Consulate-General Shanghai, China

Local time Shanghai
4:53 PM
27 Aug 2020

Temporary entry ban to Sweden

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. The Government has decided to extend the entry ban until 31 October 2020. 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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  • 05 Dec 2018

    Changed opening hours December 12

    The Consulate General of Sweden will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday December 12. We will open again on Thursday December 13 at 8:30 AM.

  • 04 Dec 2018

    'Music by Design' finishes with concert

    Weeklong Sino-Nordic music collaboration project Music by Design wrapped up this Saturday with a live concert at YuYinTang. Artists from China, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden joined on stage for a fusion of styles.

  • 30 Nov 2018

    New IKEA store opened in Xuzhou

    On November 29 the 26th IKEA store in China was opened in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province. Swedish Consul General Lisette Lindahl gave a speech at the inauguration.

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

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

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