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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

PR Photos...

The letter for an appearance with regard to our application for sponsoring spouse and dependent children has arrived! We are now fulfilling the requirements for the said appearance which will happen on March 5th, 2009 :) Yey! I can almost smell the pollution of Manila! I miss it....the honk of the jeep and the foodssss!!!!!!! Jollibee, here we come!

Like everything here in Canada, there are several (lots of!) guidelines for the photo required for the PR Card.

***Permanent Resident Card photos are not the same as passport photos.
• You may wear non-tinted and tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that your eyes are not hidden by glare on the lenses. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
• A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance and you wear the accessory on a regular basis.
• The photos must clearly show your face. If you may not remove your head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are visible.
• Photos must have been taken within the last 12 months to ensure an up-to-date likeness.
• Photos may be either black and white or colour.
Date photo
was taken
Notes to the photographer
The two photos must:
• show a full front view of the person’s head showing full face centred in the middle of the photo;
• be clear, well-defined and taken against a plain white background without shadows;
• be produced from the same unretouched film or from the same file capturing the digital image or from two identical photos exposed simultaneously by a split-image or multi-lens camera;
• be original photos (not taken from any existing photo);
• measure between 25 mm and 35 mm (1” and 1 3/8”) from chin to crown;
• have a 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8” x 1 3/4”) finished size;
• be on photographic paper that has a backing which accepts and retains the date. Photos without this backing are not acceptable;
• be on prints that are well-fixed and washed to prevent discolouration;
• bear the date the photo was taken (not the date the photo was printed) directly on the back of one print (stick-on labels are not acceptable).

Taking all of these into consideration, we decided to choose a studio that does PR Card photos...just to avoid the hassle of having our photo being denied and spending another day just to go back to submit the "right" photo.

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Star Photo
4700 Kingsway
Burnaby BC V5H 4M1

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Wanda said...

congrats mel and kimi! malapit na ang PR! Marami ngang requirements yun PR photos. But at least the studios here knows how to follow instructions. I had such a headache when I had my photos taken in Manila for PR papers.

meL said...

thanks wands... oo nga eh the hard part is over na :) waiting nalang :)
i did this 2 times already and I am happy i am almost at the end... next is the citizenship na


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