Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Symbol of the Government of Canada


Firearms Licences Regulations

Version of section 14 from 2022-05-18 to 2024-06-19:

  •  (1) For the purposes of these Regulations, a photograph of an applicant must be in colour or in black and white and must

    • (a) show a full front-view of the applicant’s head and shoulders and have a plain background;

    • (b) have a view of the applicant’s head that is at least 30 mm (1.375 inches) in length;

    • (c) show the applicant’s face unobscured by sunglasses or any other object; and

    • (d) be signed on the back by the person who, in accordance with paragraph 3(1)(b) or 9(1)(b), as the case may be, signs a statement in the application confirming that the photograph accurately identifies the applicant, together with both that person’s and the applicant’s name printed legibly on the back.

  • (2) An application that is made by an individual who, for religious reasons, cannot be photographed must be accompanied by

    • (a) a declaration, signed by the applicant, stating that the applicant cannot, for religious reasons, be photographed; and

    • (b) a declaration, signed by an individual who is of the same religion as the applicant and who is authorized under the laws of a province to solemnize marriages, stating that that religion prohibits the taking of photographs of its members and that the applicant is a member of that religion.

  • SOR/2004-274, s. 13
  • SOR/2022-91, s. 3

Date modified: