Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou
Guangzhou
China

Welcome to the Australian Consulate-General Guangzhou 

For more details on the China-Australia FTA (ChAFTA)  Click Here

Appointments for passport and notarial services required from 3 May 2016

From 3 May 2016, the Australian Consulate General Guangzhou will be taking appointments for passport and notarial services.

Appointments can be booked via https://acggz.setmore.com/.

  • Passport appointments are available between 9:00am - 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • The following Notarial services appointments are available between 3pm - 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
    • Witnessing and certifying of land documents and issuance of DFAT Certificate of Identity
    • Performing authentication of signature and/or seals 
  • Other Notarial services (including witnessing affidavits, witness signatures on bank documents and state government documents including witnessing driver's licence renewals) appointments are available between 1:30pm – 4pm every Thursday.

 

Notice

  • 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. 

  • Important Visa Notice

Extension of ‘Passport Free’ processing for applications lodged at Guangzhou AVAC from 1 September 2014  

 

News in Brief

Australia's Next Ambassador to China (NEW, 22 October 2015)

MEDIA RELEASE Signing of a landmark research cooperation agreement between the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and the Science and Technology Department of Guangdong (23 March 2015) 

Consul-General Dominic Trindade Guangzhou Daily interview: Welcoming Chinese tourists to Australia (Chinese only) (2 February 2015)

Ambassdor Frances Adamson's Statement at the Announcement of Conclusion of Australia-China FTA negotiations (NEW, 17 November 2014)

Statement on the Urumqi attack by the Australian Ambassador to China (22 May 2014)

Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb invites Australian businesses to support one of Australia's biggest ever trade missions to China in April 

Guangzhou Post organizes first lawful export of narcotic samples to Australia (10 March 2014)

Statement regarding the Kunming attack from the Australian Ambassador to China

MEDIA RELEASE- AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, BEIJING- 2014 Australian Writers’ Week in China (27 February 2014)

Minister for Foreign Affairs announces the appointment of Dominic Trindade as Australia's Consul-General in Guangzhou (11 February 2014)

Chinese business visitors set to benefit from multiple entry visas ( 7 February 2014)

For speeches archive, please click here   

 

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
  • Witnessing and certifying of land documents and issuance of DFAT Certificate of Identity
  • 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) are available every Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Please visit the following website for further information on notarial services overseas:
www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents-overseas.html
 

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.

On-line registration for Australians overseas