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Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou
- Australian passport overseas surcharge to apply from 1 July 2015
From 1 July 2015 passport applications lodged overseas will incur an additional overseas application fee (overseas surcharge). The additional fee for adult (including senior) applications will be A$100 and for child applications will be A$50 in 2015. The fee will not apply to emergency passport applications.
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Inaugural Australia-Guangdong Business Cooperation Council
On 5 December 2013 the Australia-Guangdong Business Cooperation Council (AGBCC) convened its inaugural annual meeting in Guangzhou. The AGBCC is assisting Australian and Chinese businesses recognise and take advantage of opportunities in each other's markets, while streamlining trade and investment between the two economies. The Council is made up of business representatives from both Australia and Guangdong, representing industries such as legal and financial services, resources, accounting, logistics and engineering.
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Consular - Notarial Acts - Working Hours
The following notarial acts are available from 3pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.
• Witnessing Commonwealth statutory declarations
• Witnessing applications forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment (CNI)
• Witnessing notices of intended marriage
• Performing authentication of signature and/or seals
All other notarial acts (including witnessing affidavits, witness signatures on bank documents and state government documents including witnessing driver's licence renewals and property sale and transfer documents) are available every Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.
Please visit the following website for further information on notarial services overseas:
Australian Passport - Counter Working Hours
Clients seeking to lodge passport applications (except for an emergency passport) should visit the Australian Consulate-General between 9:00am and 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
To ensure all requirements are met prior to lodgement, we advise that you phone our passport office or check our website (www.passports.gov.au) before coming to the Consulate-General to lodge your application.
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