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Canada Visa Photos | Digital Image

You can order Canada passport photo, Canada visa, Immigration or PR Card photos for Canada with us. Please note that these 4 types of photos have different requirements so please indicate the correct type and size on your order.

New: Order Digital Image for Canada Visa for online applications

Digital Photo Dimensions:
. The final frame size of the photo must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8" x 1 �").
. The photographs must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders.
. The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 31 mm (1 �") and 36 mm (1 7/16").
. Digital dimensions are often expressed in pixels or DPI (dots per inch). The physical dimensions in pixels must be at least 420 x 540. Quality/Resolution:
. If an existing photo is being scanned, the minimum resolution must be 600 pixels per inch.
File Format: The file may be submitted in JPEG or JPEG2000 format.
File Size: The final size of the image should be ideally 240 kB (kilobytes), but not less than 60 kB.
Color: The image must be in color (24 bits per pixel) in sRGB colour space which is the common output for most digital cameras.

How to Order your Digital Photo or Printed photos for Canada Visa with us:

Please upload your photo(s) on our server or email your photo(s)s to: and make a payment below:

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Important:
Canada Immigration photos are photos used with Canada Immigration, Permanent Resident Card applications/renewals.

Canada Visa photos are photos used for Canada Visitor Visa application, Canada Temporary Resident Visa, Canada Study Permit or Canada Work Permit.

The Canada Visa photos are different than Canada Immigration Photos. See detailed specifications below:

Canadian Visa Photo Specifications

  • The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, with the mouth closed.
  • Provide two photographs of yourself and each accompanying family member with your application.
  • Photographs must be printed on quality photographic paper.
  • The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months. They may be either black and white or color.
  • The photographs must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-colored background.
  • If the photographs are digital, they must not be altered in any way.
  • Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.
  • You may wear non-tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
  • A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance.
  • If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured.

Canadian Visa: Photograph And Head Size Specifications

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  • The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm
  • The photographs must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders.
  • The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 31 mm and 36 mm
  • Crown means the top of the head or (if obscured by hair or a head covering) where the top of the head or skull would be if it could be seen.
  • If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.

Canadian Immigration Photos Specifications

  • Show a full front view of the person's head showing full face centered in the middle of the photo;
  • be clear, well-defined and taken against a plain white background without shadows;
  • be produced from the same unretouched film or from the same file capturing the digital image or from two identical photos exposed simultaneously by a split-image or multi-lens camera;
  • be original photos (not taken from any existing photo);
  • measure between 25mm and 30mm (1" and 1 1/5") from chin to crown;
  • have a 35mm x 45mm (1 3/8" x 1 3/4") finished size;
  • be on photographic paper that has a backing which accepts and retains the date. Photos without this backing are not acceptable;
  • be on prints that are well-fixed and washed to prevent discoloration;
  • bear the date the photo was taken (not the date the photo was printed) directly on the back of one print (stick on labels are not acceptable).

Canada Immigration Photo specs

Click here to access the official Canada Visa Photo guide (as of Oct 2009)