Notarial appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday afternoons and should be booked more than two weeks in advance using acgsh.setmore.com.
Alternative Shanghai notarial service providers can be found here.
Consulate Public Holidays
|Monday||18 June 2018||Dragon Boat Festival|
|Monday||1 October 2018||National Day Holiday|
|Tuesday||2 October 2018||Golden Week|
|Wednesday||3 October 2018||Golden Week|
|Tuesday||25 December 2018||Christmas Day|
|Wednesday||26 December 2018||Boxing Day|
|Monday||31 December 2018||Additional Day|
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