Consulate-General Shanghai, China

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1:15 PM
04 Jul 2020

Extension of temporary entry ban to Sweden until 31 August 2020 and easing of restrictions for more travellers

To mitigate the effects of the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the outbreak, a temporary ban on entry to the EU via Sweden is in force. On 2 July the Government decided to extend the entry ban until 31 August 2020. At the same time, the Government decided to ease the restrictions for more travellers. Due to the coronavirus and the temporary entry ban to Sweden, the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that the majority of visa applications will be rejected. This applies if you wish to visit Sweden and are a citizen of a country outside the EU.

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  • 02 Sep 2019

    Shorter opening hours for passport applications on September 4

    Please note that on Wednesday, September 4, the opening hours for passport applications is 10:00-11:45 am.

  • 12 Jul 2019

    Swedish lifestyle pop-up store in Hangzhou

    From July 9 to July 18, a Swedish lifestyle pop-up store is open to public at Qin Chen Li, a shopping mall by Alibaba, in Hangzhou. The store, launched by the Consulate General, has gathered more than 30 Swedish brands.

  • 11 Jul 2019

    Alfa Laval Opened a New Factory in Kunshan

    On July 10, Alfa Laval celebrated the opening of its Kunshan manufacturing plant phase III. Consul General Lisette Lindahl participated in the ceremony and delivered an opening speech. More than 100 customers, partners of Alfa Laval and representatives from the local authorities attended the event.

Residence permit cards

From December 2019 onwards, the Consulate will no longer publish control numbers of received residence permit cards. Applicants will instead be automatically notified by the Migration Agency through email when their residence permit cards have arrived at the Consulate.

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Visas and residence permits

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