Federal Election Saturday 18 May 2019
Voting services will be available at the Consulate in Shanghai as follows.
|9am – 4pm||Monday - Friday||6-10 May 2019|
|9am – 4pm||Monday - Friday||13-17 May 2019|
|9am – 4pm||Saturday||18 May 2019|
Photo ID is required to access the Consulate. ID is not required to vote.
If you are an eligible Australian citizen living overseas you can still participate but you need to be enrolled. To check your enrolment details visit www.aec.gov.au. The deadline for enrolling or updating your details for the federal election was 18 April.
If you are overseas and unable to vote, complete an overseas notification form and return it to the AEC. Being overseas is a valid reason for not voting.
Information in other languages can be found at www.aec.gov.au/translated.
For updates on the election, please check the Australian Electoral Commission website.
Appointments for passport and notarial services
Appointments are required for all passport and notarial services and must be booked via acgsh.setmore.com.
Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday. Each passport applicant requires a separate appointment. Families will require separate appointments for each adult/child applicant.
Appointments are not required for passport collection or for emergency consular/passport services.
Notarial services appointments are available Tuesday to Thursday afternoons.
Please book your appointment as early as possible.
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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.
Applying for an Australian Passport
Passport appointments are available Monday to Friday, please make your booking at acgsh.setmore.com.
It will take more than four weeks from the day you successfully finalise your application until your passport is ready for collection.
You must bring your passport so we can verify your signature on any documents you sign.
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).
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
|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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