Passport and Immigration Photos

We can print passport photos in a number of different sizes to meet photo specifications around the world for passport and immigration purposes.

Passports

The United States requires 2″ x 2″ photos while other countries have varying size requirements so please let your photographer know what size you need.  While we maintain a list of photo specifications around the world, we recommend you bring a copy of the specifications from the country where your photos will be used.

Your photos are printed and ready for you at the time of service.

All Passport Photos Must Be:

  • Original photos that are not altered in any way or taken from an existing photo.
  • Reflect your current appearance (taken within the last six months)
  • Clear, sharp and in focus.
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling).

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  • Taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash reflections.
  • Taken straight on, with face and shoulders centred and squared to the camera (i.e. the photographs must show the full front view of the person’s head and shoulders, showing full face centred in the middle of the photograph).
  • Taken in front of a plain white background with a clear difference between your face and the background. Photos must reflect/represent natural skin tones.
  • Professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper (photos printed at home and photos printed on heavy weight paper are not acceptable)

U.S. Passport Photos:

  • The photo must be 2″ x 2″
  • The height of the head must be between 1″ and 1 3/8″ from chin to crown of the head
  • The background should be plain white

Canadian Passport Photos : 

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  • The size must be 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2- 3/4 inches long).
  • The height of the head must be between 31 mm (1- 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1- 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head

The back of one photo must include:

  • the date the photo was taken
  • the photographer’s stamp with name and complete address of the photo studio
  • your guarantor’s declaration:
    • clearly writing of “I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant’s name)”
    • signature (name and surname)
Canadian Immigration Photos

  • The frame size must be 50 mm x 70 mm (2″ x 2 ¾″).
  • The height of the head must be between 31 mm (1- 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1- 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head

Canadian Permanent Resident Photos:

  • 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 of head).

The back of one photo must include:

  • the subject’s name and date of birth
  • the name and complete address of the photography studio
  • the date the photograph was taken

Canadian Visa Photos:

  • The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″).
  • 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 1/4″) and 36 mm (1 7/16″).