The Canadian passport is one of the most powerful in the world, but it has strict regulations when it comes to what kind of photo you can use. My Passport Photos has lots of experience with Canadian passports, though, which means that using our service is a great way to get a passport photo that works. Check out our Quick Facts section for specific requirements, and then take your next Canadian passport photo with ease.
If you’re traveling in or out of Canada on a trip, you may also want to look at www.ivisa.com to see whether or not your destination requires a visa. If it does, you’ll be able to get one before you leave and save yourself trouble down the road.
Your Canadian photo requires information on the back of the photo that verifies the person in the photo is actually the same person who will apply for the new passport. The following info MUST be included on the back of one photo:
If you are renewing an adult´s passport then you do not need to add the info from the guarantor, only your name, address and the date the photo was taken.
The above facts give you an idea of what to look forward to when getting a photo done, however, there is much more to the process. Be sure to understand each requirement as a rejected passport photo means a delay in vacations.
If you are in need of a passport and are planning to take children, each child needs to have their own passport or visa. This includes an individual photo for each child. All regulations stated earlier apply to infants and children. Though the Canadian government recognizes the difficulty of taking the correct photo of an infant and will be a bit more lenient toward the rules. To help assure your child’s photo is as compliant as possible, here are a few tips:
Depending on who you go with, it can be somewhat expensive or a lot cheaper. Commercial photographers can cost between $16-$20 CAD for each photo. Costco offers photos for about $8 CAD per photo. For a family of four, this adds up quickly. At MyPassportPhoto.com you can get two passport photos for $8.31 CAD. Since two photos are required for each application, this is quite a difference and larger savings than driving around town and scheduling a photo op. For a single person, this could be the difference of $40 and $8. Getting pictures done for your family? Well, just do the math and think of how to spend the extra money on memories instead.
If you are like the average person these days, you have a busy and at times, hectic schedule. Trying to pin down a place close by work or home can seem like a waste of time and almost impossible. Allow us to relieve even a bit of stress during this passport or visa application process. At MyPassportPhoto.com, we do most of the work for you while you get on with other tasks. All you need to do is take a photo of yourself, complying with the necessary requirements specified above and submit. We take care of processing and checking it with Canada’s regulations. Plus there are as many retakes as you would like if you’re not satisfied with the photo. Once cleared by the agency, you can have the photos sent to a drugstore for printing or made available for immediate download. We make the process simple, quick and easy with a step-by-step guide and 24/7 assistance if you have further questions. Let us take the reins and get you to where you want to be sooner.