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The Chinese Consulate in Gothenburg starts with express service.

The Consulate of China in Gothenburg starts with express service

There is now three options of processing time at the Consulate of China in Gothenburg.
Normal processing time is 4 working days.
Express is 3 working days.
Urgent is 2 working days.  (Back from CVS after 15:00)
Additional fees will apply depending on processing time.

The Embassy of China in Stockholm starts with express service.

The Embassy of China in Stockholm starts with express service

As of today there is three options of processing time at the Embassy of China in Stockholm.
Normal processing time is 4 working days.
Express is 3 working days.
Urgent is 2 working days.
Additional fees will apply depending on processing time.

India – Important updates regarding the application form

Mandatory fields in the application form 
Update from Embassy regarding application form. Questions which were not mandatory earlier are now mandatory. E.g. “Citizenship/National ID No” (personnummer) 10 digits, “Port of Exit”, “References”
It is very important to fill out ALL information correct.

The most common errors in the application are:
1. All given names are missing.
2. Given names are written in the place for the surname.
3. Wrong birth date.
4. Wrong passport details (date of issue, date of expiry and passport number)
5. Signatures are missing. (Should be two signatures. One under the photo on page 1 and one at the bottom of page 2).
6. Citizenship/National ID No is not filled out correct.
7. Port of exit is not filled out.
8. References, full details of reference in Sweden and India is not filled out correct.

China [Copenhagen] inforce their rules and requirements.

Please note that the Chinese visa center and Embassy inforce their rules and regulations which mean that applications that may be previously have been accepted may now be denied.
Amongst things that we have noticed that they now pay extra attention to is:
– In the application it must state both city and country of birth.
– ONLY the applicant is now permitted to sign the application.
– The passport photo must meet official requirements.

*Note that all applications that do not meet the demands 100% will most likely be denied even though a previous application and supporting documents may have been accepted before.

India-longer processing time during high season.

During August to January it is high season at the Indian embassy in Stockholm and the processing time is longer.

The processing time for Swedish citizens is at least 5 working days.
The processing time for foreign citizens is at least 10 working days. 

Please do not make any final travel arrangements until your visa has been issued.