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Passport & Photo Request, Help Please

Old Aug 29th 2005, 7:04 am
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We received our passport requests on Saturday, which is wonderful news, they have asked us to send yet more photos back with them, two for each of the family. When we applied in Nov 03, we had real trouble getting the photos the size they requsted and ended up paying a photoshop around £60, I have since read on this forum that some people have used a photo booth in Morrisons, has any one used this successfully for the photos that they request along with the passports? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as last time we had to travel around 45 mins to the nearest photoshop that could do it, and that means waiting until next weekend, as hubby is at work all week now.


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Old Aug 29th 2005, 7:22 am
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Hi,

The problem doesn't seem to be the CHC accepting the photos. It is with immigration accepting them at the other end. They have very strict rules on what they will accept for your PR card. The photo you send now will end up on your PR card, provided it is accepted when you land.

When we landed 3 of 4 of us had to have photos retaken. The reason given is that they was a shadow around the neck/jaw line. For your PR card, the picture has to be in full light with absolutely no hint of a shadow! We had ours done at a photo shop - so it just goes to show! Just look for shadows and if there are any, get them redone. We were held up over an hour waiting for pictures to be taken in Vancouver.

From getting off the plane to reaching the outside door of Vancouver airport took us 4 hours. We had 5 separate queues including an hour wait for the photos. They were: queue to immigration desks (the ones everyone goes through), sent to reception of immigration department (another queue), queued to have forms checked by immigration officer, queued to have pictured taken, queue to be interviewed by immigration office for landing, queued to get through customs. Hey ho, 4 hours later we made it to the main doors!!

Good luck, Louise


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Hi

We received our passport requests on Saturday, which is wonderful news, they have asked us to send yet more photos back with them, two for each of the family. When we applied in Nov 03, we had real trouble getting the photos the size they requsted and ended up paying a photoshop around £60, I have since read on this forum that some people have used a photo booth in Morrisons, has any one used this successfully for the photos that they request along with the passports? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as last time we had to travel around 45 mins to the nearest photoshop that could do it, and that means waiting until next weekend, as hubby is at work all week now.


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Old Aug 29th 2005, 8:05 am
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Default Re: Passport & Photo Request, Help Please

Originally Posted by Colsgirl
Hi,

The problem doesn't seem to be the CHC accepting the photos. It is with immigration accepting them at the other end. They have very strict rules on what they will accept for your PR card. The photo you send now will end up on your PR card, provided it is accepted when you land.

When we landed 3 of 4 of us had to have photos retaken. The reason given is that they was a shadow around the neck/jaw line. For your PR card, the picture has to be in full light with absolutely no hint of a shadow! We had ours done at a photo shop - so it just goes to show! Just look for shadows and if there are any, get them redone. We were held up over an hour waiting for pictures to be taken in Vancouver.

From getting off the plane to reaching the outside door of Vancouver airport took us 4 hours. We had 5 separate queues including an hour wait for the photos. They were: queue to immigration desks (the ones everyone goes through), sent to reception of immigration department (another queue), queued to have forms checked by immigration officer, queued to have pictured taken, queue to be interviewed by immigration office for landing, queued to get through customs. Hey ho, 4 hours later we made it to the main doors!!

Good luck, Louise
Thanks, we will make sure that we check them, I didn't realise that they were
for the pr card.
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Old Aug 29th 2005, 9:41 am
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Default Re: Passport & Photo Request, Help Please

Originally Posted by Canadabound
Hi

We received our passport requests on Saturday, which is wonderful news, they have asked us to send yet more photos back with them, two for each of the family. When we applied in Nov 03, we had real trouble getting the photos the size they requsted and ended up paying a photoshop around £60, I have since read on this forum that some people have used a photo booth in Morrisons, has any one used this successfully for the photos that they request along with the passports? Any help would be greatly appreciated, as last time we had to travel around 45 mins to the nearest photoshop that could do it, and that means waiting until next weekend, as hubby is at work all week now.


Thanks
we went to a photo prossessing place that also did passport photos. They were taken with a proper camera and lighting. They were much better quality thean the photobooth ones I did (maybe just a crap photobooth) and they were accepted without problems. They cost about the same as the photobooth ones.
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