1220 Bison Ave Suite A-4 Newport Beach, CA. 92660 1(949) 644-6533
We take & print Canadian Passport Photos

Canadian passport photos can be made from a photo you take or with our mobile service and we will print it too the exact specification that your government will accept.

For a Canada Passport photo you will need to select Canadian Passport photo for the cost of $9.99 for 2 photos. See price list for quantity breaks. Canada requires 2 photos for it's passport and visa.

The Canadian Passport photo must have the name and address of the studio and date the picture was taken on the back of only one photo.

Testimonials from Canadian Passport photo customers

We just received my daughter\'s Canadian passport!! There was NO problem with the photo and we are thrilled. 
Passport Photo Now turned around the picture in no time and they were exactly what we needed. 
I have phoned the Canadian Consulate in Atlanta to let them now about this great service!!!
I encourage anyone else who has used this service to phone their closest consulate and let them know where Canadians can get their photos done here in the states!
Thank you SO much for providing this very necessary service. Fabulous!!!

Granite, NC

I'm a Canadian trying to renew my passport from the states.  The forms were easy enough to fill out but then the photo... CVS, Walmart, everyone does their passport photos 2x2 inches.  I couldn't get anyone to change their sizes for the Canadian passport.  Until I found this site!  I took the picture and sent it to your site, and in 3 days I have perfect passport photos, with perfect measurements.  I'm so impressed, you made my day!
Crestview, FL

After a frustrating day of searching for a local place to take a Canadian passport photo, I was fortunate to select PassportPhotonow.com online to process a photo for me.  They were prompt ( 3 days) , professional (made sure my photo met the requirements), and reasonable.  I highly recommend them!!!  
West Sacramento, CA


Very impressed with this service! As a Canadian living in the US, it is very difficult to find a photographer who can take a Canadian passport photo which meets the regulations and specifications required in Canada. This online service was very quick, easy, and convenient for getting a passport photo that will be accepted by the Canadian government. Moreover, it is very reasonably priced!

Graham Krahn
Riverside, CA


Bruce was wonderful to work with.I was going to renew my Canadian passport while on vacation in Ottawa but needed to bring official photos with me. Bruce was so helpful I have gained weight and I needed to send several photos via email because both my ears and chubby face were not too easy to get just right. Bruce kept me informed till we got the right one because if they refused the photo in Ottawa......I was very pleased the extra time he took to do the job right. P.s. I now have my new passport!!! Thanks Bruce your worth every penny!!

Mary Ann Murphy
Fountain Valley, CA

I ordered 3 sets of photos for my son' s Canadian passport. I wasn't sure if the photo that I sent to passportphotonow was good so I sent them an email to ask. Bruce called me the next day and sent me an email when the photos are done. The photos came in a couple of days. I'm very satisfied about their service and will order the passport photos for myself soon. Thanks!

Mary from Albany, NY

I am a Canadian living here in the US, and when it's time to renew my Canadian Passport, it's always a hassle finding a Photo Shop that can do Canadian Passport Pictures, no fault of the Photo Shops here in the States, because they are proficient at doing USA Passport Photos which are different than the ones needed for Canadian Passports; However, 'PASSPORT PHOTO NOW' makes it pain free and easy for myself and for that matter any Canadian living here in the States with the same problem in finding a shop that can do Canadian Passport Photos; and did I mention the fast service, I submitted my order on Tuesday and got the Photos on Friday; I will have no problem in recommending this service to any of my fellow Canadians that I know here in the States.
Thank you,
Belton, TX

Canadian Passport photos that meet the exact specifications!

Photo requirements for Canadian passports are substantially different from the US requirements. We take and print photos that will meet those requirements.

 Canadian passport photo requirements

 Canadian passport photo specifications:

  • Maximum size for a Canadian passport photo is 2¾" high by 2" wide. US passport photos are 2"x2"
  • The required dimension of the head in a Canadian passport photo is a little bigger than for the US.
  • The photographer (that's us) has to put their name and address on the back of 1 of the photos. We also must put the date that the picture is taken on the back of the photo. The image to the right is a sample of what we do on the back of our photos.
  • A guarantor has to certify that it's a true likeness of the applicant. We are not the guarantor.

