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Photo for China Visa

China is a fascinating country with a rich history. It is one of the top tourist destinations. It offers diverse cultures and traditions that date back thousands of years. It also offers a modern view of major cities which have glitter no less than the cities in the USA or Europe.

To visit China, US citizens need a visa. However, if you are a US citizen stopping in China for less than 72 hours on your visit to some other county, you can get the visa at major airports. Visa photos for China are 33 x48mm in the USA. After Covid, you will also need to upload a digital image, for which, you can find details below on this page. However when you are ready to place your order, please click on this link.

Detailed Requirements

  • Color: a color (RGB 24bit true color) photo, any black and white photo is not accepted.
  • Background: can only use white and off-white background
  • Size: 33mm×48mm for printed visa photo.
  • Date: recent photo taken in the last 6 months.
  • Quality: a clear-cut photo in high resolution, without any damage, stain, fold creases, and no shadows over the face or in background.
  • Format: photos must be JPEG images, within the size of 40 KB - 120 KB.
  • Others: the photos should present the front view of applicants, and show the full facial features clearly and completely. The head should be horizontally centered with a certain distance to the upper and bottom edges.

Sample Photo for China Visa:

Passport photo china

*** To order your Digital as well as printed photos for China, please click on this link***

Visa Application Guidelines
1. Basic Materials to Be Submitted for Application
1) Passport - You should submit your original passport that is valid for at least another 6 months with at least one blank visa page and a photocopy of the passport's information/photo page.
2) Visa Application Form - You should submit the Visa Application Form of the People's Republic of China which is truthfully completed and signed. You should submit the truthfully completed and signed Supplementary Visa Application Form if you are seeking to work (Z Visa) or study (X Visa) in China, if you are a citizen of a third country, or if someone else traveling with you shares the same passport with you.
3) Photo - Please affix one color photo on the Application Form. The photo should be taken recently, with a front view, in 48mm x33mm size, and without a head covering.
Chinese Passport Photos must be 48mm x 33mm. Head height is between 28mm - 33mm. Head width is between 21mm - 24mm. A white or light blue background is required for Chinese Passport Photos.

China Visa photo samples
For most other consulates,

Chinese Visa Photos Size and Dimensions

  • 33x48mm photos required for a Chinese visa
  • The visa photos must have been taken recently
  • Chinese visa photos must be full face
  • No hats are allowed for Chinese visa photos

*** To order your Digital as well as printed photos for China, please click on this link***

(Page last updated on September 15, 2023)