Australian Consulate-General
Shanghai, China


Appointments for passport and notarial services

Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services and can be booked via

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

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

Online Visa and Citizenship applications do not require certified copies.

Visa and Citizenship applications submitted in China and on paper can have copies of documents certified by Chinese citizens whose occupation is listed here.

Visa and Citizenship applications submitted outside Australia do not need statutory declarations to be witnessed at an Australian Embassy or Consulate. If your visa/citizenship application requires a witnessed declaration/form, please read the witnessing instructions on the declaration/form. The Department of Home Affairs (HA) can generally accept statements witnessed according to the legal practices of the country in which you make the statement.

All Visa and Citizenship questions, emails and phone calls regarding Australian visa applications should be directed to the Department of Home Affairs. Online enquiries can be submitted here.


Applying for an Australian Passport

General passport information.

Shanghai Consulate specific passport information.

Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday, please make your booking at

It will 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.

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).

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

Tuesday 25 December 2018  Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December 2018 Boxing Day
Monday 31 December 2018  Additional Day
Tuesday 1 January 2019 New Year's Day
Monday 4 February 2019 Chinese New Year Eve
Tuesday 5 February 2019 Chinese New Year
Wednesday 6 February 2019 Chinese New Year
Friday 19 April 2019 Good Friday
Monday 22 April 2019 Easter Monday
Wednesday 1 May 2019 Labour Day
Friday 7 June 2019 Dragon Boat Festival
Monday 30 September 2019 National Day
Tuesday 1 October 2019 National Day
Wednesday 2 October 2019 National Day
Wednesday 25 December 2019 Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December 2019 Boxing Day
Friday 27 December 2019 Additional Day


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