Your Canadian Passport photos must be:

  • 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long).
  • In color or in black and white.
  • Taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash reflections.
  • Centered and taken straight on, with face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera.
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling).
  • Clear, sharp and in focus.
  • Taken in front of a plain white or light-colored background with a clear difference between your face and the background. Photos must reflect/represent natural skin tones.
  • Sized so the height of the face measures between 31 mm (1 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head).
  • Reflect your current appearance (taken within the last 12 months).
  • Original photos that are not digitally altered or taken from an existing photo.
  • Professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper (photos printed at home and photos printed on heavy weight paper are not acceptable).

Preparing for your Canadian Passport Photo

On the back of one photo

  • The photographer (that us) must put the name and address of the photographer or studio and the date the photo was taken must be provided directly on the back of one photo (see illustration to the left). The photographer may use a stamp or handwrite this information. Stick-on labels are unacceptable.
  • Your guarantor must clearly write on the back of one (1) photo: "I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant's name)" and sign his or her name (unless you are applying to renew a passport, as no guarantor is necessary for renewals).

Extra details

  • Glasses, including tinted prescription glasses, may be worn in photos as long as the eyes are clearly visible and there is no glare in the glasses. Sunglasses and red eyes are unacceptable.
  • There must be no reflection or glare on the face or glasses.
  • Hats and head coverings must not be worn, unless it is worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons. However, your full face must be clearly visible and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  • Your hair can be down.
  • Shadows are not acceptable. Lighting must be uniform to avoid shadows across the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.

Child photos

  • Child photos must follow the same rules indicated above.
  • Photos must show the child’s head and shoulders only. Parent’s or child’s hands must not appear in the photo.
  • Passport Canada recognizes the difficulty in obtaining a neutral expression of a newborn and will allow for some tolerance in this regard.
  • If applying for a one-time replacement passport for a child, you must include a photo that has been taken within one month of the date the application is submitted.


The guarantor has to be a person who has known the applicant for at least two years, and the guarantor also must meet these requirements:


1. Be a Canadian citizen residing in Canada and must be accessible to Passport Canada for verification. (If the applicant lives in the USA, see our note at the end of this section)

2. Have known you personally for at least two years

3. Be one of the following:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Geoscientist
  • Judge
  • Lawyer (member of a provincial bar association), notary in Quebec
  • Magistrate
  • Mayor
  • Medical doctor
  • Minister of religion authorized under provincial law to perform marriages
  • Notary public
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Police officer (municipal, provincial or RCMP)
  • Postmaster
  • Principal of a primary or secondary school
  • Professional accountant (APA, CA, CGA, CMA, PA, RPA)
  • Professional engineer (P.Eng., Eng. in Quebec)
  • Senior administrator in a community college (includes CEGEPs)
  • Senior administrator or teacher in a university
  • Veterinarian

(Note: Canadian citizens living in the US can have a guarantor who is a US citizen; here's a link to further information) http://www.ppt.gc.ca/cdn/index.aspx

We charge $9.99 for a set of 2 Canadian passport photos.


Examples Acceptable photos*

How to order your Canadian passport photos.

Passportphotonow.com has two options for getting your passport, visa, citizenship, immigration or any ID photo you need.

Option 1) You can upload your own photo you took with your digital camera at your home or office and we will size the photo for any passport, visa, citizenship, immigration or ID photo you need. Just follow the simple steps below and we will mail it back to you in the same day for free.

Option 2) Passportphotonow.com has a MOBILE photo service that will come to your office or home to take your photo and then we will mail it back to you. Call today to make an appointment or for more details 949-644-6533. Remember every country has different photo requirements for all their photos so please make sure you order your photos for the right country.

If you have any questions please contact us at Phone 949-644-6533 or email us at info@passportphotonow.com

Did you know that bad photographs are the most common reason for the rejection of passport applications? Get your photos done right the first time. We guarantee if you supply us with a good photo we will size and print your photo correct the first time. If we have a problem with the photo you supplied us we will contact you via email and ask for a new photo, so you have nothing to lose.

Page last Updated 8-4-13

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