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How is the passport photo service in Shoppers drug mart?

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How is the passport photo service in Shoppers drug mart?

Do they do a good job? where do you usually take your passport photo?
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Costco.

Take it to Wal-Mart if you're not a member.

Seriously, go with the cheapest. It a passport photo. I'm sure SDM more than the two.
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costco, walmart or whoever does it for cheap. SDM is pricey.
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Cost of a passport photo to a retailer is 4-6 cents.

Go for the cheapest.
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Yes, the photos are to standard and you can get more than just a Canadian passport. However, Shoppers has gone up in price (I guess due to convenience) so if that's important to you, go ahead.

You simply ask the cashier that you'd like to have a passport photo taken and they will call the appropriate staff to take the photo.
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bembol wrote: Costco.

Take it to Wal-Mart if you're not a member.

Seriously, go with the cheapest. It a passport photo. I'm sure SDM more than the two.
Thanks..

Need to take a PR card photo and a photo for citizenship at the same time.
5 years ago when I update my PR card I used a local photo shop, and the Photos got rejected... don't want it to happen again.

I broke my leg couple weeks ago, so I‘m not convenient to drive... But there's a SDM right at my condo. So I wonder if anyone tried it before.
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bhrm wrote: Cost of a passport photo to a retailer is 4-6 cents.

Go for the cheapest.
Thanks..

Need to take a PR card photo and a photo for citizenship at the same time.
5 years ago when I update my PR card I used a local photo shop, and the Photos got rejected... don't want it to happen again.

I broke my leg couple weeks ago, so I‘m not convenient to drive... But there's a SDM right at my condo. So I wonder if anyone tried it before.
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DaVibe wrote: Yes, the photos are to standard and you can get more than just a Canadian passport. However, Shoppers has gone up in price (I guess due to convenience) so if that's important to you, go ahead.

You simply ask the cashier that you'd like to have a passport photo taken and they will call the appropriate staff to take the photo.
Thanks..

Need to take a PR card photo and a photo for citizenship at the same time.
5 years ago when I update my PR card I used a local photo shop, and the Photos got rejected... don't want it to happen again.

I broke my leg couple weeks ago, so I‘m not convenient to drive... But there's a SDM right at my condo. So I wonder if anyone tried it before.
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BatmoBeal wrote: Thanks..

Need to take a PR card photo and a photo for citizenship at the same time.
5 years ago when I update my PR card I used a local photo shop, and the Photos got rejected... don't want it to happen again.

I broke my leg couple weeks ago, so I‘m not convenient to drive... But there's a SDM right at my condo. So I wonder if anyone tried it before.
Shoppers does a lot of passport photos. Just make sure the background is white (when you see the photos) and you should be fine. They stamp the photo as well.
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BatmoBeal wrote: Thanks..

Need to take a PR card photo and a photo for citizenship at the same time.
5 years ago when I update my PR card I used a local photo shop, and the Photos got rejected... don't want it to happen again.

I broke my leg couple weeks ago, so I‘m not convenient to drive... But there's a SDM right at my condo. So I wonder if anyone tried it before.
Just make sure you tell them what it's for. PR and passport photo specs are different. The bigger scam is they may charge you twice since it's for two things..
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bhrm wrote: Just make sure you tell them what it's for. PR and passport photo specs are different. The bigger scam is they may charge you twice since it's for two things..
Went there and asked about the specs, staff said PR and passport are the same spec now
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The quality at Shoppers drug mart is terrible.
It's your picture - respect yourself and spend a couple more dollars
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There are requirements for passport photos, which you can read about here.

All that matters is that the photos you get adhere to those requirements.

Any major place like Costco or Shoppers should be fine. I've even had ones done at a local photo store in the mall and they were fine too. You just make sure they're being done specifically for passport photos.

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