Contact Us

Ottawa Photo Studio
4 Florence Street, Suite 203
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0W7

Phone: (613) 233-8472

Photo Requirements

Photograph and head size specifications:
• Photo must show a full front view of your head and shoulders.
• Use a plain, contrasting background without shadows.
• Do not wear a hat or sunglasses. Your eyes should be clearly visible and should not appear to be red.
• The photo should have been taken within the last twelve (12) months.
• The photo should be no larger than 45 mm x 57 mm. Your head in the photograph must be at least 30 mm high.
• The photo must be original, not taken from an existing photo.
• Digitally produced photos are acceptable provided all other requirements are met.
• The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 57 mm.
• The photographs must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders.
• The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 29mm - 32mm. (Crown means the top of the head or (if obscured by hair or a head covering) where the top of the head or skull would be if it could be seen.)
• If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.

Canadian Firearms Program

To obtain information about the CFSC and CRFSC, call, toll-free, 1-800-731-4000.