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Passport Photo IDs and More

Brechin produces high-quality ID photos, following all photo ID specifications and regulations to help achieve quick applications without hassles.

In addition to passport photos, you can also go to Brechin Maclean Photography for immigration, permanent resident, citizenship, visa, and all other types of official document photographs.

Brechin is also equipped to take ID and passport photos of newborn babies and infants.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Helpful Tips

What colour clothing should I wear for a passport photograph?
Wear a top that is mid-tone or dark. Avoid very light or white top clothing.
Can my Canadian Passport Photographs be printed in black & white or colour?
Canadian Passport photographs can be submitted in black & white or colour. Colour is our default.
My appearance has changed. What should I do?
If your appearance has changed substantially, we recommend you obtain a new passport, even if your passport is still valid. The photo should accurately identify you when you present your passport to border officials. This prevents you from experiencing difficulties when travelling outside of Canada.
Basic guidelines for ID photographs:
  • Neutral facial expression (no smiling, mouth closed), no glasses (this eliminates 'no eyeglass reflections'), no head/hair adornments (no hair clips, earrings, necklaces, etc.
  • Both edges of the face must be clearly visible with head-covering only allowed for medical or religious reasons. Please be sure to wear mid-tone or dark top clothing.

What is the background colour for a passport photograph?
Passport photograph colours are variable from country to country. Canadian passport photographs must be against a white or 'light' background, UK passport photos must be against a light grey or cream background. Some countries require a red or blue background. It is essential to have current photograph requirements for the country to which you are applying. Government or embassy websites are your most reliable resource.