The Chinese embassy in Australia publishes a very strict set of guidelines regarding acceptable passport photos. They vary subtly but distinctly from the rules for regular passport photos in Australia: for example, the photo must be 33x48mm (vs min. 35x45mm), height of head must be 28-33mm (vs 32-36 mm), etc.

In practice, are regular 35x45mm Australian passport photos accepted? Or do I really need to go get a separate set just for this?

  • As one data point I've used cheap-o Costco passport photos at the Toronto one a couple of times without problems. May 3, 2018 at 12:13
  • don't be fooled by the title of the dupe - question, answers, comments are all primarily about how close you have to be to the guidelines. May 3, 2018 at 12:25
  • @KateGregory My question is a very specific subset though: are 45x35mm photos close enough or not? May 3, 2018 at 21:16


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