Photographs Specifications: Canada Immigration vs Canada Citizenship

People who live in Canada are often confused by different photographs Specifications when they do something which need to submit to government.

Here we have 2 common photographs: one for Canada Immigration, and one for Canada Citizenship. These 2 photographs requires different photo, the main difference is size. Please read the following information:

1: Photographs Specifications for Canada Immigration:

–The photos must:
• show a full front view of the person’s head and shoulders showing full face centered in the
middle of the photograph;
• have a plain white background;
• be identical (black and white or colour) produced from the same untouched negative, or
exposed simultaneously by a split-image or multi-lens camera.

–The photos must:
• measure between 25 mm and 30 mm (1” and 1 1/5”) from chin to crown;
• have a 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8” x 1 3/4”) finished size.


The official document please download from here (PDF file).


2: Photographs Specifications for Canada Citizenship:

the name of the photographer or the studio, the studio address and the date the photos were taken on the back of the photos.

–The photos must measure:
• 35mm x 53mm finished size;
• between 25mm and 35mm from chin to crown.


The official document please download from here (PDF file)