In conformity with Article 13 of the visas code (Schengen visas) and the French regulation (long term visas and overseas territories), the photographs must follow the following specifications:

  • Coloured photo taken against a white background
  • Size: 35mm x 45mm, maximum head length: 25mm
  • Head must not be tilted
  • Absolutely no eyewear and headgear in any form
  • Image must not have been altered
  • Image must be clear
  Samples of acceptable and not acceptable photographs

If the visa applicant’s file does not contain the required number of photographs, the French Consular Authority has instructed the VFS Visa Application Centre not to accept the application.