Passport photo requirements Canada

Passport photo requirements Canada for passport application

Passport photo requirements Canada; of course you need a passport photo to apply for a passport, the rules are somewhat stricter for adults than for children.

Costs for a passport photo for Canada

You can have passport photos taken for Canada from € 15.00 and you will receive 4 photos for this.
If you also need the photo digitally, € 5 will be added.
Please be aware what kind of document you want to apply for. For the passport requirements are different than the temporary resident visa and workpermit. Down below you find more information about it.
You can walk in without an appointment at Hugo de Grootplein 17 in Amsterdam. The passport photos are ready immediately.

Adults:

  • taken by a commercial photographer.
  • The photosize is 50 mm x 70 mm
  • the height of the face should be between 31 mm (1 1/4 inch) and 36 mm (1 7/16 inch) from chin to crown of the head (of course, top of the head).
  • be clear and razor sharp.
  • be in color or black and white.
  • taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smile).
  • be evenly lit and have no shadows, glare or reflections.
    taken straight in front, with the face and shoulders centered and the center of the camera.
  • taken for a solid white or light colored background with a clear difference between your face and the background.
  • reflect the real image and have a natural skin tone.
  • are original photos that are not part of an existing photo
    reflect your current appearance (taken in the last 12 months).
  • are professionally printed on normal, high quality photo paper.
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The following attributes should be included on the back of a photo:

the name and full address of the photo studio and the date the photo was taken. The photographer can use a stamp or write this information on it. Adhesive labels are unacceptable.

Temporary resident visa and workpermit:

  • taken by a commercial photographer.
  • The photosize is 35 mm x 45 mm
  • the height of the face should be between 31 mm (1 1/4 inch) and 36 mm (1 7/16 inch) from chin to crown of the head (of course, top of the head).
  • be clear and razor sharp.
  • be in color or black and white.
  • taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smile).
  • be evenly lit and have no shadows, glare or reflections.
    taken straight in front, with the face and shoulders centered and the center of the camera.
  • taken for a solid white or light colored background with a clear difference between your face and the background.
  • reflect the real image and have a natural skin tone.
  • are original photos that are not part of an existing photo
    reflect your current appearance (taken in the last 12 months).
  • are professionally printed on normal, high quality photo paper.
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Glasses can be worn in the photos, as long as the eyes are clearly visible and there is no glare in the glasses. Sunglasses or photos with the red-eye effect are unacceptable.

Hats and headgear should not be worn unless worn daily for religious belief or medical reasons. However, your entire face should be clearly visible and the head covering should not cast shadows on your face.

Your hair can hang down loosely if there are no shadows. The lighting must be uniform. Shadows over the face or shoulder, around the ears or the background are not accepted.

You can walk in without an appointment at Hugo de Grootplein 17 in Amsterdam. The passport photos are ready immediately.

Canadian citizenship certificate

Upload a colour digital photo taken by a commercial photographer. (They don’t accept black and white photos).

  • Have been taken within the last 6 months.
  • Show a full front view of the head and tops of shoulders.
  • Show the face in the middle of the photo.
  • Display the size of the head, from chin to crown, between 31 and 36 mm.
  • Have an image size of at least 420 x 540 pixels.
  • Have a file format of JPEG or JPEG2000.
  • Have a file size of approximately 240 kB and no more than 4 MB.
  • Be in colour (24 bits per pixel) in RGB colour space.
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You must also upload the photographer’s information (name, address and date at which the photo was taken) to the ‘Client information’ item, under Optional Documents. We accept the photographer’s receipt or a text file.

Children:

Child pictures and baby pictures must comply with the same rules as indicated above. Photos should show the children’s head and shoulders well. Hands of the parent holding the child should not appear in the photo. Canada recognizes the difficulty of obtaining a neutral expression from a newborn and will provide some tolerance in this regard. There should be no shadows on the face or shoulders, around the ears or the background.

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