China Visa Photo Size Requirements in 2020

Trust me, I know how frustrating it can be to find an up-to-date China visa photo requirements on the Internet. The Internet has too much information that you can’t tell which one is correct.

For this real reason, I’ve written this article about the photo requirements of China visa. I hope this guide can help you quickly find all the information you need.

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China Visa Photo Size in 2020

There are 2 different types of photo that you need to apply for China Visa:

  • The digital photo
  • The paper photo

A digital photo is needed when you upload your personal information online. But there are only a few countries can apply for China Visa online, so I will not discuss too many details about the digital photo.

If you are a U.S. passport holder, you only need to take the paper photo.

Here is the specific size of the digital and paper photo, according to the China embassy:

The digital photo

The digital photo should be between 354 pixels (width) * 472 pixels (height) and 420 pixels (width) * 560 pixels (height) .

The paper photo

The paper photo should be 33 mm (width) * 48 mm (height).

Can I Use a 2×2 Photo for Chinese Visa?

Unfortunately, there is only one correct size of China Visa, which is 33 mm (width) * 48 mm (height).

I know that many of you apply for the Visa with the help of the agency and some of the agency may ask you to submit a 2×2 inches photo. The agency might cut your photo to the correct size to save your time, or they do nothing but with the help of the god, their wrong size photos alway work.

Considering your own sake, I suggest you use a 33 mm (width) * 48 mm (height) paper photo if you apply for China Visa by yourself.

However, if your agency tells you to submit a 2×2 inches photo, you can follow their orders.

New China Visa Photo Generator in 2020

If you want to DIY your own China Visa photo, you can use to generate your Visa photo.

After you take a photo which background should be white or close to white, you can open the IDPhoto4You website and select China as shown below.

Then all you need to do is follow the instructions, you will get your own Visa photos in a few minutes.

Here is the Step-by-Step Guide:

  • Select China, the photo type and the print size, and then upload a photo.
  • Once the photo is uploaded, the Crop page opens.
  • On the Crop page, you can cut the image using the crop frame.
  • When you have set the cropping, click on the Make Photo button.
  • Download the printable image from the Download page.

After you download the printable image, you can print the downloaded image using a photo printer or forward the image to a digital photo lab. You can also go to Costco or Walmart nearby, most of them have the digital photo lab and you can print your photos.

Final Words

I am sure that all of you have already known the correct size of China Visa photo. A splendid journey in China is waiting for you! I wish you will have a nice trip!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!

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