Passport photo requirement ‘an unnecessary restriction’

Passport photos require a photo of the passport holder to be provided by the authorities.

The law requires that a passport photo is provided if the passport is held by someone with a valid identity card, visa or passport that can be used for purposes such as entry into France.

In recent years, several European countries have made the passport photo requirement mandatory for all passengers entering the country.

France requires all passengers to have their passport photos taken at a passport control centre and has made it compulsory for travellers from countries with a high risk of terrorism to also carry their passports at all times.

Passport photo restrictions are often linked to the European Union passport bloc.

France has been the only EU member state to introduce a mandatory photo of a passport holder when traveling outside of the bloc.

Passport photos are compulsory for all non-EU passengers entering France from the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.