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Hello All,

Well I am gearing up to get a new passport, to have all my travel documents in my married name (yes I know I could wait and leave it but I want to have everything aligned so there's no two ways about it).

I am having trouble finding a place to get Canadian passport pics taken. I went to Walgreens but they didn't have a the stamp for the date and guarantor to sign, as per the Cdn passport pic instructions.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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I had to find a professional photography place and have them do the photos. They had a stamp with their information and they stamped the back of the photos and also dated it. Kinkos and Walgreens did not take high enough quality as my first application for passport was rejected based on that.

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I had to find a professional photography place and have them do the photos. They had a stamp with their information and they stamped the back of the photos and also dated it. Kinkos and Walgreens did not take high enough quality as my first application for passport was rejected based on that.

This is what I did as well. I went to Wolfe's photography and by rotating the image in the Kodak image processor 90 degrees and enlarging it one step they were able to get the head the right size to meet Canadian standards. They then just hand cut it to the right dimensions (I brought the criteria and the ruler!), put their own store stamp on the back and hand dated it. I had no problems.

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I try to find a place, no luck. I called the passport office in Canada, they do take 2x2. Saving alot of troubles.

AAA and rite aid have a better camera than wallgreen. WG make blury pictures that can be rejected. Beware of shadow in back, the camera must be straith in face. Follow all guideline here, except you can do 2x2.

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Try google "Canadian passport photo in YOUR CITY NAME"

I did mine in NYC.

Hello All,

Well I am gearing up to get a new passport, to have all my travel documents in my married name (yes I know I could wait and leave it but I want to have everything aligned so there's no two ways about it).

I am having trouble finding a place to get Canadian passport pics taken. I went to Walgreens but they didn't have a the stamp for the date and guarantor to sign, as per the Cdn passport pic instructions.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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I had an issue with a Walgreens passport picture when I renewed my passport 3 months ago. I slight reflection on my forehead I hadn't even notice and they returned my application after 2 weeks. They did offer me a complimentary picture to make up for the bad one and I had no problem with it. You might have to cut the picture yourself, most places I called would take the Canadian 2x2 pictures but only had the U.S. size cutter.

I know most big pharmacies in the U.S. have the software to take any international passport pictures, Costco, USPS and AAA as well. Make sure to print and bring the guidelines with you. At most these places, the clerks at the picture counter rarely do international passport picture.

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Just had my wife's Canadian passport picture taken at the local US Postal Service office for $15. They used a fancy camera that actually has templates on its screen for the face size/position requirements of most countries. They used a white background screen and a flash, which left a very small shadow an inch or so below my wife's ears. I hope that isn't going to be a problem. The clerk also stamped both pics with the office name/address, dated both and signed one of them before I could stop her. The instructions I had said nothing about the pictures being signed by the photographer and said only one picture should be stamped/dated, not both. She said most countries want the signature of the photographer. I also just realized she wrote the date but did not prefix it with "Photo taken" like the instructions show in the example. Anyway I hope the pics will be accepted despite all that. They all seem like minor things but sometimes bureaucrats are ridiculous about following instructions exactly.

Also, she only had a cutting device for 2x2 pictures but the instructions call for 2.75x2 so she said we could cut them at home. Since the camera was set to Canadian template it printed 2.75x2 (actually very slightly smaller so, again, I hope a slight white border isn't a problem). Since the pics weren't cut when she signed one, I noticed the bottom of one letter is going to be cut off when I cut the pic. Blarg. So the Canadian bureaucrats have plenty of little reasons to reject the pics but hopefully it will be ok. The lady at the post office mentioned that some countries charge exorbitant rates like $300 per application and if they reject your pictures they make you pay $300 again to submit new ones! So at least that's not a problem with Canada.

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