WHAT IS AN ACCEPTABLE PHOTO FOR CHINESE VISA APPLICATION?

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Obtaining a Chinese Visa is essential for traveling to China. Applicants are required to submit one recent photo, which is subject to certain requirements. According to the Consular Department of the People’s Republic of China,

General Requirements include:

  • Photo should be taken within 6 months of submitting the application
  • Photo should have white background
  • The face, neck and the upper shoulder of applicants should be clear in the photo. E.g. No hair in the face, no earrings.

Facial Requirements:

  • The facial expression should be natural with eyes open
  • Eyeglasses are accepted only if they are not tinted or thick-rimmed
  • There should not be any glare, shadow, or frame obscuring the eyes
  • No head coverings are accepted, except for religious reasons
  • No other accessories are accepted

Here below are some examples:

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