What are the photo requirements?

Find out about the photo requirements for a secure status card.

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What are the photo specifications?

If you are applying for a secure status card or need to renew or replace a card, you need to get two identical Canadian passport-style photos.

Image of the passport photo specifications described below

The photo can be in colour or black and white and must be:

What needs to be on the back of one photo?

What else do you need to consider?

What about child photos?

For child photos, the same specifications as those indicated under What are the photo specifications apply.


For newborns, the photo may be taken while the child is sitting in a car seat, as long as a white blanket is placed over the seat behind the child's head.

United States passport photo specifications are not the same and do not meet the secure certificate of Indian status photo specifications.

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