Nice service. They do exactly as they say, are helpful along the way and they get the photos to you quickly. Will use them again as needed. 

 H Alexander
NH-New Hampshire, 3840
Passport Photo

What an easy process! I needed a passport photo for my wife's Canadian passport. They are known to be very particular on the photos submitted which have different requirements from US passports. Most passport photo providers can only take US photos. So, I set up a white photo backdrop and took pictures of my wife with my Canon 50D digital SLR camera and sent the selected digital image to PassportPhotoNow.com. That was yesterday. Today I received the photos in the mail (I am local in Orange County, CA). They look great and I'm sure they will be accepted by the Canadian authorities. This is a great service, fast and reasonably priced.

 Mary Sapp
Mission Viejo
CA-California, 92692
Passport Photo

Service is the very best and makes it easy to get your Canadian passport photos here in the United States, not always easily done. Passport photo now makes it simple. I completely recommend it

 steven penny
blue grass
IA-Iowa, 52726
Passport Renewal photo

I have been waiting for my results to see if my pictures were good enough to be accepted for my renewed passport. My picture was good and I received my passport. Definitely would say I'm happy with this order and recommend it to all needing a legit passport photo. 

 Aaron Walsh
FL-Florida, 32348
Passport Renewal photo

I am delighted with the service!! It is very difficult to get an acceptable photo for the renewal of a Canadian passport, but using this service I was able to get my photo accepted the first time I submitted my application. After the nightmare I endured the last time I renewed, I found this to be dead easy. Thanks, Bruce.

 Sharon Brown
TX-Texas, 77546
Passport Photo

Bruce made getting a passport photo so easy and quick! I was having trouble finding a place that could do the Canadian size passport photos, but once I found this site it was smooth sailing! Already got my passport back with no issues :). Definitely recommend. Thanks Bruce!

 Amanda H.
IN-Indiana, 46342
Passport Renewal photo

I live in a rural location, so it is difficult to get the proper sized Canadian photos locally. Very clear process to submit photos, communication and service were outstanding. I received an email response on a Saturday! I received the photos quickly and they met all the size and other requirements. I have my new passport and there were no problems with the photos. Excellent service, very helpful and low stress, I highly recommend--thank you!

MN-Minnesota, 56267
Passport Renewal photo

Excellent service. Instructions clear. Turn around fast. Passport photo accepted first try. Bruce provided additional input along with options for me to consider before proceeding which was much appreciated and the sign of a very well run business. Many of the outlet studios here either no longer offer this service or are not always reliable. Bruce & his organization handled my requirements extremely well. I will definitely use his service for any future needs. 

 David Markham
AZ-Arizona, 86303
Passport Renewal photo

I was worried that my photos would not be accepted after being warned by Passport Photo Now that the rules in Canada had become even more stringent re: photos. However, I decided to take the chance, choosing the option of having the address handwritten on the back of the photo. My photos were accepted without question and I received my new Canadian passport without incident. This service is simply invaluable for foreign nationals needing to get differently sized passport pictures taken within the US. I am not sure what I would have not done without Passport Photo Now. Thanks so much!!

MS-Mississippi, 38655
Passport Photo

As a follow-up to our use of this service last month, the Canadian passports were returned promptly with no problems about the photos.

MO-Missouri, 63049
Passport Renewal photo

I live in Las Vegas, went to a place at the other end of town 3 times towing my wife a 3 kids to have our pictures taken and each time was told to come back because the passport machine was down. Not only were they asking for $35 per picture but the waist of time gas and to get all of us together at the same time, was terrible. I send this company my picture to try, and I got it back in 3 days no extra charge, sent it to Canada and my passport just came in less that 3 weeks!!! As a Canadian I strongly recomment this company. Thanks!

NV-Nevada, 89014
Passport Renewal photo

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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 Canadian passport 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 passport 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.

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If you have or know of newer information about Canadian Passport, Visa, Citizenship, Permanent Residents 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.  ​Click here to send us updated information►

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Page last updated 2/15/2019

Canadian passport photo specifications  & requirements

Canadian passport 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.

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Two (2) identical photographs must be submitted,  They should be 50mm x 70mm (2" x 2¾") 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 PhotoThe 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 hand write 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).

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.