Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China

 

Frequent Traveller Passports

From 1 December 2017 Australia will no longer issue Frequent Traveller Passports (64 pages).

From 1 December 2017, if your passport still has more than two years validity remaining and the visa pages are almost full, you may either apply for:
  • A new 34 page passport with 10 years validity. The new passport will have a different passport/document number. The cost will be the price of a new passport plus the overseas surcharge. or
  • A replacement 34 page passport, with the same expiry date as the passport being replaced. The replacement passport will have a different passport/document number. The replacement cost will be cheaper than a new 10 year validity passport and will not incur an overseas surcharge.

Applicants will need to decide which of the two above replacement options best suit their own circumstances.

 

2017 Queensland Election

A Queensland State General Election will be held on Saturday 25 November 2017. The Electoral Commission Queensland homepage provides locations of Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) offices that will provide pre-poll services overseas (including in Shanghai).

Polling services will not be available at the Shanghai Consulate.

 

2017 New England and Bennelong By-Elections

By-elections are currently underway for the Division of New England (2 December 2017) and the Division of Bennelong (16 December 2017). The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website has overseas voter information.

Polling services will not be available at the Shanghai Consulate.

 

Appointments for passport and notarial services

Appointment are required for all passport and notarial services.

Appointments can be booked via acgsh.setmore.comPassport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Notarial services appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday afternoons. 

Please make your booking at least two weeks in advance.  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 about topics such as voting in Australian elections, 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 signatures (including form-888) for Australian Visa applications.

 

Applying for an Australian Passport

General passport information.

Shanghai Consulate specific passport information.

Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday and should be booked more than two weeks in advance using acgsh.setmore.com.

It can take more than four weeks from the day you successfully finalise your application until your passport is ready for collection.

 

Notarial Services

General notarial services information (including witness of signature, affidavit, certified copies, CNI, authentication).

Shanghai Consulate specific notarial information.

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 25 December 2017 Christmas Day
Tuesday 26 December 2017 Boxing Day
Wednesday 27 December 2017 Additional Day
     
Monday 1 January 2018 New Year’s Day
Friday 16 February 2018  Chinese New Year
Monday 19 February 2018 Chinese New Year
Tuesday 20 February 2018 Chinese New Year
Friday   30 March 2018  Good Friday
Monday  2 April  2018  Easter Monday
Tuesday 1 May 2018 Labour Day
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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