China Visa Photo Requirements

In order to prepare a proper photo for China visas you need to make sure you photo meets the following size guidelines.

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General Passport & Visa Photo Guidelines

While individual countries and agencies have their specific photo size requirements, there are many common requirements for all passport and visa photos. We've compiled a list to help you make sure you are following the rules. Always check the specific requirements before you take your photo as they can change.

Photo Composition Requirements

  • Photo should be taken in full-face view directly facing the camera.
  • Take your photo with neutral facial expression with both eyes open.
  • Background should be uniform, plain and white or off-white, and free of shadows. *
  • Lighting should be even and not overexposed. Make sure there are no shadows on the face
  • If eyewear is worn then eyes must be clearly visiable.
  • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo.
  • Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable.
  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  • Make sure your photo is sharp. Photos that are blurry are not in focus are not acceptable.
  • No red eye photos are allowed

Printing Requirements

  • The photo should been taken recently, each application has different requirements.
  • Photo shoudld be printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper. Never print on standard document paper.
  • Photo should be printed in color.
  • If you are cutting out your photos, be sure to leave no border. It's best to use a paper cutter to make sure you get straight lines. The photo should not look like it was cut from a larger sheet.

* Background colors, eyewear regulations and religious attire guidelines vary by country please check your local regulations.

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