woman holding passport on stephen avenue in downtown Calgary

Passport Photos

Quick and reliable passport and ID photos by SNAP Foto. Located on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, the SNAP Foto studio is 4 blocks south of the Harry Hays building. In addition to passport photos, SNAP Foto can also take photos for citizenship, Visa applications, permanent resident, firearms acquisition license, and also general ID photos.


We take ID photos of adults, children, and babies. The Photos are guaranteed to be within specification, and we will happily review the government specification checklist with you in person. In case of rejection, SNAP Foto will re-take at no additional cost.


All ID photos for adults and kids (2 and over)  are $19 per person, babies 1 and under are an additional $10, all photos come with 2 physical prints. Additional print sets are available at $10 per set of 2 images. Digital (E-mail) delivery is also available for an additional $5.


Walk-ins are welcome, but not always available. Booking online or by phone ensures your time slot and no wait times.


How long does it take?

A single individual will take less than 10 minutes. Larger families and groups will take longer.

Should I wear my glasses?

We recommend that you do not wear your glasses in your passport photo. The passport office will reject the faintest glare in your glasses.

What should I wear?

We recommend that you do not wear light colored tops. The passport office requires that passport photos have sufficient contrast between the subject and the white background. Head coverings are not allowed in passport photos unless they are for religious reasons. Please refrain from wearing large reflective jewellery and earrings.

Where are you located?

200-118 8 Ave SW. We are on Stephen Avenue, in downtown Calgary. We are 1 block NW from the Calgary Tower, and on the same block as Winners on 8th Ave. We are a 10 minute walk from the Harry Hays building passport office.