As of June 1, 2019, the National Immigration Administration will adopt a new version of the foreigner visa certificate, where a printed colour photo of the holder shall be added onto the foreigner's visa and residence permit. Requirements and specifications of the colour photo are made in detailed and strict regulation. To enhance the possibility of successful acceptance of the photos to be reviewed, to facilitate students’ voluntary arrangement on time and location of the certificate photo shooting, to save the time waiting at the Entry and Exit Hall, as well as to improve the speed in certificate handling, it is recommended that students go to the Certificate Photo Social Collection and Testing Service Platform Administered by the Entry and Exit Bureau of Public Security Department, which refers to photo studios registered in “E-Photo" for portrait collection. After portrait collection is completed, you can take with the “receipt” with a barcode to apply for a foreigner visa certificate.
The website address for the Platform referred above is HTTP:/bj.e-photo.cn. Students can go to any authorized photo studio for photo shooting. Given that photographs taken at unregistered photo studios may result in failure of acceptance of a visa application, all adverse consequences arising therefrom shall be borne by the students themselves.
Tips: The photo studio closest to Beijing Foreign Studies University is “MixPhoto”, whose specific location has been provided as below.
It is hereby noted. We hope that the students are well informed and understood.
1. Turn left after getting out of the west school gate, go straight for 300 meters, then you will see MixPhoto (see below map).
2. Tell the staff in the company that you want a photo for visa and request a receipt.
Photo Receipt Sample:
Please note that both a receipt and a photo shall be submitted at the same time when the application for a visa.