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Testimonials for Canadian

Citizenship photos

Page last updated 10/20/2021

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I got the photos back within a week or ordering and they were excellent! No problems with getting my Canadian passport; thanks for the help.

 Greg Romaniuk
WA-Washington, 99352
Citizenship Photo

Bruce was great to work with and very thorough. We are incredibly happy with the results. Thanks!

 Christopher H.
CT-Connecticut, 6248
Citizenship Photo

This is the second time I used this site. Both times were incredibly fast - completion within hours, and arrived in mail within a couple of days. High quality and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend to anyone needing pictures for any purpose. Thank you so much.

CO-Colorado, 80550
Citizenship Photo

Terrific service! My local passport photo locations could not accommodate my needs for Canadian citizenship photos so I found this service. This is so much easier! I will do our US photos with them next time too! It is simple to take the photo, send it off and they do the rest. They emailed me right away to confirm they received the photos and that they checked to make sure it would work. They matched the specifications exactly. Also I received the photos in just a few days and I am across the country and the pandemic is still happening. Very pleased with the excellent service!

 Michelle Porraro
NJ-New Jersey, 8876
Citizenship Photo

So far, so good! I uploaded pic's first thing on Monday morning and they were shipped out the same day. Instructions that Canada needed were followed to the letter (info on back of photo). I have mailed them off so hopefully they fit the need for my Citizenship application.

 Monique Pelletier
MA-Massachusetts, 1860
Citizenship Photo

This service was great! The person helping was quick to respond to emails and was very clear on the mistakes I needed to correct for my Canadian Citizenship photos.

 Aimee Verloop
CA-California, 92591
Citizenship Photo

Very good, professional and courteous service

 Mohammed Tarrabain
IN-Indiana, 46043
Citizenship Photo

I have nothing but good things to say about this company, PassportPhotoNow. We needed a citizenship photo done for my husbands Canadian Citizenship application, but we live in the United States. Walmart and places like it can only provide photos for U.S. passports which are a different size than what is required for Canadian passports etc. I found PassportPhotoNow online, it was real easy to take a photo with my cell phone and email it for processing. Bruce Hallstrom contacted me right away to let me know of the adjustments I needed to make to my sent photos. I retook them, sent them and he actually mailed them directly to Canada for me. They were received in Canada very quickly. It was so easy. I will definitely use PassportPhotoNow again in the future. Awesome service! -Betty Ann Rhea

 Betty Ann Rhea
VA-Virginia, 24266
Citizenship Photo


They fixed my mistake a within minutes!! Great service, i will back using this service again!!! Thanks

 Matthew Paulus
MI-Michigan, 48040

Citizenship Photo

Passport Photo Now is absolutely first rate! All aspects of the service were fantastic, from the clarity and ease of use of their website and the communication regarding the order, to the quality of the photos and the timeliness and professionalism of delivery. Couldn't be happier or recommend Bruce and his team more highly. Should I need similar services in the future I wouldn't bother going anywhere else! Sincerely, Ian Blackman

 Ian Blackman
Cold Spring
NY-New York, 10516
Citizenship Photo

Service is AMAZING! Im aways a little skeptical about anything online and cant lie was not sure what I was going to get but figured it was worth a shot for the price and was the cheapest option I could find! Especially the circumstances of everything right now and living in the states you cant find many people whom are willing to do this service. let me tell you.... THE SERVICE WAS AMAZING! Bruce communicated with me the whole time and sent update emails which just puts you at ease! Pictures turned out perfect and exactly what I needed! Recommend this 100% you wont be disappointed! Thank you Bruce!

 Tess H
OH-Ohio, 44001
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

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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