About us

The Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai represents Sweden in Shanghai and the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. The Consulate General promotes Swedish interests in the region. The Consulate General issues visas for travel to Sweden and provides consular service for Swedish citizens.

16 staff work full time at the Consulate General, including four diplomats from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. During the summer months one to two additional staff join us from the Migration Agency to work with the increased load of visa applications. The Consulate General has one intern per semester.

Office of the Consul General

The Consul General is head of the the mission responsible for the entire operation.

Lisette Lindahl Consul General

Xinglong Du Assistant to the Consul General

Administration and Consular Affairs

This section handles administrative matters for the Consulate General as well as emergency assistance to Swedish citizens and handling of passport applications and other legal matters. Five people work at the section for administration and consular affairs.

Sebastian Szymanski Consul 

Jenny Xu Receptionist

Culture & Trade Promotion

This section facilitates exchange and long-lasting relations between Sweden and China within areas such as culture, commerce and education. It also provides information about Sweden to Chinese media and the general public.

Jakob Holthuis Consul

Louise Lu Head of Culture and Communication

Sabrina Qiu Communication Officer

Ben Chen Commercial Officer


This section handles issues related to visa, work and residence permit etc. The section has five staff.

Martin Helgesson  Consul

Last updated 28 May 2019, 2.40 PM