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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.

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 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►

We print passport size photos for Canadian Passport Pictures

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Canadian Passport Photos


Page last updated 3/16/2018

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.

only $9.99

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

This is the second time we have used PassportPhotoNow for Canadian passport renewals. Last time was successful and we hope this time will be the same. They are very patient in making sure your submitted photos will work and they end up being accurate to size (different from the US). This is a very welcome service and efficient. Highly recommended!

 David Crossley
MO-Missouri, 63049
Passport Renewal photo

This is an amazing service! Highly professional, saved me lots of time and money!

 Milan Prsa
VD, 1009
Passport Photo

This is my second passport photo done by this great service. This is a very well run business in that the order process is straight forward, the communication is reliable and accurate the the final result is a perfect passport photo. All of this is done in a very timely manner as well.

 Susan Koskela
CA-California, 92831
Passport Photo

Received my renewed passport today, great job passportphotonow, recommend to all who needs passport photo in States. 

CA-California, 18104
Passport Photo

I was so relieved to finally get my passport, and have the picture approved, you certainly did a wonderful job and I couldn't be happier with the results.I had checked a lot of places in Florida and could not get my picture taken. Thanks again.

Lady Lake
FL-Florida, 32159
Passport Renewal photo

Service went smoothly. I got my pictures in a short time! 

DE-Delaware, 19804
Passport Photo

Living overseas, I've gotten several citizenship and passport photos for myself and my kids over the years. Always so helpful that I keep coming back! Especially with wiggly babies, it's so hard to see what is acceptable, Bruce's expert eye helps pick the ones that are going to accepted the first time, every time. 

Paris, 75001
Passport Photo

Always prompt and personal service. We wouldn't use any other passport photo provider!

 Marsha Collins
NC-North Carolina, 28405
Passport Photo

Bruce: This is the second time we have used your Company to obtain Canada Passport photos. Both times excellent and very quick service!

 Harry Blok
PA-Pennsylvania, 17404
Passport Photo

Very fast turnaround, helpful with questions with a fast response. They take the guess work out of what can be a complicated task. I will use them again vs. a local company for the price alone. 

 Alex Murdoch
Farmington Hills
MI-Michigan, 48336
Passport Renewal photo

A very honest company that provides excellent service! This is the second time that my daugher and I have used for our passport photo renewal, and once again, they got it right the first time. Thank you for the help.

 Gerald Anderson
Newport Beach
CA-California, 92658
Passport Renewal photo

Hi Bruce, I just received my Canadian passport back and it was accepted just fine, no problems. Thank you for this terrific service. It was SO EASY compared to what I've gone through before trying to get the correct pictures for my passport. You were very helpful, thanks, and I highly recommend you! Thanks again :)

 Karen Topping
Las Vegas
NM-New Mexico, 87701
Passport Renewal photo

Bruce and his team really tried to help me get just the right photograph and were very patient with me as I sent in quite a few photo's that for one reason or another wouldn't work.

 Dorothy Stobbs
Rural Hall
NC-North Carolina, 27045
Passport Photo

Testimonials for Canadian Passport Photos



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.