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Testimonials for Canadian

Citizenship photos

Page last updated 11/15/2023

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I am incredibly pleased with the exceptional service I received from Passport Photo Now while processing my son's Canadian Citizenship Certificate Application. After struggling to find accurate specifications for the application's photo requirements, I reached out to numerous sources without success. However, upon discovering Passport Photo Now, everything fell into place smoothly. The straightforward steps guided me seamlessly through the process. I submitted the photo, and to my amazement, each stage was met with swift and informative responses. What truly stood out was the speed at which my son's photo was processed – within the same day! The following day, it was promptly mailed out, and to my delight, arrived in my hands within 2 to 3 days. This level of efficiency, professionalism, and commitment to urgency is truly commendable. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Bruce for his remarkable service. Thanks to him, my son's journey towards obtaining his Canadian Citizenship Certificate has been made remarkably smoother. Passport Photo Now will definitely be my go too!

CA-California, 92596
Citizenship Photo

Exceptional service! Would recommend PassportPhotoNow to everyone! Received my photos within days of sending in my request, and they were perfect! So much simpler than trying to figure out the requirements for citizenship photos myself. As a mom with limited time, I can't thank you enough for the timely, quality service.

 Elise Monell
CA-California, 93277
Citizenship Photo

Really great service! Good communication throughout, got my photos within quoted time to Alaska, which can be hard to do. Will definitely use Bruce services again in the future.

 Jeffrey Hedges
AK-Alaska, 99824
Citizenship Photo

Had a great experience ordering Canadian citizenship photos (after striking out with another online ordering company). Bruce carefully reviewed our photos, suggested changes and responded immediately. We had our photos in less than a week and have already sent them off. Thank you!

 Mira Olson
Merion Station
PA-Pennsylvania, 19066
Citizenship Photo

The process was explained to me very effectively, Bruce was communicative throughout, and they got me the digital photo same day, and I received the hard copy photo in the mail the day after. Super quick service! Thanks so much. I definitely recommend this place.

 Anna Ross
Garden Grove
CA-California, 92844
Citizenship Photo

Bruce did an amazing job with our immigration pictures. He sent comments and suggestions back to us until they were just right, and he was so fast. We will use him again!

 Janelle Herren
MA-Massachusetts, 1519
Citizenship Photo

What a great service! Bruce responded almost immediately to let us know that the photos we'd submitted (for Canadian citizenship cards) were not quite perfect, and after three more rounds of submissions we finally had ones that would be acceptable. He provided personal attention far beyond what we'd expected. It will be many months until we hear back from the Canadian government, but I couldn't be happier with the service we got from Passport Photo Now.

 Jordan Price
Saint Inigoes
MD-Maryland, 20684
Citizenship Photo

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

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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