Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China


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.comPassport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Notarial services appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday afternoons. 

We recommend you book your appointment as early as possible. At times you may need to wait more than two weeks for the next available appointment.  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

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


Notarial Services

You must bring your passport so we can verify your signature on any documents you sign.

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

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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