Guide to photo formats and sizes requirements for Canada

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Document TypePassport (good quality needed) (50 x 70 mm) Get Started
Picture size50x70 mm (width x height)
Head height50 % of the photo total height
Top head distance20 % from top the of the photo
Background color       
Printable format10 cm x 15 cm - 4" x 6"
Digital format1200x1680
Document TypeVisa (35 x 45 mm) Get Started
Picture size35x45 mm (width x height)
Head height75 % of the photo total height
Top head distance10 % from top the of the photo
Background color       
Printable format10 cm x 15 cm - 4" x 6"
Digital formatautomatically calculated
Document TypePermanent Resident (good quality needed) (50 x 70 mm) Get Started
Picture size50x70 mm (width x height)
Head height50 % of the photo total height
Top head distance20 % from top the of the photo
Background color       
Printable format10 cm x 15 cm - 4" x 6"
Digital format1200x1680
Document TypeCitizenship (good quality needed) (50 x 70 mm) Get Started
Picture size50x70 mm (width x height)
Head height50 % of the photo total height
Top head distance20 % from top the of the photo
Background color       
Printable format10 cm x 15 cm - 4" x 6"
Digital format1200x1680
Document TypeTemporary Resident Visa (35 x 45 mm) Get Started
Picture size35x45 mm (width x height)
Head height75 % of the photo total height
Top head distance10 % from top the of the photo
Background color       
Printable format10 cm x 15 cm - 4" x 6"
Digital formatautomatically calculated
link to official documentshttps://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/photos.html