Japanese Visa Photo

Japanese Visa Photo

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

What do you get?

You save time and money - take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

Convenience
Digital photo within a few seconds or printouts shipping to your home
Professional service
Over 1,000,000 people have used our services within 7 years.
Guarantee of acceptance
If your photo is rejected by authorities, we will refund you twice the price you paid
Satisfaction guarantee
Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied

What do our users write about us?

The reviews come from our customer satisfaction surveys.

Craig

They were great customer service. Walked you through the process until you had a correct photo. Two thumbs up!!

Bruce

Fast, efficient process and outstanding finished photo! Excellent communication. I'm super glad I used their service. I couldn't be more pleased!

Amanda

Very helpful when my photo didn’t meet standards about how to fix it and redoing it for free.

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Japanese Visa Photo - size & requirements

Japanese Visa Photo
Size
Width: 45 mm
Height: 45 mm
Resolution
300 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 4 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
yes
Is it printable?
yes
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
1
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
2
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
3
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Generally, British citizens are able to enter Japan for up to 90 days without a Japanese tourist visa - however you may need to provide evidence of a return ticket if entering as a visitor. If you plan on staying in the country for longer than this period, you must apply for a Japanese visa before departure - as it is not possible to be issued one after arrival in Japan. In order to obtain a Japanese visa, you must book an appointment at a Japanese embassy and apply in person. A Japan visa application form must be completed and brought with you, along with the necessary documents - which may include a valid passport and proof of sufficient funds available during your stay. You will also need to provide a passport-style photo with your Japanese visa application, which must meet a number of requirements in order for it to be accepted by Japanese authorities. 

Types of Japanese visas

There are a number of different types of Japanese visas available - depending on the reason for your visit and the length of time you are planning to stay. The price and processing time for your Japanese visa depends on the type of visa you require - but generally takes at least one week. The fees can range from £22 for single-entry visas to £44 for multiple entry. All Japanese visa fees must be paid in cash.

Japanese family visa

There are various Japan visas available for relatives of Japanese citizens. This may include spouses, children or adopted children and have a validity period of 1 year or 3 years.

Japanese work visas

There are a number of different types ofJapanese work visas available depending on the type of work that will be undertaken - from business managers, professors and artists. There is also a Japanese working holiday visa for those planning on staying and working in Japan for less than one year. The length of stay depends on the type of Japanese work visa, but generally ranges between 3 months and 5 years.

Japanese student visas

There are Japanese student visas available for those who plan to stay in Japan for educational reasons. These Japan student visas can be valid for 3 months to 4 years and 3 months.

Japanese visa photo requirements

Once you have chosen the type of Japanese visa suitable for you, you must submit a passport-style photo in your application. This photo should be in colour and recently taken (within the last six months), and must be printed and pasted (not stapled) into the Japanese visa application. There are a number of requirements that this photo must meet in order for it to be accepted immediately by Japanese authorities.

Japanese visa photo size

The Japanese visa photo should be 45 mm x 45 mm (2 in x 2 in) and 600 dpi. The head height should be 34 mm, with a distance of 4 mm between the top of the photo and the top of the hair. The face should take up 60% - 80% of the biometric photo.

Facial expression in the Japanese visa photo

The face should be centred and have a neutral expression - no smiling or frowning. Both eyes must be open in the Japan visa photo and directly looking into the camera, with the mouth closed. The quality should be clear and concise, with the full face in view. 

Clothing in the Japanese visa photo

Religious headwear is permitted in the Japanesevisaphoto, as long as it does not obstruct any of the facial features. Other headwear not for religious reasons - such as hats - is not acceptable.

It is recommended that all glasses - even prescription glasses - are removed when taking the Japanese visa photo, in order to avoid glares or reflections from the lenses leading to an application rejection.

Japanese visa photo background

The background in the Japanese visa photo should be plain white or off-white, ensuring that there are no shadows or marks visible anywhere on the biometric photo.

Most common mistakes in Japanese visa photos

If the Japanese visa photo does not fulfill all of these requirements, it may lead to an application rejection - making the Japanese visa application process longer than necessary. We recommend that you are positive that all of the requirements have been met in your biometric photo before your visa appointment. In order to get your Japanese visa as fast as possible - here are the most common mistakes when taking a visa photo to avoid:

  • red eyes or glares from glasses lenses
  • non plain white/off-white background
  • smiling / non-neutral expression
  • selfie position or a non-centred head

How to take the Japanese Visa photo at home?

Luckily with our Japanese visa photo tool, taking your biometric photo has never been easier. Save time and money by taking your Japanese visa photo from anywhere you want - meaning you don’t need to travel to or pay for a professional photo booth. Simply upload it to our app ‘Passport Photo Online’ and let the photo editing software do the work for you, all from the comfort of your own home!

The photo editing tool in our app will inform you of anything that needs to be changed in your Japanese visa photo in order for the application to be accepted, and will also edit the biometric photo until all of the requirements have been seen to. This way we can guarantee that your Japanese visa application will be accepted - we even promise to reimburse you if it does get rejected! Take your Japan visa photo whenever and wherever you want! Use our photo editor app to make the process easier and faster and to get your Japan visa as quick as possible!

