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Previous Canadian Passport
Enclose any Canadian passport issued to you in your current name or any other name that is not expired or is expired for less than one year from the date
you submit your application. If the passport is valid for more than twelve (12) months from the date the application is submitted, provide a written
explanation as to why you are applying at this time. Should the Passport Program not be satisfied that you have an acceptable reason for applying early,
your application for a new passport may be refused.
Note: If the passport has been lost, stolen, damaged or is inaccessible, you cannot use this form.
Canadian Passport Photo Instructions
You must submit two (2) identical and unaltered photo prints with each passport application. Electronic photos are not acceptable.
More information is available at Canada.ca/passport.
The photos must:
be taken in person by a commercial photographer;
be professionally printed on plain, high quality photographic paper
(photos printed at home are not acceptable);
be clear, sharp and in focus; in colour or black and white;
show a neutral facial expression (no smiling, mouth closed) and
looking straight at the camera, with eyes open and clearly visible;
have uniform lighting—no shadows, glare or flash reflections;
show a full front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to
the camera (face and shoulders centered in the photo, head not tilted
reflect natural skin tone and be taken against a plain white or light-
coloured background with enough contrast between the background,
facial features and clothing, so that your features appear clearly
against the background;
be originals that have not been altered in any way and not taken
from an existing photo;
be taken within the last six (6) months from the date the application is
submitted and reflect your current appearance.
Frame Height 70 mm (2
Minimum Face Height
31 mm (1
Maximum Face Height
36 mm (1
Frame Width 50 mm (2 in.)
Photo Co. Ltd.
111 Any Street
Any Town, COUNTRY
Not actual size (refer to measurements above)
No signature is required on the photos.
The following must appear on the back of one photo
The name and complete address of the photo studio (not a P.O. Box) and the date the photo was taken. The photographer may use a
stamp or handwrite this information (stick-on labels are not acceptable).
No signature is required on the photos.
Prescription glasses may be worn in photos as long as there is no glare and the eyes are clearly visible.
Hats and head coverings must not be worn, except for religious beliefs or medical reasons. The head covering and hair must not cast
shadows on the face and the full face must be clearly visible.
The red-eye effect, tinted glasses and sunglasses make the photos unacceptable.
PPTC 054 (06-2019)
Privacy Notice Statement
Personal information provided on this form is collected by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the authority of the Canadian
Passport Order. The personal information provided will be used for the purpose of processing applications, determining entitlement to passport services
and administering passport services. The personal information provided may be disclosed to other federal government institutions, provincial/territorial
governments, foreign governments, investigative bodies and/or law enforcement for the purpose of validating identity, determining current and ongoing
entitlement to passport services and administering or enforcing any law or carrying out a lawful investigation.
Personal information may also be used for purposes including research, statistics, quality assurance, program and policy evaluation, internal audit,
compliance, risk management, strategy development and reporting. Failure to complete the form in full may result in a delay or the application not being
processed. The Privacy Act gives individuals the right of access to, protection, and correction of their personal information. If you are not satisfied with the
manner in which IRCC handles your personal information, you may exercise your right to file a complaint to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of
Canada. The collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information is further described in IRCC’s Personal Information Bank – IRCC PPU
081 and IRCC PPU 082.