IRCC Photo Requirements

Temporary Resident Visa Application Photo Specifications

  • Provide two photos of yourself.
  • These photos must be identical and taken within the last 6 months. They can be black/white or colored. They must be clear, and shot under a pure white or light background.
  • The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm(1 3/8“ x 1 3/4”)。
  • The photo must show a full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photo, and must include the top of the shoulders.
  • The head size from the chin to the top must be between 31 mm (1 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1 7/16 inches).

For complete photo requirements, please check: Photo requirements for temporary resident visa application on the IRCC website

Immigration / Sponsorship / Permanent Residence application photo requirements

  • 50mm x 70mm (2 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches long)
  • Face height (from chin to head) is between 31 mm and 36 mm (1 1/4 inches x 1 7/16 inches)
  • Taken in front of a pure white background. The human face can be clearly distinguished from the background.

Photo Upload Requirements for New Application Portal


Please ask the photo studio for the original JPG file or PNG file

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Put two photos on a piece of A4 paper, one front-side-up, and the other one back-side-up. Write your name, birthday, address, and shooting time on the back-side-up photo, then scan the photos. Please refer to the image below:

Inside China:

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Outside China:

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For complete photo requirements, please check: Photo requirements for immigration application on IRCC website



Processing Time

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Canadian visa application processing time
Temporary Resident Visa
37 Days
Visitor Record
75 Days
Super Visa 93 Days
Study Permit Made Outside Canada
12 Weeks
Study Permit Made Intside Canada
12 Weeks
Study Permit Extension 68 Days
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Outside Canada 13 Weeks
Post Graduation Work Permit Made Inside Canada 97 Days
Briding Open Work Permit
97 Days
Canadian immigration application processing time
Express Entry
5 Months
Provincial Nominee Program
12 Months
Self-employed Immigration
52 Months
Federal Skilled Worker Program
5 Months
Start-up Visa
37 Months
Spouse/CommonLaw Sponsorship
8 Months
(Grand) Parents Sponsorship
27 Months
Canadian Citizenship/PR Card processing time
14 Months
PR Card
47 Days
PR Card Renewal
58 Days

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