07 January 2020
During Chinese New Year Holiday, Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai with all 12 Sweden Visa Application Centers across China will be closed from 24 January 2020 to 28 January 2020, and work will be resumed on 29 January 2020.
The processing time of applications submitted just before the closing time will be longer than usual, please plan your submission time in advance to avoid your trip being delayed. Thank you!
09 April 2018
We are very pleased to inform you that below value added services will be launched in all Sweden Visa Application Centers in China for your convenience, effective form 09 April 2018.
Premium Lounge service- The Premium Lounge services 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- The applicants could have working hours extended and submit the visa application between 15:00 to 18:00 The applicant is required to book the appointment for submission.
Weekend Submission (via prior appointments): With a prior appointment, applicant could submit their visa application on Sunday between 09:00 to 12:00.
The selection of Value added Service does not indicate preferential treatment in issuing of visa by the Embassy. Please click here for more information.
31 October 2016
Be careful of touts and agents when you visit the Visa Application Centers
Dear Visa Applicants,
Please be careful of touts and agents when you visit the visa application centers. We have received reports that they offer their services claiming to be an officer of the visa application center and charge exorbitant prices for services which are either provided for free at the visa application center or at very nominal prices.
Please note that the visa application center or the Embassy/Consulate do not endorse any agency or agents and cannot be held responsible for their actions.
06 April 2016
Pleased to announce the launch of the Sweden Visa Application Center in Xian/Chongqing/Hangzhou
The Embassy of Sweden in Beijing/Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai is pleased to announce the launch of the Sweden Visa Application Center in Xian/Chongqing/Hangzhou on 31 March, in Shenyang/Wuhan/Changsha on 8 April 2016, in Chengdu/Jinan on 15 April 2016,in Nanjing/Kunming on 22 April 2016.
21 March 2016
Sweden will open ten new visa application centres
To make the application process more convenient for the increasing numbers of Chinese travellers, Sweden will open new visa application centres in several cities in China.
During the spring, ten new Swedish visa application centres will open in Xi’an, Chongqing, Nanjing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Jinan, Kunming and Changsha. Currently, there are visa application centres in Beijing and in Shanghai.
The number of Chinese visitors to Sweden is growing rapidly, and the opening of new visa application centres in different parts of the country will make it more convenient for visitors to submit their applications. With the new application centres, we hope that even more Chinese travelers will get a chance to experience Sweden.
“We welcome Chinese travelers to visit Sweden, the country of Nobel, the northern lights and the midnight sun. By opening visa application centres in several locations in China, we hope to provide the best possible service together with VFS Global,” said Anna Eriksson, head of the migration section at the Embassy of Sweden.
3 February 2016
Important Notice of Sweden Visa Application Center Shanghai
Dear Applicants, starting from 3 February 2016, the biometric data taken within 59 months prior to the submission date could be re-used. Applicants who want to re-use biometric data need to provide the visa sticker with “VIS” remark. For visa application, all applicants still need come in person. Should you have any questions, please contact Visa Application Center Shanghai directly.
26 January 2016
Important Notice of Sweden Visa Application Center Beijing
Dear Applicants, starting from 27 Jan 2016, the biometric data taken within 59 months prior to the submission date could be re-used. Applicants who want to re-use biometric data need to provide the visa sticker with “VIS” remark. For visa application, all applicants still need come in person. Should you have any questions, please contact Visa Application Center Beijing directly.
9 October 2015
Dear Applicants, to ensure a continued high level of service quality in conjunction with the launch of the Biometrics Procedure
Dear Applicants, to ensure a continued high level of service quality in conjunction with the launch of the Biometrics Procedure the Swedish Visa Application Center （Beijing and Shanghia）will have to close early on 9 October 2015. The opening time on Friday Oct. 9 will be 08:00-12:00. Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience this might cause.
8 March 2013
Visa Application Centre will provide SMS service to track visa application status. For more details, please click here.
30 January 2013
Holders of official passports (including service passports, public passports and diplomatic passports) of nationalities other than China should submit the Schengen visa applications to the Visa Application Centre.
Please note that all individual applicants have the option to submit the visa application directly to the Embassy/Consulate of Sweden or the Visa Application Centre.
The Embassy/Consulate of Sweden warns applicants of taking assistance and consultations from any kind of unauthorized agents - especially agents offering such services outside the Embassy, Consulate General and Visa Application Centre entrances. Neither the Embassy nor the Visa Application Centre approve of such services and shall not assume any responsibility for the information provided by such agents. Please notice that the invitations that are offered by such agents often are false.
Please note that scheduling an appointment to submit your application at the Visa Centre is free of cost. No additional money should be paid to anyone for this service.