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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

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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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Testimonials for Canadian

Citizenship photos

Page last updated 8/04/2016


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

Fantastic service - very quick turnaround and was acceptable to the Canadian citizenship office for my kids' certificate. Initially, my pictures were not of adequate quality and so I got very prompt email which helped me take a better photo. Very much appreciate the service and quick turnaround.

 Syed Hasan
Saint Charles
IL-Illinois, 60175
Citizenship Photo

Wow! What a phenomenal service! I would have spent 4 times as much money having to find a specialty foreign passport photo shop, hauling my 4 month old with me, to get this same service. It was fast and totally efficient. Thank you SO much!! :) Ashley 

 Ashley Moncrief
UT-Utah, 84010
Citizenship Photo

I ordered photos for my Canadian citizenship application and was very pleased with this service. Bruce was very responsive and helped me fix my photo so that it would be acceptable for my application. I would highly recommend Bruce and would be happy to use this service in the future. 

HI-Hawaii, 96822
Citizenship Photo

I needed a rush put on some photos for Canadian Citizenship for my children - who knew that there was NOBODY local to me in NJ that could do this??? After a quick search on the internet, I found this site, and VERY thankful that I did!! I had questions, so I called, and the person got right back to me, assured me that the site was secure, and basically held my hand throughout the entire process! I needed another round for other documentation, and Bruce was FANTASTIC!! The first photos I took were not suitable, and instead of waiting for 3 weeks to go by, they immediately notified me that the pictures needed to be taken again. Long story short, this company is GREAT, and I would HIGHLY recommend them. Also please know that I am very busy in life in general and NEVER take the time to write reviews unless somebody has been AWESOME, which this company has!!!!!

 James Varaklis
NJ-New Jersey, 8833
Citizenship Photo