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ID photo requirements in France

In different countries, the requirements for photo documents differ. You need to read them carefully, because even in one country, different requirements for a photo are different for different documents. Webappium tried to study these parameters and help make it as easy as possible to create a photo of the desired size and provide a link to the current requirements. You can also choose the size of the paper on which you plan to print the photo.

Document photo requirements in France are the same for all types of documents except visa, visa requirements are more strict:

  • Passport Internal
  • Passport Book
  • Residence permit

Photo for documents in France

France documents photograph example
  • Source: Public Service
  • Size: Photo size 35 x 45 mm. A color photo is highly recommended.
  • General requirements: The person should look directly into the camera, with a neutral facial expression and a closed mouth. The face should be sharp and clear, the eyes should be clearly visible and open. The hair should not cover the face (the bangs do not cover the eyes), the ears are visible.
  • Photo quality: The photo must be clear and free of damage or defects. The photo must not be underexposed or overexposed, with the correct contrast. The photo should not have shadows on the face or background.
  • Head size and Orientation: The face should cover 70 - 80% of the photo from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (excluding hair).
  • Head coverings: The photo must be taken without headgear (no hat, scarf or headband).
  • Eyeglasses: If you have glasses, you don't have to wear them in the photos. On the other hand, if you wear them, then the frame should not be thick and not cover your eyes.
  • Background: The background should be solid, light in color (for example, light blue or light gray). White background is prohibited.
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Photo for Visa in France

France visa photograph example
  • Quelle: Government France-Visas
  • Size: Photo width must be 35-40mm.
  • General requirements: The photograph must show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly. You must be alone (no chair back, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed. Keep your eyes open and clearly visible - no hair across your eyes.
  • Photo quality: The photo must be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflection on your face and no red eye. The photograph must be in sharp focus and clear, have appropriate brightness and contrast with color neutral. It must be of high quality with no ink marks or creases. Photographs must be printed on photo-quality paper.
  • Head size and Orientation: Close up of your head and top your shoulders so that you face takes up70-80% of photograph. Look directly at the camera. Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes.
  • Head coverings: The photo must be taken without headgear (no hat, scarf or headband) except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.
  • Eyeglasses: Show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them). Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.
  • Background: The background should be plain light-colored.
  • Submit a recent photo, taken within 6 months.
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