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If you’re applying for a Japanese visa, you will need a suitable Japanese visa photo to go with your application. At Reload Internet, we can capture, print and cut your Japanese visa photo instantly, with no appointment needed. Just stop by our store in Paddington, which is open 7 days a week, and a member of our experienced team of staff will be happy to assist you. 

We open early in the morning, and close late at night so you can come and visit us to obtain your Japanese visa photo at a time that suits you! Our store is located on the same street as Paddington tube and train stations, making us easily accessible for people from every area in and around London!

All of our photographs come with a 100% guarantee to be accepted at your chosen Embassy, and we aim to have them ready within 10 minutes of your arrival at our store! We know that the process for applying for a Japanese visa is time consuming and stressful, so we do our best here at Reload Internet to ensure that your are confident that your application will pass without issue.

When you get your Japanese visa photo from Reload Internet, we will provide you with an unbeatable service. We will capture your image using the latest camera technology, using the correct background and lighting as specified in the Japanese Embassy’s guidelines in regards to Japanese visa photos. After capturing your image, we will check with you to make sure that you are happy with the outcome. Once we have confirmed that you are satisfied, we will cross-check your image with the official guidelines to ensure that it will pass with your application first time!

Finally, we will print out a set of high quality photographs for you using embassy-approved digital photo printers and cut them to the exact size required for your application. This is why we have such an outstanding customer service record, our service cannot be beaten. if you are looking to get your Japanese Passport Photo taken please click on the link.

Your Japanese visa photo must meet all of the requirements listed below, otherwise your application will be rejected when you attempt to submit it to the Japanese embassy due to a photo error, which could cost you excessive amounts of time and money. Visit Reload Internet in Paddington, London, to get your Japanese visa photo done correctly the first time round!

Japanese Visa Photo specifications:

  • Your photograph must measure 4.5cm x 4.5cm, with 60-80% of the photograph being covered by the applicant’s face. This means that when printed, the length from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead must be between 27-36mm.

Japanese visa photo

  • Your photograph must feature a white background, without any marks or shadows visible on the applicant nor the backdrop
  • Your photograph must have been taken within the 6 months prior to your application being submitted
  • You must adopt a neutral expression when the photograph is being taken. Both eyes must be open and looking straight into the camera lens, as well as your mouth being closed
  • Your head must be square and straight to the camera, with the camera lens at eye level when the photograph is captured
  • Headwear is prohibited, exceptions can be made for religious, cultural or medical reasons. Even under these circumstances, the applicant’s full facial features must be clearly visible from the bottom of their chin to the top of their forehead
  • If you happen to wear glasses, we recommend removing them to ensure that your photograph will pass. Reflections from the lenses, as well as the frames obscuring the applicant’s features, are very common reasons for photograph failure
  • Your photographs must be printed on high-quality photo paper with a minimum DPI of 600

Your Japan visa photo must meet all of the requirements listed above, otherwise it will be rejected when you try and submit it with your application to the Japanese Embassy.

All of our specifications are taken from the Embassy of Japans passport and visa photo guidelines, which can be found here,


Japanese Passport Photo in London available here