USA & Canada

United States Passport Photo.

At PassportPhotoRVA, I provide you with printed and digital USA passport, citizenship, USCIS student OPT, immigration and lottery green card photos to the specifications as required by the accepting agency.

Printed passports are 2 x 2 inches (50 x 50 mm) , sized such that your head is centered and between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. On digital photos your head should be between 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the top of the head, including the hair, to the bottom of the chin.

Uniforms, clothing that looks like a uniform, and camouflage attire cannot be worn in the photo except in the case of religious attire that is worn daily.

You may wear a hat or head covering, but you must submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public or a signed doctor's statement verifying the item is used daily for medical purposes. Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.

For writing on the back of your photos, the best results are obtained to write with a fine sharpie permanent marker.

VCU OPT students:

Henrico Photo is proud to be a preferred passport photographer for VCU OPT students. I gladly provide you with the printed and digital passport photos, and I will do a soft upload in my studio with USCIS, while you wait, to check and make sure the digital photo will be accepted. If for some odd reason you encounter an issue with your passport photos, rest assure I guarantee my photos to pass.

Rules are slightly different, with the most important one the 1-month validity of the passport photo, and head covering rules.

For more info, please visit: VCU Global Education Office

  • Photo size: 2” x 2” (50 x 50 mm)
  • Head size: between 1” - 1.4” (25 - 35 mm)
  • Validity: 6 months (1 month for OPT students)

  • Website: U.S. passports
  • Website: U.S. immigrations (visa)
  • Website: U.S. immigrations digital photo tool(USCIS)
  • Download: Application for US adult passport
  • Download: Application for US minor passport
  • Download: Application for US minor passport
  • USA passport:

    USA immigrations:

    Rules and specifications can change at any time.

    Canadian Passport Photo.

    At Henrico Photo, I provide you with printed and digital Canadian passport, citizenship, VISA and permanent resident photos.

    Canadian passports are 50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long) and sized so the height of the face measures between 31 mm (1 1/4 inches) and 36 mm (1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head).

    The Canadian passport photos will be confirm the very strict specifications and have my business stamp and date on the back of one photo, as required by the Canadian Government. My signature is no longer required.

    My business stamp includes the text:

    "I certify this to be a true likeness of (applicant's name)"

    Your guarantor clearly write your name and sign his or her name. (Unless you are applying to renew a passport, as no guarantor is necessary for renewals) Rules and specifications can change any time, so please check with the Canadian government agency.

    The best results are obtained to write with a fine sharpie permanent marker.

  • Photo size: 2” x 2 3/4” (50 x 70 mm)
  • Head size:between 1 1/4” - 1 7/16” (31 - 36 mm)
  • Validity:6 months

  • Website: Government of Canada
  • Website: Passport Photos
  • Website: Permanent resident photos
  • Website: Temporary Resident Visa photos
  • Download: Adult passport application
  • Download: Child passport application
  • Canada passport:

    Canada permanent resident:

    Canada passport: stamp on back of one photo:

    Canada permanent resident: stamp on back of one photo (bottom):

    Rules and specifications can change at any time.