Apply For
VISA to France
In
India and Nepal
  • Photograph Specifications to be affixed on Visa form

    Applicants, submit your Application form with the new photo format, as explained in the below file:

     Sample Photograph
Attaching the Photo to the Application form

  • Staple or glue one photograph to the application form in the designated space. If the photograph is stapled, staples should be placed as far away as possible from the applicant's face
    Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:1 - How many photos are required to be submitted with the visa application form?
Q:2 - What type of paper are the photographs to be printed on?

Q:3 - Do the photos have to be in color?
Q:4 - How recent must the photos be?
Q:5 - How big must the photos be?
Q:6 - What pose should the photos show?
Q:7 - How big should the head be in the photo?
Q:8 - Can hats or religious headgear be worn for the photo?
Q:9 - Can eyeglasses be worn for the photo?
Q:10 - Can sunglasses or tinted glasses be worn?
Q:11 - Can work uniforms be worn for the photo?
Q:12 - Can a parent or guardian appear in the photo of a minor child?
Q:13 - Are photos that are copied from recent driver licenses or other official documents acceptable?
Q:14- Are group photos accepted for a party applying for a visa together?

Q:1- How many photos are required to be submitted with the visa application form?

Two (2) photos must be submitted with the visa application; one affixed to the application form.

Q:2- What type of paper are the photographs to be printed on?
The photos should be printed on thin photo-quality paper.

Q:3- Do the photos have to be in color?

Yes, ONLY coloured photos with white or light background will be accepted.

Q:4- How recent must the photos be?
The photos must be no older than 6 months.
Q:5- How big must the photos be?
The photos must measure exactly 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms.
Q:6- What pose should the photos show?
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 against a plain white or light background. The applicant should have a natural expression, mouth closed, and eyes open and looking directly ahead. Photos in which the face of the person being photographed is not in focus will not be accepted.

Q:7- How big should the head be in the photo?

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.
Q:8- Can hats or religious headgear be worn for the photo?
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.

Q:9- Can eyeglasses be worn for the photo?

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.

Q:10- Can sunglasses or tinted glasses be worn?

Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.
Q:11- Can work uniforms be worn for the photo?

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.

Q:12- Can a parent or guardian appear in the photo of a minor child?
No, the minor child must be the only subject in the photo. Nothing used to support the minor child, whether by mechanical or human means, should be in the camera's frame.

Q:13- Are photos that are copied from recent driver licenses or other official documents acceptable?

No, only original photographs are acceptable. Copied or digitally scanned photos of photos will not be accepted. In addition, photos must not be retouched to alter the customer's appearance in any way.
Q:14- Are group photos accepted for a party applying for a visa together?
No, since a separate visa is issued to each qualified applicant, an individual photo is required in all cases. Group photos are not acceptable.