The Consulate General

The first Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai was opened in 1863 but did not become a career consulate until 1893. The office was moved many times but from 1939 it was located at The Bund on No 9 Zhongshan East Road Section 2 until it was closed in 1956. It was re-opened in September 1996 and officially inaugurated by Mr Göran Persson, former Prime Minister of Sweden, on 6 November 1996.

The Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai represents Sweden in Shanghai and the provinces Anhui, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. Its mission is to promote Swedish interests in the district of the Consulate General and to promote exchange between Sweden and Yangtze River Delta, not least within the field of education and research. It should also provide good service in migration and consular matters and to support activities within sister-city/sister-province cooperation.

Office of the Consul General
Ms. Lisette Lindahl is the Consul General of Sweden in Shanghai.

Administration & 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.

Culture & Public Affairs
This section facilitates exchange and long-lasting relations between Sweden and China within areas such as culture, education and science. It also provides information about Sweden to Chinese media and the general public. The website of the Consulate General is edited by this section.

This section handles issues related to visas, work and residence permits etc.

Trade Promotion
This section promotes commercial exchange and support Swedish companies and business ventures in the Yangtze River Delta as well as contribute to promote Chinese investments in Sweden.