Monthly Archives: May 2008

Spanish passport photos


A trip to Spain is like a dream come true.  With it's gorgeous countrysides, Mediterranean beaches, and its art, culture, and cuisine that go back for centuries, more and more people are heading to Spain to experience this great country.

When you're planning your trip, keep in mind these specific requirements for Spanish passport photos:

  • There must be two identical photos
  • The photos much each be 30mm x 40mm
  • The head must occupy 70% of the passport photo
  • Background must be white 

It is important to note that the Spanish passport photo requirements are different  compared to those for the rest of the EU, so you may have to have a new passport photo made if you have never been there before.

To create your own Spanish passport photo online, use our photo wizard


Passport photos to China


A trip to China is a big deal. 
If you’re going there, chances are pretty good that you’ve been planning
your trip for a while.  No doubt you are
looking forward to seeing family and friends that you’ve been away from for
years.  Or, perhaps you’re going to
explore and experience
China for the very first time.  That’s why you don’t want to risk any issues
from an improperly prepared passport.

Beginning in 2007, Chinese passports are now valid for 10 years from the date of issue.  If you're planning to visit China for the 2008 Olympic Games and are not a special guest, you want to consider beginning the process for updating and applying for your passport immediately to avoid any delay.

The passport photo for China has specific requirments that you must adhere to if you will have your passport approved:

  • Photo must be 48mm x 33mm
  • The head height must be 8mm – 33mm
  • The head width must be 21mm – 24mm
  • Background may be white or light blue

You can create your own passport photo using the photo wizard on