As if passport photos are not horrible enough

photo studio

At the photo studio last night.

Me: Passport size ID photo, please.

Lady: Which passport?

* Apparently, the size, focus, position of face and background color differs from country to country.

Me: Japanese passport.

Lady: (puzzled looks and studied me closely) You mean, visa? Japanese visa?


Lady: Madam, passport and visa are two different things…

*cue horror music*

I imagine having to deal with this every time I renew my passport. Thankfully, it’s only every ten years!

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