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Photo For Canada PR – Requirements You Need To Know

Last Updated On 22 July 2023, 8:40 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

Are you finding requirements of photo for Canada PR? Here are certain specifications by IRCC for photos that an applicant should keep in mind while;

  • Applying for PR card or
  • Submitting an application for PR
  • 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).
Photos specifications
Source: IRCC

Also, photo should be 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 personโ€™s head and shoulders, showing full face centred in the middle of the photograph).

Back Of The Photo
  • the name and date of birth
  • the name and complete address of the studio
  • the date of photo

Moreover, the photographer should not use stick-on labels, but can use a stamp or handwrite this information.

More Information
  • Reflect your current appearance (taken within the last six months)
  • 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.
  • Both Colour or black and white photos are acceptable.
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression (eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, no smiling).
  • Clear, sharp and in focus.
  • Photos should be identical and unaltered photographs.
  • Taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows, glare or flash reflections.
  • Not be taken from an existing photograph.
  • And, professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper (photos printed at home and photos printed on heavy weight paper are not acceptable)
Must Know ๐Ÿ‘‡
  • Glasses are allowed, but the eyes are clearly visible and there should be no glare in the glasses.
  • Sunglasses or tinted eye glasses are not acceptable.
  • Do not use the red-eye effect or red eye alterations.
  • Do not wear hats and head coverings, unless they are worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons.
  • Lighting should be uniform and shadows are unacceptable across the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.
Acceptable Photo Examples
Acceptable photos
Source: IRCC
Unacceptable Photos Examples
Unacceptable Photos
Source: IRCC
More Examples of Unacceptable Photos:
More unacceptable photos
Source: IRCC


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