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Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.
Follow simple instruction to take a perfect ID photo.
The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.
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.
If you want to apply for a Nexus Card, you need to prepare one photo meeting special requirements. Do you know how they are? We present you below the full list of requirements for a Nexus Card application. It is important to remember that an incorrect photograph attached to the application will cause a denial. Now you are able to prepare a proper Nexus Card photo to be sure that you will obtain your document. It is easy with an online photo tool that allows you to upload your picture taken by a smartphone or digital camera and adjust it to the requirements such as size, crop, background color and others.
The photograph of yourself in your Nexus Card must reflect your current appearance - it does mean that it should be taken within the last 6 months. In the picture a photographed person must look directly into the camera, his/her both eyes must be open with visible pupils and mouths closed. Full face view taken from close-up is a requirement.
The photo should be sharp and clear. It may be in color or black and white, it doesn’t matter.
Remember, that all glares (f.ex. given by eyeglasses) or shadows on your face will disqualify your photo.
If you have no conditions to take a picture with a plan, light background, take it anyway and use Nexus Card Photo Tool to change unwanted background into a required one.
There are some “musts” and “must not” you need to be aware of to produce a propre picture for your Nexus Card Application.
In the picture you must:
In the picture you must not:
You can smile in the picture but without an exaggeration.
Required image size of the Nexus Card photo is at least 35 x 45 mm in order to leave margin for potential cropping and zooming.
You do not need to crop and cut your photo. Use the Nexus Card Photo app and let us do it for you. You will receive a perfectly cropped and sized photo with a warranty of acceptance by authorities.
The image resolution should be a minimum of 160 dpi to maintain high quality if zooming will be needed. The resolution of the image should not be over 300 dpi.
You can take a color or black and white picture.
Children under 18 years old can be enrolled in the NEXUS program too. The rules for children’s photos are the same as for adults. You can help yourself with an online photo editor to resize, crop and adjust a background in your baby’s or child’s photograph.
Not every photo of your face is suitable for a Nexus Card. The image must satisfy certain requirements and it may be not easy to meet them on your own. The solution is to search a professional photo studio or at least a photo booth but it requires time and money. Much better solution is to use an online photo editor, upload your picture and wait for a few seconds to get it ready. Sounds easy? It is!
Our application will do most of the job for you: will resize and crop the image, adjust the background and at the end verify if the photograph meets all the requirements. If you prepare it with us, we guarantee you that it will not be rejected. It is important as a badly cropped or size picture may cause a delay in processing your Nexus Card application.
Last update: 2023-03-24
Nexus is a bi-national program for pre-approved, low-risk citizens of Canada and the United States. Members of the program can enter both Canada and the United States in designated air, land and marine ports.
Also people with Mexican nationality who are members of the Viajero Confiable program can participate in the Nexus program.
Nexus the program enables its members to enter in a fast and easy way to Canada or the U.S. territory by using automated self-serve kiosks. You can choose the air mode of travel, dedicated lanes in the land mode of travel or calling Telephone Reporting Centres before the arrival in the marine mode of travel.
Nexus Card is the document confirming that you are enrolled in the program. Generally speaking, if you are Canadian or a U.S. citizen or permanent resident the authorities must not deny you a membership in the program. Children under 18 years old can be enrolled in the Nexus program even if their parents or legal guardians are not members. To obtain your Nexus Card you must satisfy certain requirements and provide specific documents to prove your citizenship or residency. You also need to pay a fee of 50$ (for minors the membership is free of charge).
To get your Nexus Card you must:
Your application must be approved by both Canada and the U.S. If you are a Mexican who is also a member of the Viajero Confiable program, you are eligible too.
You may not be eligible to join the program if you were convicted of a serious criminal offence (in any country) and have not been pardoned. For U.S. background checks, you may be questioned about your full criminal history, including arrests and pardons, which may serve as a motivation of a denial.
If you are temporary working or studying in Canada or the United States, provide a work permit or a study permit.
You must prove your citizenship (both in Canada and the U.S.) with one of the following documents:
If you are a permanent resident prepare a valid Permanent Resident Card. In Canada may be also or a Record of Landing.
If you want to join your child to the Nexus program and you have legal custody with the second parent, you must present yourself both at the interview or a letter of consent is required from the absent parent.The custody agreement must confirm that the child can legally leave Canada. If a child attends the interview with a person other than his/her parent or legal guardian, both parents or legal guardians must submit letters of consent.
A consent letter is not required only in the situation when a parent has sole custody and is recorded on the minor's birth certificate.
Required size of the Nexus Card photo is at least 35 x 45 mm.
No. Typical passport sized photo in Canada is 50 mm X 70 mm and the Nexus Card photo must measure 35 x 45 mm.
Of course. Just follow the list of requirements, use a special photo tool to resize and adjust your picture and save your time and money!
Yes, if you like. There are no specifications for the face expression in the Nexus Card photo.
You can renew Nexus Card if you need. Just ask for your Card’s renewal 90 days prior to your membership in the program expires.
You should wait for your Nexus Card no more than 10 days after a successful interview. Usually it is approximately seven days.
Yes. If you want to access the program, you must create an account and then use your login and password to log-on.
The application processing fee is $50 US for a five-year membership. Minors’ cards are free of charge.
If you meet all of the requirements, Canada and the United States must approve your application. Remember that most denials are caused because of an improper photo. Avoid this problem with our online photo editor and take the warranty of photo approval!