Full List of Countries for Passport/Visa Photos
Passport Photo Specs for:
USA (Passport, Visa, Citizenship,
Canada (Passport, Visa,
Resident Visa Digital Photo)
India (OCI, Passport,
Passport Photo service providers
Canada Passport Photos
photos must be:
- taken by a commercial photographer.
- 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long) and
sized so the height of the face measures between 31 mm (1 1/4 inches)
and 36 mm (1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top
- clear, sharp and in focus. Photos may be in colour or in black and
- taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible,
mouth closed, no smiling).
- taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash
- taken straight on, with face and shoulders centered and squared
to the camera.
- taken in front of a plain white or light-coloured background with
a clear difference between your face and the background.
- Photos must reflect/represent natural skin tones.
- original photos that are not altered in any way or taken from an
- reflect your current appearance (taken within the last 12 months).
- professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper
(photos printed at home and photos printed on heavy weight paper are
The following must be included on the back of one photo: the name and
complete address of the photo studio and the date the photo was taken.
The photographer may use a stamp or handwrite this information. Stick-on
labels are unacceptable. your guarantor clearly write: "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
note that when you order photos for Canada Passport with us, we will
make sure all requirements are met. However as we are a digital photo
processing company and not a photographer, we can not and we will not
put details on the back of the photo. You will have to have the original
photographer put his details on the back. Please make sure you understand
this before you place any order.