Alternate Text

Consulate-General Shanghai, China

Local time 2:39 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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Lieselotte van der Meijs/
Lieselotte van der Meijs/

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. 

Read more
Photo station
Photo station

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. 

Read more

Frequently asked questions

Event calendar

  • poster
    Poster Photo:Örebro Chamber Choir
    03 Jun 2018
    Led by the known Swedish conductor Fred Sjöberg, Örebro Chamber Choir is going to present J. S. Bach's oratorio St John Passion in partnership with Shanghai International Choral League in Shanghai on June 3.
  • Swedish print exhibition
    Swedish print exhibition
    05 May 2018
    From May 5 to June 30, a Swedish print exhibition is shown at a gallery in Shanghai.
  • ArchEnemy
    Arch Enemy China tour Photo: Douban
    07 Apr 2018

Ska du resa hit eller är du redan här?

Ambassaden erbjuder reseinformation och konsulär service för svenskar, före och under vistelsen.

Hitta det samlat här

Visas and residence permits

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

Find information here

Do you want to know more about Sweden?


Doing business with Sweden

Here you can get comprehensive information on how to do business with Sweden.

Read more

Welcome to Sweden

Plan your holiday on Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information.

Visit Sweden
Study in Sweden logotype

Universities in Sweden is the official resource on higher education in Sweden for international students.

Study in Sweden
Suspected irregularities

Report to the MFA

If you suspect that a crime or irregularities have occurred in connection with Swedish Foreign Service activities, please report to MFA Head of Compliance.

Read more

The website is the official website of the Swedish Government and the Government Offices.

GDPR Request

GDPR Request

Request for register extract, rectification, erasure or restriction of personal data in central systems.

Read more