Monthly Archives: January 2012

Japan Alien Registration Photo Specifications

Under Japan law, any foreigner planned to stay in Japan for more than 90 days need to apply for alien registration. After registration, you will get a  alien registration card, which you need to carry the alien registration card at all times.
To apply the alien registration card you need to prepare following documents:
1. two identical  Japan alien registration photo (see below for specifications)
2. application form (available at municipal office)
3. passport

 Japan Alien Registration Photo Specifications:
1. the size of Japan alien registration photo is 45 mm high x 35 mm wide.
2. must be taken within the last 6 months.
3. the height of head must be between 25 mm and 31 mm.
4. showing a full frontal view of the shoulders and head.
5. should be taken with a blank background.
6. photo with hat or sunglasses is unaccepted.

To meet the specifications of Japan alien registration photo , you could use this passport photo software to make your own Japan Alien Registration Photo

Japan Visa Photo Specifications

Japan Visa Photo Specifications:
 

1.  the photo size of japan visa photo is 4.5cm x 4.5 cm
2.  biometric requirements:  the height of head must be between 2.9cm and 3.4 cm
3.  photos should taken within six months.
4.  white background is required.
5.  the person’s expression should be neutral, showing teeth is unaccepted.
6.  the face should be positioned in the middle of the photo.

To meet the specifications , you may use this Visa photo software to make your japan visa photo.

How to apply Japan Visa:
To apply Japan Visa, you need to prepare following documents:
1. your passport
2. two visa photos
3. two visa application forms
4. documents certifying the purpose of the visit
5. A copy of a certificate of admission from the educational institution where the person concerned intends to study.
6. documents certifying that the person concerned can defray all expenses incurred during the stay in Japan.

Time required to issue the visa: about 5 working days.
Additional information: Visa Application Form to Enter Japan PDF file: Click Here To Download Visa Application Form to Enter Japan

 

Japanese Passport Photo Specifications

To apply/renewal a Japanese Passport Photo, you need to provide following materials:
1.Application form
2.Family registry,
3.Valid passport photo(taken within 6 months).
4.Green Card (for Permanent Residents) / Valid Foreign Passport or Birth Certificate (for Dual Citizens)
5.Proof of Current Residence (Driver License, Checkbook, Mail addressed to applicant)
6.Current Passport (even if expired)(for Renewal)
Japanese Passport Photo Specifications:
1.The Size of photo is 4.5 cm high, 3.5 cm wide.
2.The height of head(from bottom of chin to the top of the crown) must be between 3.2cm and 3.6 cm (1 1/4 – 1 3/8 inches).
3.Make sure the distance from the top of the crown to the top of the photo is between 0.2 and 0.6 cm.
4.Should be facing forward with a white or off white background .
5.School picture, photo with shadows, photo with hats, masks, sunglasses or blurred photo is unaccepted.

To meet the requirement , you can use this passport photo software to make your Japanese Passport Photo

ID Photo Maker Team announces ID Photo Maker 3.2 Build 1118, affordable software for passport photo and visa photo making

ID Photo Maker Team has released ID Photo Maker 3.2 Build 1118, affordable and easy to use photo id making software for Microsoft Windows. This professional, but affordable passport photo software allows anyone makes passport photo, visa photo in minutes.

The new version of the software added following features:
1. Supports new models of Canon EOS Camera: 60D/600D/1100D for camera liveview shooting.
2. 4R paper support.

With its included variety of ID photo styles, output templates, professional but easy to use cropping feature, step-by-step user interfaces, comprehensive help-files and instant prompt hint. you will be able to make passport photos or visa photos without any expertise.

For professtional prographer, with it included Digital Camera Control Feature, you will be able to connect your digital camera(Canon EOS series) to your PC (using USB cable for connection) to take photos with camera directly on software. It is very useful for photographer who wised to handle a mass numbers of passport photos in a easy way.

Supported Digital Cameras for liveview shooting:
Canon EOS 60D/Rebel T2i, Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, Canon EOS-1D Mark III, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, Canon EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, Canon EOS 30D, Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi
(if your camera not on the list, don’t worry, you can use the ‘Add Photo from file’ feature for photo importing)​

Main Features:
Standard ID photo style: 
Built-in variety of ID photo styles are set in accordance with the standard . 
Professional and easy to use cropping feature: 
The cropping feature are set in accordance with the ISO/IEC standard that enables you to make your passport photos, visa photos in minutes.
Powerful image processing features:
Built-in various image processing features, supports brightness adjustment, grayscale, change backcolor, gamma adjustment, contrast adjustment etc.  
Output templates and powerful layout features: 
Built-in A6, 3R and 4R paper output templates. Supports multi-size and multi-photo mixing layout feature which can helps you to save your papers. Supports manual layout, auto layout and batch layout features, which helps you layout and output your passport photos easily. 
Digital Camera Control:
With its built-in Digital Camera Control feature (supports Canon EOS series) that lets you to connect digital camera to your PC (use USB cable for connection) to take photos from camera directly on software.​

Although ID Photo Maker is professional passport photo making software but providing a affordable pricing system: a low-cost pay-as-you-go plan for general consumers and a single user full license option for professional photographer are available. Learn more information about pricing, please visit: http://www.idphotomaker.com/purchase.htm
 Learn more about product information and download the free trial, please visit: http://www.idphotomaker.com/

What is a biometric passport photo?

