Digital Photo and Government Issued ID Specifications

Digital Photo Specifications

The digital photo will be used to create your U of R Photo ID Card.

The U of R Photo ID Card is used to identify you as a student, faculty and/or staff at the University of Regina and indicates that you are entitled to the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of that role.


The photo must be easily viewed, in focus, and recognizable as you or it will be rejected.

  • The image must be a colour photo containing a clear, front view of the full face against a solid coloured background The photo must be a portrait, in focus, of only you.
  • Hats, toques, headbands, or sunglasses may not be worn in the photo.
  • Your eyes must be open and looking directly ahead.
  • Head coverings worn for religious or medical reasons can be worn but must not cover any part of the face. The head covering must not obscure or obstruct a full front view of the face, nor can it cast a shadow on the face.
  • The image file size must be under 2 megabytes and a JPG/JPEG file-type.

Photos will be rejected if:

  • There is no contrast (e.g. white shirt on a white background)
  • You are wearing unapproved head wear (e.g. ball cap, hood)
  • Your face is not clearly visible or is partially covered
  • The photo is low resolution
  • It appears to be photoshopped or altered in any way
  • If the photo does not resemble your Government Issued Photo ID

Government Issued Photo Identification Specifications

In order for the Registrar’s Office to verify your digital photo, we require a copy of your Government Issued Photo ID, such as a Canadian Driver’s License or a Passport. The image needs to be clear with your photo and all details visible for it to be accepted.