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Consulate-General Shanghai, China

Local time 1:41 PM
06 Jan 2023

Temporary entry restrictions on travel from China

From 7 January travelers from China need to present a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Sweden. The test result must not be older than 48 hours when entering Sweden. Exempted from the requirement are Swedish citizens, people with residence permits in Sweden, long-term residents of the EU and EEA, children under the age of 12 among other.

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Happy Chinese New Year

Opening hours during the Chinese New Year

16 Jan 2023

The Consulate General is closed January 23-25 and will reopen on January 26. Swedish citizens in a consular emergency situation can always reach the Foreign Ministry's hotline in Stockholm by calling Consulate General's switchboard.


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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Going to Sweden

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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Frequently asked questions

Event calendar

  • Poster
    Poster Photo: Yuyintang Live House
    15 Jun 2018
    Swedish singer-songwriter Cornelia Jakobs is coming on a China tour on June 15-20. She will perform in Shanghai, Beijing, Changsha, Guangzhou and Macau.
  • Sophie Zelmani
    14 Jun 2018
    Swedish singer-songwriter Sophie Zelmani is coming back to China. She will tour to Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming, Shenzhen and Guangzhou on June 8-30.
  • Shanghai Pride Film Festival
    Poster Photo: Shanghai Pride Film Festival
    11 Jun 2018
    As part of Shanghai Pride 2018, Shanghai Pride Film Festival takes place on June 10-17. Two Swedish films will be screened.

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