Passport photos

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PenelopeB
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:57AM
Does anyone know how you get the stamp for the back of passport photos in Canada? I want to start to do passport photos and I can't seem to find out anywhere how to get the stamp. Thanks.

(Edited on 2013-03-27 07:58:04 by PenelopeB)
ValaGrenier
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:22AM
Have you talked to your local passport office? Maybe one of the photographers in the area who does passport photos? I used to do them years ago when managing a Sooter studio but I have no idea where we got them.
PenelopeB
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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:51AM

Thanks... I think I will drop into Henrys and ask them about the stamp, good idea.


I read somewhere that you need a business number? The passport office didn't have a clue, and I can't find anything on the net. They tried to reject my passport because I took my own photo (even though it says you can on their website if you are a commercial photographer).


They put me through to a supervisor, who called iStock and was told that because we got money for our photos, they guessed we were considered "commercial"?


 
RyersonClark
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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:21PM
I did these way back in the 80s, at that time we bought the stamp ourselves.  If I remember correctly, it was just our business stamp with name and address etc on it.  On the other hand, it's around $9.00 to get it done without fuss.

(Edited on 2013-03-28 12:22:00 by RyersonClark)
PenelopeB
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Posted Thu Apr 4, 2013 8:28AM
Thank you Ryerson, but there are 6 of us that I do them for, plus we live out of town, so we have to get all gussied up and co-ordinate 6 people then drive to town and back, so its just easier to do them at home.
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