Passport Photo Online

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

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How does our photo tool work?

Take or upload a photo

Take or upload a photo

Take a photo or upload one from your mobile gallery. Follow our guidelines to meet all the requirements.

Get your photo verified

Get your photo verified

Let AI fine-tune your photo. Order your picture, and have it verified by an expert to ensure 100% compliance.

Enjoy your photo

Enjoy your photo

Download your digital photo instantly, or have your printouts delivered to your doorstep for free!

How to prepare yourself?

Distance from the camera while taking a passport photo

Distance from the camera

Take the photo from a distance of about 20 inches from your face. Ideally, the photo should be taken by another person.

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Face in front of the camera

Place your face in front of the lens and keep a neutral expression on your face. Hold the camera at face height.

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Even lighting

Just stand facing a light source such as an exposed window. Don't worry about the background.

Your Personal Passport Photo Booth—All You Need to Know

No lines, no hassle, just perfect photos every time! Welcome to Passport Photo Online, where we transform your smartphone into a personal passport photo booth. With over 1 million approved ID photos and a bulletproof acceptance guarantee, we're here to make your life easier. 

Experience the convenience of snapping professional biometric photos without leaving your home—it doesn’t matter if it’s for a passport, PR Card, or other form of ID, Passport Photo Online has got you covered.

Why choose Passport Photo Online

With all the passport photo apps out there, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. 

So what sets us apart from the rest? 

  • Convenience at your fingertips: Snap or upload your photo from anywhere. Our AI technology prepares and verifies your photo, giving you the option to download it digitally or receive a free printout delivery
  • Professional quality you can trust: With 11 years of professional service, 24/7 Human Photo Expert availability, and a rating of 4.7/5⭐ from over 27,800 votes, we ensure quality you can rely on
  • Our guarantees: We stand by our service with a double-your-purchase-cost refund if Canadian passport agents do not accept your photo, and a satisfaction guarantee that allows you to pay only when you're completely satisfied with your picture

We ensure all passport photo requirements are met

Every passport photo must adhere to a set of core requirements designed for consistency, security, and clear identification, including: 

General requirements:

  • Two identical and unaltered photos are required for the application
  • Photos must be taken no more than 6 months before the application
  • Photos must be 50 mm wide by 70 mm high (2 x 2¾”)
  • The height of the face must measure between 31 mm and 36 mm (1¼’’– 1⁷⁄₁₆”)
  • Background should be plain white or light-colored
  • Photos can be in color or black and white

Image quality:

  • Photos should be clear, sharp, and in focus
  • Uniform lighting with no shadows, glare, or flash reflections
  • Photos should show a clear difference between the face and the background
  • Photos should be professionally printed on plain, high-quality photographic paper

Facial expression:

  • Neutral facial expression is required
  • Eyes should be open and clearly visible
  • Mouth should be closed without smiling or frowning

Appearance:

  • Photos must show the current appearance
  • Face and shoulders should be centered and squared to the camera without any tilt
  • Glasses are allowed but should not have glare or reflections
  • Hair should not cover the face or eyebrows
  • Hats and head coverings for religious or medical reasons are allowed but must not obscure the face

Additional notes:

  • Photos should not be altered or retouched
  • Heavy makeup should be avoided
  • Jewelry should not distract from the face
  • Uniforms are not allowed in the photos
  • One photograph must have the date the photo was taken and the photo studio’s location stamped/written on it
  • For children and newborns, some allowances are made for facial expressions
  • First-time passport applications (for adults) and applications for minors require one photo to be signed by a guarantor with the text “I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant's name),” along with the guarantor’s signature

Seems overwhelming? No need to worry, as Passport Photo Online makes sure your final photo sticks to all the necessary guidelines.

How it works: a seamless experience in 3 simple steps

All it takes is 3 simple steps to get a quality biometric photo that’s guaranteed to comply with all Government of Canada regulations:

Step 1: Snap or upload a photo 

Your photo, your choice. Snap a new one or upload an existing photo. We handle the rest, ensuring perfection every step of the way.

Step 2: AI and expert verification 

Our cutting-edge AI technology crops, resizes, and removes the background. Human expert verification adds an additional layer of checks to meet official requirements—doesn’t matter if you’re applying for a passport, citizenship, or PR Card, our database has all the parameters to ensure your photo’s compliance.

Step 3: Digital or print photos

Choose between downloading a digital version instantly or ordering a printout with free 3-day delivery to anywhere in Canada.

Designed with You in mind

We know that not everyone enjoys posing for photos. That’s why our service has built-in features that make the process as painless as possible. No need to wait in line or try to look natural with a stranger behind the camera. With our Passport Photo Booth App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker App for Android, you get: 

  • Unlimited choices: Take as many photos as you like and choose your preferred one—we offer the freedom of choice 
  • Time and money savings: Our service is faster and cheaper than traditional methods. No need to search for "passport photo near me," start the car, and drive for miles, when the service you need is in your pocket
  • A built-in validator: Our built-in passport photo checker compares your photo with official requirements, ensuring acceptance—and less worrying about faulty document photos

Specialized guidance for all your photo needs

With Passport Photo Online, you can access our individualized support system that ensures your photos come out perfectly. 

Not certain if a photo you took with a different biometric photo provider will pass the scrutiny of government officials? We provide guidelines, sizes, and tips for various document photos, including Canadian passports, Citizenship / Permanent Resident Cards, and more.

Need baby passport photos? Our expert tips and specialized tools are designed for parents—ensuring perfect baby photos are a breeze with our service. 

Hear from our satisfied users

Real experiences, real satisfaction: Read genuine testimonials from thousands of satisfied users (Our service has over 5,400 5-⭐ reviews on Trustpilot):

Really good option to get official photos. I couldn't find anyone in Albuquerque to do a Canadian Citizenship photo. This app offers every form of photo for every country. It is very easy to use.After the digital and photo images were sent to me I sent it to Walgreens for printing. The whole task took less than an hour.

Madeline (US)

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Ready to join the community that trusts us with their biometric photos?

Your perfect passport photo awaits—whether it's for yourself, a baby, or an older relative, we're here to help you along the way.

FAQ

What is the best place to get a passport photo?

The best place to get a passport photo highly depends on your location and what’s available nearby. If getting to your closest Shopper’s or London Drugs is going to cost you more than a couple of dollars in gas money, you’re much better off using Passport Photo Online and opting for delivery.

What not to wear for a passport photo in Canada?

Do not wear:

  • Sunglasses or tinted eyeglasses. This includes prescription lenses, even if your eyes are clearly visible
  • Anything white as it can blend with the background
  • Extravagant outfits
  • Uniforms (are generally not allowed)
  • Hats and head coverings that are not worn daily for religious beliefs or medical reasons

How much is a passport photo at Shoppers Drug Mart?

On average, Shoppers Drug Mart locations charge $19.99 + tax for 2 Canadian passport photos.

What is the best price for a Canadian passport photo?

Local mom-and-pop cash businesses will probably be cheaper than Walmart ($16.97) and Shopper’s Drug Mart ($19.99). However, if you take into account gas money and time costs, Passport Photo Online is the clear winner, with guaranteed-compliant pictures delivered to your door for only $16.95.

What are the rules for Canadian passport photos?

The list of rules is quite extensive and can be found in the passport photo requirements section of this page.

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