The ties between the Eastern provinces of China and Norway are longstanding, strong and dynamic. During more than 150 years, Norwegians have lived and worked here. Our consular presence in Shanghai dates back to 1853, and in 1906 the Royal Norwegian Consulate General was opened as one of Norway's first independent Foreign Service missions.
The Norwegian Consulate General in Shanghai strives to further develop Sino-Norwegian relations in this important part of China. Our main priorities are:
- Public Diplomacy and cultural cooperation
- Business promotion
- Academic / research cooperation
- Efficient visa service to Chinese tourists and travellers
- Consular tasks / assisting Norwegians
We work closely with Chinese and Norwegian public and private institutions. The Shanghai office of Innovation Norway constitutes the Commercial Section of the Consulate General, and we also work closely with the Norwegian Business Association (NBA) in Shanghai and the Norwegian Seafood Council.