2018 Batman By-Election
A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Batman in Victoria will be held on Saturday 17 March 2018. Please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website for further information for overseas voters.
Polling services will not be available at the Shanghai Consulate.
Appointments for passport and notarial services
Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services.
Appointments can be booked via acgsh.setmore.com. Passport 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
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.
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
|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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