Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China

Australians in China



Australian Citizenship for Australian children born in China


Hospitals and Medical Services (a small selection)

Police Clearances

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

Applying for a Tax File Number (TFN)

APEC Business Travel Card

Customs & Quarantine

Australian Government Benefits, Payments and Services

Centrelink - Department of Human Services (DHS) International Services

Returning to Australia


Check your enrolment online
How to vote while overseas and Going overseas
State and Territory Electoral Authorities 


Consular privacy collection statement
• Your consent is required before we can disclosure your personal information to selected individuals/organisations. 

What we can and cannot do

Legal Advice. The Consular Section does NOT: 

  • give you legal advice, interpret or translate documents, though we may provide details of some local lawyers.
  • intervene in another country's court proceedings or legal matters including employment disputes, commercial disputes, criminal cases and family law matters or child custody disputes.
  • get you out of prison or prevent you from being deported 
  • post bail or pay your fines or legal expenses.
  • enforce an Australian or any other custody agreement overseas or compel a country to decide a custody case.