No appointment necessary, takes 5-10 minutes
Canadian Passport photos
Infant passport photos
International Passports and Visas
ANY ID photo you can bring us specifications for!
100% guaranteed to pass or we will retake for free / refund.
Here are some frequently asked Passport Photo questions:
Do you take passport photos? Yes, we do!
Do you take other types of ID photos?
Yes! We take photos for Passports for any country, Visas, Permanent Resident Cards, Fire Arms Licenses, Work ID Photos, HandyDart ID Photos, and more. We have a library of international specifications. However, if possible, please try to have the specifications for your photos on hand.
Do you take passport photos of babies and small children? We sure do! We are known as the “Baby Whisperers”. Please note it can take some time to get a proper infant passport photo, so please allow more than the usual 5-10 minutes, and try to come when your baby is awake and happy.
Do I need an appointment?
No, just come on in and we’ll take care of you. The whole process usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
How much do the photos cost?
$14.99 plus tax for 2 photos. Additional sets of the same photos are $11.00 plus tax. Photos always come in sets of 2. Infants under 18 months are $24.99.
Do you guarantee your photos?
Yes, we offer a 100% money-back or retake guarantee if your photos are rejected. There’s a reason the only place in town you can get baby passport photos taken is PE! Our trained staff know how to get it right the first time, saving you time and possibly money in the long run.
Do you provide passport applications?
Yes, we have them in the store. You can also get applications online here.
When should I have my passport photos taken?
You should have it taken well in advance of any scheduled trips. After your photo is taken and application submitted, it usually takes 2-6 weeks to receive your passport. You can apply up to 6 months after having your passport photos taken. Check current processing times here.
Will you sign my passport photos?
No, we cannot sign your passport photos. You need a guarantor to sign your passport. To see a list of qualified guarantors, click here. Please note, adult simplified renewals no longer need a guarantor.
I’ve heard about a new, easier way to get my passport. What’s the deal?
You heard about the Simplified Passport Renewal Process. Click the link to see if you qualify!
I’ve heard there are new regulations which don’t permit smiling in Canadian passport photos. Is this true? Yes, it is true. No smiling and no eyeglasses are allowed, even if you normally smile and/or wear glasses. This has to do with facial recognition software. (Although technically allowed in some cases, we strongly discourage wearing eyeglasses as this can increase the chances of your photo getting rejected).
What if my passport photo gets rejected?
If your passport photo is taken at Photo Expressions, chances are it will not be rejected. We take much care in ensuring that your photos are within government standards. If for some reason your photos are rejected, we will retake them at no charge or refund. In other words, we have a 100% guarantee.
Can I wear a hat in my passport photo?
Hats or head coverings are not permitted except when worn for religious reasons and only if the full facial features are clearly visible. To see a list of photo specifications for Canadian passports, click here.
Why do passport photos look so ugly?
It’s not you. We are only allowed to use unflattering direct light. The border authorities only care about identifying you, and they are usually the only people to see the photo, so you don’t really have to worry.
Where can I get even more information on passports?
Try the Canadian Government’s passport website, at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/passport/index.asp
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