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Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

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Indian Status Card Photo
Width: 50 mm
Height: 70 mm
600 dpi
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Head height: 35 mm
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 39 mm
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More about Indian Status Card Photo - Requirements

What is the Indian Status Card

The Indian Status card may be used to access some benefits and programs for indigenous peoples provided by the Indigenous Services Canada (also termed ISC for short). The card may also be used as an identity document when crossing the land and sea borders between Canada and the USA.

Indian Status card photo requirements

It is important to meet the photo requirements when applying for the Indian Status card as your application will be more likely to get accepted. To apply for an Indian Status card, you must submit two same Canadian passport-style photos. If the photo does not meet the requirements, it could be rejected by the authorities. In order to have your Indian Status card accepted, your biometric photos must meet these requirements:

  • The applicant’s face must be neutral, clearly visible and in focus, covering 31 mm (1 ¼ inches) in length and 36mm (1 7/16 inches) from your chin to the top of your head.
  • If you wear prescription glasses, you are allowed to keep them on, but make sure that your eyes are not covered.
  • The photo must have been taken within the last 12 months
  • The photo must 50mm wide and 70mm high (2 inches x 2 ¾ inches).

Furthermore, to truly fulfill the requirements of the Indian Status card, your guarantor must date and sign one of the photos. On one of the photos, it is required that your guarantor writes: “This is the true likeness of [insert the full name of the adult or child or dependent adult who is applying for the Indian Status card].” On the other photo, it is required that you write the name of the photo studio used to take the photo and the date on which the photo was taken.

Can I take a digital Indian Status card photo online?

Using PhotoAiD, our application, you can take your Indian Status card photo without leaving your home! To use our application, all you have to do is upload your photo and we will take care of the rest: removing the background and replacing it with a pristine and professional white background, cropping the photo to the correct size and making sure your photo ticks all the necessary requirements! Voila! You will have a printable photo in no time.

How to apply for the Indian Status card

Applying for an Indian Status card can take up to 14 weeks. The steps are as follows:

  • Find the Secure Certificate of Indian Status form in three ways. You can either receive it via mail, find the form online and print it out or get it from any Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada office (shortened to CIRNAC) li>
  • 2-Next, fill in the form in the correct way with as much detail and accuracy as possible. li>
  • Finally, submit your application in either one of the two ways. You could either take it to any of the offices listed on the website or submit your application via post to the National SCIS Processing Unit’s address, which also on the sac-isc website.

Last update: 2023-03-24

About the document

The Indian Status card functions to show that you are registered as a Status Indian under the federal Indian Act and is given to the holder after their application to the Indian Registrar. This card may provide some benefits and programmes to the holder such as education, on/reserve housing and some tax exemptions in specific situations. To apply for an Indian Status card, you need to provide a biometric photo and our application, PhotoAid helps you do just that! Using artificial intelligence, we can help you get a digital photo . Simply take a photo, upload it to our app or website and we will adjust the size, remove your background and transform it into a biometric passport photo.