With girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns carrying candles and singing songs together in the dark, the Lucia celebration represents one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden. On December 8, the Swedish Consulate General brought the candlelit Lucia procession to Shanghai for the fourth time in a row.View more news
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Sweden-related Organisations in Eastern China
On this page you will find a selection of links and addresses of Sweden-related organisations in Eastern China. If you want to know more about organisations in all of China, please go to the website of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing.
Contact: Mr David Hallgren
Tel: + 86- (0) 21-6218 9955
Address: Sail Tower, 266 Hankou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai
Contact: Ms Marianne Westerback
Tel: +86-(0)21-6235 7260
Address: 5 Fl. The Executive Center, 159 Madang Rd. Huangpu District, Shanghai
Young (even if only in the mind) Swedish people in Shanghai networking and having fun together on a regular basis. Connected to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
A network for Swedish-speaking persons in Eastern China.
Nordic Centre (at Fudan University)
Contact: Mr Magnus Jorem
Tel: +86-(0)21-6564 2267
Address: 220 Handan Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai
Sweden-China Trade Council (SCTC)
Contact: Ms Savada Mok
Tel: +86-(0)21-6282 5731
Swedish School in Shanghai
Swedish in China
If you are interested in investing in Sweden, you are welcome to contact Business Sweden. Business Sweden assists and informs Chinese investors of business opportunities in Sweden.
In China you can study Swedish at four different universities of which two are in Shanghai.
Shanghai International Studies University
550 Dalian Road West
Phone: +86 21 65311900
Prof. Dr. Wei Maoping Shen Yunlu (Lovisa Shen), Swedish Teacher
In addition to these, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai occasionally does beginners courses. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the fees mentioned below are in Swedish Crowns but you pay the equivalent in local currency (CNY).
•Ordinary passport 1400 SEK
•Emergency passport 1600 SEK
•National ID-card 1400 SEK
•Expedition fee for passport issued by another authority SEK 150
Notification of Swedish citizenship 175 SEK
Driving licence 400 SEK - if the application has been made in Sweden 150 SEK
Certificates, attestations and legalizations 120 SEK
Please note that all payments have to be made in CNY.
•Entry visa (stay in Schengen States not exceeding 90 days and national D-visa) 450 RMB. Children from the age of 6 years and below the age of 12 years 265 RMB. The fees are subject to change on the 1st of each month. Exemption for visa fee:
– children under six years
– students accompanying teachers travelling for study or educational purpose
– researchers from third countries travelling for scientific research purpose
Residence and/or work permit:
•To visit, study, co-applicants to employees/students etc.:
– Adults 940 RMB
– Children under 18 years old 470 RMB
•On the grounds of family ties to a person residing in Sweden:
– Adults 1415 RMB
– Children under 18 years old 705 RMB
– For employment and as self-employed 1885 RMB
– For guest researchers and au pair 940 RMB
Following submission of your biometrics data: