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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

2 photo are needed for


Canadian Passport Photos


Page last updated 11/15/2023

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.

Our family always uses "Passport Photos now" for our Canadian Passport photos. Bruce makes sure sure everything is perfect before he sends. Always happy with the picts, Canada is so picky and Bruce knows what you need.

 Judy Jones
Santa Ana
CA-California, 92705
Passport Photo

Working with Dave has been a real pleasure he helped with our photos and was patient with my husband and I so that the photos for our Canadian passports would pass and we would be able to get our passports without difficulty. This is the second time we have used Dave for our passport photos the first time was 10 years ago and we remembered how efficient he was then and now we will get our new 10 year Canadian passports. Thankyou Dave and your people for everything. Mary Ann and William Perris, California

 Mary Ann Andruszko
CA-California, 92570
Passport Photo

This is the second time I have ordered Canadian Passport Photos from Passport Photo Now. This service from within the United States is invaluable to me. From the date I took the photos to the time I received them printed at my home in Virginia it was less than a week and the photos look great! The response time for questions and requests is impeccable! Really great customer service.

 Betty Ann Rhea
VA-Virginia, 24266
Passport Photo, Passport Renewal photo

Bruce helped me with my photo for my citizenship document. Once I received it, Bruce has helped with my passport photo. Both times he has been very patient with my poor photography, file sharing and communication skills helping me get him something useable. In addition, both times the photos arrived promptly. They either shipped the day he received a useable photo or the day after. Thank you!

CA-California, 95073
Passport Photo

I was thrilled to find a place to help me send off valid photos. Doing it online was an easy process. I liked that I was given clear instructions as far resolving issues to get it right. The photos were mailed to my address promptly!

 Steven St Denis
CA-California, 92780
Passport Renewal photo

Great and fast service. Highly communicative and helped me work through all my questions. Thanks so much. Will use again!

 Charlotte Northeast
NJ-New Jersey, 8107
Passport Renewal photo

Needed a photo for my new passport and there was no one local that could help. This service and site was easy to use, quick, and more importantly accepted immediately by the authorities. Completely recommend.

Bel Air
MD-Maryland, 21014
Passport Photo

Passport Photo Now is awesome, quick to respond, helpful, and patient with me being technically challenged. A++

 DeAndra Freed
CA-California, 92562
Passport Photo

Getting a Cdn passport while living in the US can be a nightmare. In the past, I had so many photos rejected. I am so thrilled and thankful that my passport is now in my hands! Photos approved! Bruce is so knowledgable and patient! Great with tips until we got my photo just right! Thank you so very much! Highly recommend this service!

 Teri Roan
Green Bay
WI-Wisconsin, 54301
Passport Photo

I haven't received my passport yet, but the pictures looked pretty good! Had a hard time finding a place that did canadian passport picture cutouts in Ohio so this was the best option for a reasonable price I could find!

 Chanel Barnett
OH-Ohio, 45044
Passport Photo

I have used Bruce PASSPORT PHOTOS NOW services three times in the past two years, to support citizenship documentation and to obtain passports for two different countries, with different specifications required for each photo. The service Bruce provided was outstanding: quick, meticulous, as compulsive (or more...) about the photo specifications than the immigration authorities, and highly interactive. Bruce is patient, helpful, and provides the needed guidance to complete the job. It took less than a week to obtain hard copy and digital files. Importantly, most "local" passport photo services (CVS, etc) CANNOT handle non-US immigration specifications: Bruce does it all! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED; AFFORDABLE, QUICK, METICULOUS AND HELPFUL. STEPHEN

 Stephen Reingold
CT-Connecticut, 6068
Passport Photo

Thank you so very much, Bruce, for processing our Canadian passport photos for us! We just received our new passports yesterday and the photos were accepted! Yay! We are so grateful for your passport services! You have saved us from a lot of headaches! I recommend your company to everyone needing Canadian passport photos!

 Margot and Stephen Lane
GA-Georgia, 30046
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.