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Testimonials for Canadian

Citizenship photos

Page last updated 3/25/2020

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Service is phenomenal! I ordered at halftime during Super Bowl. My order arrived by Thursday of that week. The photos were high quality and well done.

 Ronald Santos
Forest Hill
MD-Maryland, 21050
Citizenship Photo

Super fast service and printed to match specifications perfectly! Very impressive quality. I will definitely use them again.

 Mark Handley
Tower Lakes
IL-Illinois, 60010
Citizenship Photo

I did Canadian Citizenship photos and US passport photos for my two kids, one a toddler, the other a newborn. Obviously difficult to get the right picture for the latter. Sent the photos to PassportPhotoNow and got an answer back within a few hours saying what I needed to change to be compliant for both photo types. We went back and forth a couple of times with almost immediate feedback (it was a Friday night after 9pm!). Very painless process. Photos arrived in a timely manner. We submitted our applications without any difficulties! Great company . . . I've already recommended it to family members! Thank you!!

MA-Massachusetts, 2445
Citizenship Photo

I was surprised and a bit dismayed to see that the Canadian Immigration authorities have VERY strict photo requirements (different than other countries) and that at least in the US, it was virtually impossible to find a vendor who could provide the needed photos with the right specs. I found PassportPhotoNow on line, read the previous testimonials and started the Process. Bruce Hallstrom was extremely helpful, careful to ensure that the photo style (expression, lighting, size, etc) was usable for the Canadians; and extremely patient in explaining how to get a >1MB photo uploaded from my iPhone. His serial responses to my questions were always "same day" if not same hour. Photos arrived within a few days of completing the process and the cost was surprisingly less that I would have had to pay even for a 'big box' type operation in the US (had they even been able to deliver the goods). Now it is up to the Canadian authorities! Thanks Bruce -- a great service and highly recommended.

 Stephen Reingold
CT-Connecticut, 6068
Citizenship Photo

I was needing citizenship photos for Canada, but having no luck finding a company who could meet their stringent photo requirements. We went to Walgreen's, who said they could do it, only to find out the photos were too small. I called all around town. In desperation, I found this online company. It seemed too easy and good to be true. But I was pleasantly surprised. The instructions were easy to follow and the price incredibly reasonable. And I got the photos in 5 days! If you need Canadian citizenship photos, this is the place. Fast, reasonable, and professional services, and no running around town. Thanks, Bruce Hallstrom!

HI-Hawaii, 96814
Citizenship Photo

The link to “how to take your picture” was very helpful in getting the photo just right for our application. Bruce Service was quick and professional. Thanks!

 Richard Sullivan
CA-California, 95678
Citizenship Photo

Appreciated Bruce's thoroughness and responsiveness. I've used PassportPhotoNow several times in the past few years, and the service never disappoints. Such a great way to make sure images meet government specifications! Gives me one less thing to worry about when completing an application.

 Rachel R
MA-Massachusetts, 2124
Citizenship Photo

Great service. Worked with me to make sure the photos were acceptable. Will use this service in the future

 Paul Handleman
San Rafael
CA-California, 94903
Citizenship Photo

I am very pleased with the prompt and excellent service provided by PassportNow. When applying for passports, proof of citizenship, etc., it is vitally important to have a provider who is knowledgeable and is attentive to detail. Photos that are not to specification can negate and/or delay important paperwork. And this service is so easy to use! I would recommend this service to anyone. 

 Mary Scholtens
Mt. Pleasant
SC-South Carolina, 29464
Citizenship Photo

Canadian Citizenship Photos

Canadian Citizenship photos can be made from a picture you take with your camera by using our online service or with our mobile passport photo service. We will print them too the exact specification that your government will accept.



Two (2) identical photographs must be submitted,  They should be 50mm x 70mm in Width and Height.  They should show a close up of your face and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up between 45% - 51% of the face or 31mm to 36mmfrom the chin to the crown of the head. The photo must clearly show the person's facial features in a straight forward position from the tip of the chin to the crown of the head as well as the left and right sides of the face.  In the case of voluminous hair, it must be ensured that the head (including the hairstyle) is fully depicted without reducing the size of the face, if possible.  The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old, to ensure an up to date likeness. 
 BackgroundThe background should be white.  The background should not have any pattern. The photo should show only the person to be photographed (no other persons or objects in the photo). No shadows must be shown on the background.



You need to take the photo with a neutral expression with your mouth closed, not laughing, smiling, frowning and not showing your teeth. With both eyes open, contrived expressions such as raised eyebrows or squinting are not acceptable.
 Head Position The head of the person photographed should be neither at an angle nor turned (portrait style).  Your head must be square to the camera; your face can not be slightly rotated and or tilted. Your face and eyes must be straight towards the camera so we can see an equal amount of each ear and cheek.
 Eyes & Line of  sightThe person in the photo must look directly into the camera. The eyes must be open and dearly visible and may not be covered by hair or spectacle frames.  The camera lens must be at the eye level of the person being photographed , not from above or below
The face must be evenly illuminated by the flash on the camera. Reflections or shadows on the face as well as red eyes must be avoided.  
 Photo Quality
The photo should be printed on high-quality paper with a print resolution of at least 600 dpi (especially when taken with a digital camera). The photo must be neutral in color and skin tones should appear natural. The photo should have no creases or impurities . Photograph cannot be manipulated, for example, by removing spots or softening lines.  Photos must be in color.
 Wearing  GlassesPlease take off your glasses; it will guarantee your photo passing. If you must wear your glasses there cannot be any glare anywhere on the glass and the frame cannot cover any part of your eyes. The eyes must be clearly recognizable (reflections from glasses, tinted glasses or sunglasses are not permitted). 
 Head wearGenerally speaking, head wear is not permitted. Exceptions are possible, especially for religious reasons. In such cases, the face must be visible from the lower tip of the chin to the forehead. No shadows should be visible on the face.

The face must be sharply focused in all areas, rich in contrast and clear. 

 Back of Photo

Provide the name of the photographer or the studio, the studio address and the date the photos were taken on the back of both the photos.

Infants or very small children who are unable to support themselves should be photographed

lying down from above.  Hands, arms, etc. used to support the child should not be visible.

Canadian Citizenship photo specifications  & requirements

We print photos for Canadian Citizenship Pictures

only $9.99

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.

We have been specializing in CanadianCitizenship photos since 1989.  We will print your passport photos with the precise measurements needed and print them on the correct paper to guarantee their acceptance. Most Passport photo requirements are different for each country and some are very hard to make correctly to pass the strict passport photo requirement rules.  Let us do it right the first time so you don’t have to go through the Disappointment of a returned Canadian Citizenship application due to poor photos.  With our long time knowledge and attention to detail we GUARANTEE their acceptance or we will do it again for free. You can upload your photos to us online here ORDER NOW.

This is a non-government site and whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct and up to date, there may be changes which we are not aware of.  You should confirm details or any concerns with a Canadian Consulate or Embassy Office.

If you have or know of newer information about Canadian Citizenship or ID photo requirements that is different than the specifications you see on this page, please let us know and we will review and include your helpful information in our next updated of this page.  

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