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Additional Services

Courier Service (Optional)

China is a wide spread country and distances to travel from one place to another can be time consuming, expensive and tiring. In order to facilitate the process to applicants, the application centre has made a contract with EMS in China which can deliver your passport/documents through a courier service to your home or work address. With an excellent track record, EMS is able to deliver packages in almost every part of China at your doorsteps – saving applicants lots of time and money!

Current cost of this service is payable at submission – of course this remains an optional service*, CNY 75 per application. Please speak to the Submission Officer at the Visa Application Centre for more details.

Status tracking through SMS (Optional)

SMS and e-mail news updates will be sent to your mobile phone and your registered e-mail address provided in your application form, informing the status of your visa application. You will receive several automated messages to your mobile phone and e-mail informing you what stage your application is within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the language of your choice (Chinese and English languages are available). At the end of the process you will receive an automated message informing you that the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing, China/Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai, China has made a decision on your visa application. You will not be informed on the outcome of the decision on your visa application.

You can avail this service for CNY 15 at the time you submit your visa application form and supporting documents at the visa application centre. The SMS service application form can be downloaded and completed before you visit the application centre.

Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Photo and Photocopying services (Optional)

The applicable charges are:

Photographs: CNY40.00 per copy

Photocopies: CNY1.00 per page

Hub city passport collection service (Optional)

This optional service will be available for applicants who submitted applications at Xi’an, Chongqing, Shenyang, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu, Jinan, Kunming Sweden Visa Application Centers but wish to collect the passport at Beijing Sweden Visa Application Center.

The applicable charge is: 20 RMB per passport.

Premium Lounge service (Optional)

Premium Lounge service- The Premium Lounge services will be available for applicants at the additional charge of 260 RMB over and above the service fee and will include:

  • Complimentary one way courier
  • Complimentary photocopy (up to 10 pages)
  • Express check-in and checkout at the VAC
  • Dedicated Premium lounge area for comfort
  • Dedicated staff to attend the applicant
  • Refreshments (Soft drinks)

Prime Time service (Optional)

Prime Time service- Prime Time service will be available for applicants at the additional charge of 260 RMB over and above the service fee. The applicants could have working hours extended and submit the visa application between 15:00 to 16:00 The applicant is required to book the appointment for submission.

Please kindly notice passport collection time is 8:00 to 15:00 on working days.

Weekend Submission (Optional)

Weekend Submission services will be available for applicants at the additional charge of 260 RMB over and above the service fee. With a prior appointment, applicant could submit their visa application on Sunday between 09:00 to 12:00.

Please kindly notice passport collection time is 8:00 to 15:00 on working days.

The selection of Value added Service does not indicate preferential treatment in issuing of visa by the Embassy or consulate.