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Consulate-General Shanghai, China

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Opening hours during Midsummer

17 Jun 2024

The Consulate General will be closed Friday June 21. We will open again as normal on Monday June 24. In the event of a consular emergency, you can always reach the Consular Emergency Center in Stockholm by calling the Consulate General's switchboard. Happy Midsummer!

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Visa and residence permit

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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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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Frequently asked questions


  • 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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