Handing in your application at the Embassy


Visa application

We recommend all applicants to submit their Schengen visa applications through VFS Global. Visit the VFS Global website for the application centre’s address, opening hours and for other practical information. If you want, you can also submit your application in person to the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing by appointment.

Please note that the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing is not authorized to process Schengen Visa applications from non-Chinese nationals who do not legally reside in the People´s Republic of China and who lack justification for lodging an application here. Residents of Mongolia, please refer to the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Ulaanbaatar in order to lodge your application for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden.

All citizens residing in The People's Republic of China can apply for a visa or resident permit at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing.

Residence permit application

Residence permit applications can only be submitted at the Embassy or the Migration Agency's website.

For more information regarding Schengen visas and residence permits to Sweden please see the Visiting Sweden page.

Visiting the Embassy

The following application processes at the Embassy require a scheduled appointment:

  • Submit a visitor's permit application
  • Submit a Schengen visa application

You can visit the Embassy without an appointment, during our opening hours, if you wish to do any of the following:

  • Submit a residence permit application (except visitor's permit). Note that you can only hand in a residence permit application at the Embassy on Wednesdays between 9-11 AM.
  • Submit a D-visa application
  • Record biometrics / Order residence permit card
  • Collect decision
  • Collect residence permit card
  • Submit appeal

How to make an appointment

To make an appointment at the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, you need to send an e-mail to with the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Cellphone number
  3. Visitor's Permit or Schengen Visa
  4. Which date you wish to apply

As the Embassy receives many applicants, we might not be able to give you an appointment at your preferred date, but we will do our best to arrange an appointment at our earliest convenience.

The Embassy’s opening hours

For more information on the Embassy's opening hours and contact details, see here.