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Consulate-General Shanghai, China

Local time 7:00 PM

Recommendation to Swedes abroad

The threat to Sweden and Swedish interests abroad was already classed as heightened. In light of the fact that two Swedes have been killed in Brussels following a terrorist act, Swedes abroad are encouraged to exercise increased caution and vigilance, and follow the advice of local authorities. Swedes abroad are also encouraged to register on the list of Swedish citizens abroad, and download the UD Resklar app and activate push notifications for the country in question.

Register on the list of Swedish citizens abroad (only in Swedish)
Last updated 17 Oct 2023
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International Women’s Day reception on March 14

22 Apr 2024

On March 14, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai celebrated International Women's Day at the Puli Hotel, welcoming 40 esteemed guests from the diplomatic, business, and cultural spheres. This year’s global theme, "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress", set the stage for an evening of profound discussions on advancing gender equality.

Lieselotte van der Meijs/
Lieselotte van der Meijs/

Visa and residence permit

If you would like to visit Sweden, work or study in Sweden you might need a visa or a residence permit. Consulate General of Sweden cooperates with VFS in Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang.

Find out more about the requirements and how you apply below. 

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Biometrics, passport check and residence permit card

If you need to leave biometrics or show your passport at the Consulate General or have questions about your Residence Permit card, please see below information.

Drop-in to migration section Monday to Friday 09:00-11:00. 

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Passport and ID card

You can apply for a passport and ID card at the Consulate General in Shanghai only by appointment. If you apply at the Embassy in Beijing or another passport authority, you can choose to retrieve the passport in Shanghai.

Book an appointment online for application or retrieving passport.

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Frequently asked questions


  • 25 Oct 2023
    Don’t miss the opportunity to the screening of the documentary-film Nelly & Nadine, directed by Swedish film-maker Magnus Gertten. The event is a collaboration between the Consulate Generals of Sweden and Spain.
  • 01 Jul 2023
    The exhibition ”Return to Nature” opens on July 1 at Pearl Art Museum.
  • 27 Jun 2023
    On the occasion of Deaf-Blind Awareness Week, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai together with the British Consulate-General Shanghai invites you to a screening of a number of short films on June 27 to raise awareness of inclusion and accessibility.

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