French embassy clarifies need for clear personal photos for visas

The French embassy in Kuwait said it was ready to listen to complaints from applicants of long-term visa to France. The embassy stressed that female applicants of long-term visa will need to provide their photographs without wearing a headscarf.

“According to the instructions issued by the French government, female applicants for long-term visas must provide a photo of an exposed head unless they have stated religious reasons that prevents them from doing so, stressing that in any case, the photo should show the under chin and top of the forehead and facial contour.

The statement added that upon arrival in France, the visa holder would have to provide photographs of the exposed head when applying for a residence card to the competent authorities in the country.