Visa photo tool

With all of these requirements for the Japanese visa photo, our app - ‘Passport Photo Online’ is here to help you through the application process. By using AI software, it saves you time and stress by analysing and editing the biometric photo until the requirements are met. The background removing tool will remove and edit any unsuitable patterns or shadows in the background of your Japan visa photo; with the cropping and resizing features automatically altering the size of your photo to fit all of the required dimensions. Simply take a photo of yourself and use the app to ensure that your application will be accepted by Japanese authorities.

Visa photo mobile app

Our photo tool app is available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Use any smartphone or device to take your biometric photo and use our app ‘Passport Photo Online’ to make the Japanese visa application process easier than ever. Save time and money by taking the Japanese visa photo from home, work or anywhere you want! You can guarantee that your application will be accepted immediately by downloading our photo editor app.

Last update: 23/05/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 Do I need a visa to go to Japan?

Most of the foreign citizens are allowed to stay in Japan for up to 90 days without any visa. You will automatically be issued a 90-day visitor visa upon arrival in Japan and do not need to worry about a visa. However, if you plan on staying there longer (for working purposes or studying etc.) you will need to apply for a Japanese Visa.

💡 How do I apply for a Japan visa?

To apply for a Japanese visa you need to bring certain documents to your local Japanese embassy. The application must be made in-person by you. Make sure to bring the visa application form, your passport, a passport style photo and the other necessary visa documents.

💡 What are the types of Japanese visa?

There are a number of different types of Japanese visas available - depending on the reason for your visit and the length of time you are planning to stay. There are Japanese family visas (available for relatives of Japanese citizens), Japanese work visas (these include long stay work visas for various businesses and professionals, working holiday visas, volunteer work visa), Japanese student visa, visa for long-term medical stay.

Anyone who wants to work, live and study in Japan needs to apply for an appropriate visa. Additionally, they need to bring a so called Certificate of Eligibility. This certificate needs to be applied on your behalf at a local immigration office by a sponsor that is living in Japan (e.g. a company, the school, your spouse).

The Japanese visa photo should be 45 mm x 45 mm (2 in x 2 in) and 600 dpi. The head height should be 34 mm, with a distance of 4 mm between the top of the photo and the top of the hair. The face should take up 60% - 80% of the biometric photo.

No. You must not smile or show your teeth while taking your photo for the Japanese visa. Your face expression shoul remain neutral, with your eyes open and your mouth closed.

Yes you can but you need to make sure that your eyes are clearly visible. However we recommend for you to remove your glasses if you do not necessarily need them. This way you can avoid glares or reflections from the lenses leading to an application rejection.

Yes! Simply download our app Passport Photo Online from the App Store or the Google Play Store or use our web service on our website. All you need to do is upload a photo that you took while following the Japanese visa photo requirements and we will do the rest for you. Our application removes the background, resizes the photo and checks if you have met all the requirements for a Japanese visa photo. This method is cheap and easy!

The processing time depends on what type of Japanese visa you are applying for but generally, it takes around one week.

The fees can range from £22 for single-entry visas to £44 for multiple entry. All Japanese visa fees must be paid in cash.

About the document

Japan allows most of its visitors to stay in the country for up to 90 days without any visa. These people will be issued a 90-day visitor visa upon their arrival in Japan, which means that they have to leave the country before the 90 days are over. In some cases, citizens from certain countries are issued the 90-day visitor visa when they arrive in Japan and additionally, they are allowed to extend their stay for another 90 days at an immigration office in Japan, which means that they do not have to leave Japan for this.
The countries that are allowed to extend their stay within Japan are: Austria, German, Ireland, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 

This means that, if you are a British citizen and want to visit Japan as a tourist, usually 90 days will be more than enough, if not, you still have the opportunity to extend your stay for another 90 days. However, if you need to stay in Japan for a longer period, you would need a Japanese visa.

Japanese Visa 

If you, as a British citizen, want to stay longer in Japan, you would need to apply for a Japan visa before you start your journey. In order to obtain the Japanese visa you need to apply for it in the office of the Japanese embassy. But before you start the procedure, you have to figure out what your purpose of the stay in Japan is since the required documents for each purpose is different. 

Long-term stay visas that you can apply for include: 

  • Work Stay Visa
  • Working Holiday Visa
  • Volunteer Visa
  • Spouse or Child of Japanese National Visa
  • Medical Stay Visa

Additionally, if you want to be able to work, study or live in Japan, you need to apply for a document that is called the Certificate of Eligibility. However, you cannot apply for it yourself, you need the help of a sponsor who is in Japan (that could be an employer, your spouse, the university etc.). They have to contact the local immigration office to apply for the Certificate of Eligibility on your behalf. 

What to bring to apply for a Japan Visa?

Depending on what kind of visa you want to apply for, you need to present the authorities with different documents. But generally, these are the documents that you will need for an application of the Japanese visa

  • a valid passport
  • the completed and signed visa application form that applies to your purpose of stay (this also includes a Japanese visa photo that you should attach on the visa application form itself!) 
  • the original Certificate of Eligibility 
  • and a photocopy of the Certificate of Eligibility

Depending on the kind of visa you are applying for you might also need a CV, a written outline of your intended activities, a written reason (for applying for a working holiday in Japan), brochure/prospectus of the volunteer organisation (in case of volunteer visa) etc.

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