Leaving biometrics, passport check and pick up Residence Permit Card

Leaving biometrics

If you have already submitted your residence permit application online on the Swedish Migration Agency's website, then you are able to submit your biometrics at the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai without an appointment.

Please bring your passport for identification when you visit the Consulate General during the Migration Section's office hours. You don’t need to book an appointment

Passport check

From 1 November 2022, applicants for a resident permit must show their passport at an in-person visit before the Swedish Migration Agency can make a decision. You are welcome to the Consulate General during the Migration Section's office hours. You don’t need to book an appointment.

Pick up Residence Permit Card

Please note that this information is only applicable to those looking to collect their residence permit card at the Consulate in Shanghai. 

Once you've received a decision from the Swedish Migration Agency to grant you a residence permit and you have already submitted biometrics, it can take up to four weeks to manufacture the card and have it sent to the Consulate in Shanghai. It is not possible to speed up the manufacturing process or the delivery of the card.

You will be notified through e-mail when your residence permit card has arrived at the Consulate in Shanghai.

Your residence permit card can be collected either by yourself or by someone whom you’ve given a power of attorney to. Residence permit cards can be collected during Migration Section's office hours. You don’t need to book an appointment.

If you collect the card by yourself, you will need to bring your original passport. If someone else collects the card on your behalf, he/she must bring a power of attorney, his/her ID card in original and/or passport, and a copy of the ID page in your passport. 

For children under the age of 18, one of the child’s legal guardians must either collect the card on the child’s behalf, or write a power of attorney to allow someone else to collect the child’s residence permit card on behalf of the legal guardian. The child’s legal guardian must sign the power of attorney. The following documents must be provided: copies of both the child’s and the legal guardian’s passports, a copy of the child's birth certificate, an official document (copy or original) showing who the legal guardian of the minor is, if someone other than the minor's parent/s. 

You can download a template for a power of attorney here.

Last updated 29 Dec 2022, 10.23 AM