Get Your Perfect France Visa Photo Today

Get a perfect France visa photo with guaranteed acceptance!

ID photos
Guarantee of
Get Your Perfect France Visa Photo Today
ID photos
Guarantee of

How does it work?

Perfect biometric photo within 3 minutes.

Check how simple and smart is it!

Take or upload a photo

Take or upload a photo

That's the only thing you need to do. Take or upload a photo - we will take care of the rest.

AI prepares the photo

AI prepares the photo

Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

Expert verification

Expert verification

Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

Digital or printed photos

Digital or printed photos

You can download a digital version and order a printout which we will send within 2-3 days. Delivery is free!


Take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

You save time and money


Don't waste time, effort or money. You can take your passport photo without leaving home.

Professional service

Over 1 million people have used our services within the past 11 years. Our Photo Experts are available 24/7.

Money-back guarantee

We give you a guarantee of acceptance by authorities or otherwise we will refund you double the price!

Satisfaction guarantee

Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied.

How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

Follow simple instruction to take a perfect ID photo.


Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

France Visa Photo: Size and Requirements

Instant France Visa Photo with Free Delivery
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
Is it suitable for online submission?
Image definition parameters
Head height: 34.5 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
Is it printable?
Background Color
Show more

Was this helpful?

Rating: 4.87
Votes: 110

More about France Visa Photo - Requirements

France visa photo requirements 

The photo requirements for a French visa photo include a passport-style photo with: 

  • The applicant’s face being clearly recognisable and centred 
  • A neutral facial expression and closed mouth
  • Ideally, a light grey or light blue background
  • Even illumination of the applicant's face
  • No headwear or accessories obscuring the face

The visa photo for France must be printed on high-quality photo paper, be taken within the last six months and follow specific guidelines. The visa photo should be in colour.

France visa photo size

The French visa photo must be 35×45 mm in size. The applicant's face must occupy 70-80% of the photo and be 32 to 36 mm high, measured from chin to forehead.

France visa photo background

The background must be plain, uniform, and light-coloured. Ideally, the background should be light grey or light blue. There must be no patterns, shadows, or objects in the background.

In addition, the photo should not be over- or underexposed and must be properly contrasted, with no shadows on the face or in the background. White is not permitted as a background colour.

France visa photo clothing

Everyday clothing like t-shirts, collared shirts or simple blouses is acceptable for French visa photos. Avoid wearing tops showing your shoulders like tank tops, tube tops and halter tops. 

Military clothing and uniforms are not permitted in French visa photos. 

Glasses in the French visa photo

Glasses are permitted in visa photos for France, as long as they do not obscure the eyes. Reflections, glare and thick frames obscuring the eyes should, however, be avoided in the photo. 

Sunglasses and tinted or coloured glasses can only be worn for medical reasons. 

Head coverings in the French visa photo

Head coverings like hats, scarves, and caps are only allowed for religious reasons in French visa photos. If you do wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your face is entirely visible from your chin to the top of your head and that the head covering does not cast any shadows on your face or on the background.

How recent should my France visa photo be?

You need to submit a recent photo for your visa application. The photo must be taken within the last six months.

French visa photo editor

Say goodbye to the hassle of getting a perfect French visa photo. Our AI-enhanced visa and passport photo editor is here to help! Simply upload a selfie and let our tool take care of the rest. 

Our online editor will automatically adjust the photo's size, crop it, and check the lighting to make sure it meets the official requirements. With our built-in verification tool, you can rest assured that your photo will be accepted for your visa application. 

So why wait? 

Try our tool now by uploading a photo or download our visa photo app on Android or our visa photo app on iOS and take the photo with your phone. Applying for a French visa has never been easier! 

France visa photo: Overview

In the following table, you can find the most important visa photo requirements for France:

France Visa Photo Requirements


Facial expression

Neutral facial expression with closed mouth


35×45 mm 


Plain, uniform, and light-coloured; white is not permitted


Everyday clothing; avoid military clothing and uniforms


Permitted as long as they do not obscure the eyes

Head coverings

Only permitted for religious reasons

Photo age

Must be taken within the last six months

Photo requirements are based on:
Last update: 30/05/23