33x48mm? Really?

Okay, I get it. The US just can’t bring itself to see the wisdom in converting to the metric system. And metrics are easy – round numbers in lots of 10! And every country on the planet outside of the US, Burma, and Liberia, all measure their passport photos in millimeters. Most are 35x45mm (Britain, France, Germany, Spain), Canada is the largest at 50x70mm, India the smallest at 35x35mm, and a few odd sizes like Greece and Egypt weigh in at 40x60mm, but the most “odd size of all award” goes to the Chinese Visa, requiring a 33x48mm image.


I mean, that’s not even a round number! It might as well be measured in INCHES (which would be 1.3″x1.89″, whatever the heck that is). Point is, there is no automatic passport cutter made for that size, it must be cut by hand and it must be cut to the millimeter – something only a person with mad skillz on a paper cutter should ever attempt.

Fortunately for you, Newsome’s Studio has spent three decades mastering the art of cutting passport photos with a paper cutter, and consistently nails the Chinese Visa measurements of 33x48mm with the confidence and skill set of a Japanese¬†Teppanyaki chef – and those guys are AMAZING.

Now, when you begin planning your trip to see Beijing, the Great Wall, or Hong Kong, call Newsome’s Studio first. Get your Chinese Visa photo in less than 10 minutes. Located at 10012 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Suite 219, Tampa, FL 33618 (in Cypress Point Office Park at the corner of Linebaugh Ave and N Dale Mabry Hwy, behind Starbucks).

Appointments are highly encouraged, so call 813-968-2810.

Happy Travels!