Passport Photo Requirements forFrance

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Last updated/checked : 24/10/2017

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Passport Requirements

Required photo dimensions : 35mm x 45mm.
1photos will need to be submitted
Alight Grey or Blueis needed for your photos

Photo to be no more than 6 months old
Head size and position: Centered and forward facing. Face must be between 30mm-36mm
head needs to take up 70-80% of the entire photo
If possible, the ears should be exposed
Photos should be in colour showing natural skin tones.
Glasses or other eyewear of any kind that affects the appearance of the person is not allowed
Face masks and veils, even if traditional and part of normal wear, are not permitted.
The photos should not have any flash reflection on the skin
Eyes should not appear red in colour
Hair should not obscure, even partly, a clear view of the person’s eyes.
In the case of babies the eyes need to be open

Visa Requirements

Photo to be no older than 1 month
The photos should be printed on thin photo-quality paper. ONLY coloured photos
The photo should show a clear, front view, full face of the applicant.
The applicant should be in normal street attire, without hat or dark glasses
The applicant should have a natural expression, mouth closed, and eyes open and looking directly ahead.
The applicant's head, measured from the bottom of the chin to the top of the hair, should be 3.6 cms .
The head should be centred in the photo.
The head of the person being photographed should not be tilted up, down or to the side.
Unless worn daily for religious reasons, all hats or headgear should be removed for the photo.
In all cases, no item or attire should cover or otherwise obscure any part of the face.
Eyeglasses worn on a daily basis can be worn for the photo. However, there should be no reflections from the eyeglasses that obscure the eyes.
Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons.
Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except in the case of religious attire that is worn daily. Otherwise, normal street attire should be worn.

Dimensions : 35mm x 45mm.
Number of Photos Required : 2
Background Requirements : plain white or light background

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