Consulate-General Shanghai, China

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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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  • 01 Jul 2019

    Seminar with UNGC on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    On June 18, the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) co-hosted a seminar on decent work in global supply chains in Shanghai. More than 50 participants from Swedish and Chinese companies, industry associations and international organisations attended.

  • 19 Jun 2019

    Business Climate Survey presented in Shanghai

    On 13 June the Business Climate Survey for Swedish Companies in China 2019 was presented in Shanghai. The survey is a joint initiative by the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai, Business Sweden and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China.

  • 27 May 2019

    Star Chefs Open The Inaugural Swedish Food Week in Shanghai

    The first ever official celebration of Swedish cuisine co-hosted by the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai and Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

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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Event calendar.

  • Lisette Lindahl press photo
    07 Mar 2018
    To celebrate International Women's Day, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce invites you to a breakfast event and meet with three interesting and inspiring women from Sweden and China in Shanghai on March 7.
  • A Serious Game
    19 Jan 2018
    The Consulate General is going to screen the film "A Serious Game" at JIC Books in Shanghai.

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Visas and residence permits

Information about permits for working in Sweden, travelling to Sweden and studying in Sweden.

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