To understand what is biometric passport photo, we need to know what is biometric passport first: A biometric passport is a combined paper and e-passport that contains biometric data that can be used to authenticate the identity of travelers, it use smart card technology.That mean it will have a chip place inside the passport The chip contains information about the holder’s face – such as the distances between eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

As the biometric passport uses your passport photo to generate the biometric data. It need you to provide the photos that follow with the standards( ISO/IEC-standard 19794-5 ) and the government’s requirement. Follow those guideline will help you to provide suitable passport photos so that your application won’t be delayed.

Sample:
In here, we list a UK and a US passport photo standard as a sample, just to let you know what is the standard looks like.

UK passport photo specifications:
The passport photo size of United Kingdom is 45 mm high x 35 mm wide.  the height of head  must between 29 mm and 34 mm.
The background colour of UK passport photo must be plain cream or plain light grey.

US passport photo specifications:
The passport photo size of United States is 2 x 2 inches(5.08 x 5.08 cm) , the height of head must between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm). the photo also need included the top of the hair and shoulders.
The background of passport photo must be plain white or off-white.

How to Create Passport Photo, Visa Photo and Photo Identification With Digital Camera and ID Photo Maker

ID Photo Maker is a powerful and easy to use standard ID photos, passport photos, visa photos and photo identification making software. With ID Photo Maker, you will be able to make passport photo in minutes without any particular skills, and what you need to do is follow the software prompts to make your passport photos.

The new version of ID Photo Maker already built-in a very useful feature for professional photographers or the users which bought a Canon EOS camera: Digital Camera Control Feature. The Digital Camera Control Feature allows you to connect digital camera (Canon EOS series) to your PC with the USB cable, and take photos from camera directly on software. Just need a few step, you can a easily handle a mass numbers of passport photos.

Here’s how to:
1. Download ID Photo Maker from http://www.idphotomaker.com/
2. Install ID Photo Maker and launch the software(after you installed the software, you will see a shortcut icon displayed on desktop, double click it, and then you will see the main window of ID Photo Maker showup)
3.  In the main window, Click on ‘Add Picture’ button, and then select “Digital Camera”
4. You will see the Liveview capture area in middle of the window. Click “Shooting” button. You will get a photo instantly from your digital camera.(The feature also supports the auto focus function)
5. Follows the software prompts to crop the photo to correct passport photo size.
6. Adjust the photo with photo adjustment feature as you wish.
7. Layout the photo automatically with auto layout feature.
8. ​Print it out or save it as jpg files.

The liveview shooting feature supports following digital cameras(Compatibility List):
Canon EOS 60D/Rebel T2i, Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, Canon EOS-1D Mark III, Canon EOS 40D, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, Canon EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 50D, Canon EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon EOS 20D, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, Canon EOS 350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EOS 5D, Canon EOS-1D Mark II N, Canon EOS 30D, Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi

(if your camera not on the list, don’t worry, you can use the ‘Add Photo from file’ feature for photo importing)

Although ID Photo Maker is a such powerful passport photo software but also providing a affordable pricing system: a low-cost cost-per-output option for general consumers, and a single user full license option for professional users are also available. Learn more information about pricing, visit: http://www.idphotomaker.com/purchase.htm
Learn more about product information and download trial version, visit: http://www.idphotomaker.com/

UK Passport Photo Specifications


Passport photo is a vital part of your passport application, this article will let you know how to make your own passport photo of United Kingdom.

Size:
The passport photo size of United Kingdom is 45 mm high x 35 mm wide.  the height of head  must be between 29 mm and 34 mm.

Background:
The background colour of UK passport photo must be plain cream or plain light grey.

Wearing:
Sunglasses or tinted glasses is unacceptable and no hair across your eyes, but the normally wear prescription glasses may be worn for your passport photo.
​(babies should not have toys or a dummy, and should not be other people in the photo)

Face, Lighting, Red-eye and Shadows:
​Show your full head, looking straight at the camera, with nothing covering your face and taken in a well-lit environment. shadows can not cover the face and do not show you with red-eye.

Expression:
the expression should be neutral, the mouth should be remain closed  and smile is omitted.

Timing:
The passport photo should be taken within the last month.

Other:
First of all the passport photo must be identical, and printed on high quality photo paper and it have to be in colour(not black and white). torn, creased, or marked is unacceptable. can not have any writing on the front or back of the passport photo.

U.S. Passport Photo Specifications

To make your own passport photo, there have some several things you need to know. this article will show you how to make your own U.S. passport photo.

Size:
The passport photo size of United States is 2 x 2 inches(5.08 x 5.08 cm) , but you may also need to make sure  the height of head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin of the portrait to the top of the head. the photo also need included the top of the hair and shoulders.

Background:
The background of passport photo must be plain white or off-white.

Software:
In the market, already have some passport photo software product can help you to make passport photo more easier. in here we recommended ID Photo Maker. a easy to use and low-cost software for passport photo making. You can download ID Photo Maker from this website http://www.idphotomaker.com/

Wearing:
Uniforms should not be worn in the passport photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily. hat or any head covering, headphones, wireless hands-free devices(or other similar items), dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses is NOT acceptable. but the normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.

Face, Lighting and Shadows:
The photo should be taken in full-face view, facing the camera and need to be taken in a well-lit environment, shadows can not cover the face of the portrait. the expression of the photo should be neutral, smile is omitted and the mouth should be remain closed. In addition to the lighting of the passport photo, the contrast should be normal, Most of the default camera settings should fine.

Other requirements:
The photo must be in color and printed on high quality photo paper.

You may also visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of U.S. for more infomation about the standard: http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html