About us

Welcome to the Embassy of Sweden in Manila

Sweden has had diplomatic relations with the Philippines since 1947.

The Embassy’s main task is to represent Sweden and in many ways strengthen the relations between Sweden and the Philippines. Our activities are focused on promoting trade and investment exchange with the Philippines. The Embassy would also like to stimulate cooperation in other areas such as culture, research and education and contribute to a positive image of Sweden.

The Embassy provides consular services to Swedish citizens living in or visiting the Philippines. Note, however, that it is not possible to apply for ordinary Swedish passports at the Embassy. The Embassy will only be able to issue emergency passports. For ordinary passports we must refer applicants to other embassies in the region.

The Embassy does not process visa applications or residence & work permits. For visas we refer to the Norwegian Embassy in Manila. For residence & work permits we refer to the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok. Click here for more information on applications for work permits and residence permits.



Embassy Staff

The following people are working at the Embassy of Sweden in Manila:


H.E. Mr. Harald Fries



Mr. Lennart Jansson

First Secretary

Deputy Head of Mission


Local staff


Ms. Shirley Sanares

Social Secretary/Cashier


Ms. Giselle Yap

Senior Trade Promotion Officer


Ms. Charlene Erica Balaan

Communications Officer


Ms. Jose Visitacion Pavia

Consular Officer


Mr. Julian Jara

Consular Assistant


Ms. Lorry Jean Diaz

Receptionist/administrative assistant


Mr. Jerico Reyes


Joel Hellgren



Ulf Wennblom

Country Manager (Business Sweden)


Ghia Yuson

Consultant (Business Sweden)


Aileen Joson

Assistant to the Nordic Police Liaison Office in Bangkok

Last updated 27 Nov 2017, 11.50 PM