Consulate-General Shanghai, China

Local time Shanghai
1:48 PM
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.

Read more


  • 26 May 2020

    Call for participation in the Eat Smart Challenge

    The way food is produced, processed, distributed, consumed and wasted has a huge impact on our lives, communities and the environment. To give people a hands-on understanding of why our choice of food matters, the Consulate General and the Swedish Institute, together with local partners BottleDre...

  • 19 May 2020

    Visit to suppliers within the Chinese battery industry

    On May 14 the Consulate General and Business Sweden’s (BuS) investment promotion team made a joint visit to Jiangsu province. The purpose of the visit was to meet with the top management of the Chinese companies KDL and Senior. The Swedish delegation was led by Consul General Lisette Lindahl and...

  • 17 Apr 2020

    Revised office hours and visa hotline opening hours from 11 May

    From 11 May, the Consulate General will close at 4 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and 12 noon on Fridays.

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.

More information

Event calendar.

  • YP midsummer
    21 Jun 2019
    SH Swedish Young Professionals invites you to join their traditional Swedish Midsummer Party in Shanghai on 21 June.
  • 2019 Shanghai Pride Film Festival
    2019 Shanghai Pride Film Festival
    16 Jun 2019
    The Consulate, together with Shanghai Pride and the Consulates General of Denmark, Finland and Norway in Shanghai, presents a Nordic Day at the 2019 Shanghai Pride Film Festival (ShPFF) on June 16.
  • Ragnar Bohlin concert
    25 May 2019
    Renowned Swedish conductor Ragnar Bohlin is coming to Shanghai to conduct Bach’s B-minor Mass at Shanghai Oriental Art Center on 25 May.

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