To make the application process more convenient for the increasing numbers of Chinese travelers, 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.
In recent years, China has become one of Sweden’s fastest growing tourism markets. Pristine nature, innovative design, and a unique lifestyle experience are some of the factors that attract Chinese tourists to Sweden. According to the latest figures from Visit Sweden, the number of room nights booked by Chinese tourists in Sweden increased by 28.5% in 2015, and this growth trend is only expected to continue in the years to come
Source: Consulate General of Sweden Shanghai