CANADA

Visa Photo Specifications

Canada Visa Photo Specification

The same requirement applies for the following: vistor visa, work permit, study permit, refugee protection, and immigration.

  • 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″).
  • 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.

Requirements

  • Provide two photographs of yourself with your application.
  • Your photographs must comply with the specifications below. If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.
  • Photographs must be printed on quality photographic paper.

Specifications

  • 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.

Canada Visa Biometric Digital Photo Specification

The same requirement applies for the following: vistor visa, work permit, study permit, refugee protection, and immigration.

  • The frame size must be at least 420 x 540 pixels.
  • 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 372  to 432 pixels.
  • 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.
  • The file may be submitted in JPEG or JPEG 2000 format.
  • The Final size of the image should ideally be 240kb, but not less than 60kb.
  • The image must be in color(24 bits per pixel) in RGB color space.

Requirements

  • Provide two photographs of yourself with your application.
  • Your photographs must comply with the specifications below. If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.
  • Photographs must be printed on quality photographic paper.

Specifications

  • 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.

FAQ

You could find a Pro Passport Photo location near you by using our store locator.

The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, with the mouth closed.

You can not wear a hat, and if you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured

No. Both adults and children cannot wear uniforms, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage attire in their photos. 

No, you can not smile for Canada Visa Photos.

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.

Make sure the baby is awake and dressed in dark color top, to find a baby photo location, please use our store locator, and choose Baby Photos under the Category option.

It is acceptable if an infant’s eyes are not open or entirely open. All other children must have their eyes open.

Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada for the details.

External Links:

Visitor Visa

Immigration and Citizenship Government of Canada

Work Permit

Immigration and Citizenship Government of Canada

Study Permit

Immigration and Citizenship Government of Canada

Refugee Protection

Immigration and Citizenship Government of Canada

Immigration

Immigration and Citizenship Government of Canada

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