What documents are needed?
Before launching the online application, you should prepare the necessary documents in advance. Usually, required files must include a ID photo and a copy of the passport (you can take a JPEG format photo at home). To do so, you have to prepare a white background. Tie your hair if it is long and keep a neutral expression on your face. Try to avoid any shadows. To have a well-cropped photo, you can use software like Paintshop and Photofiltre. Retouching reflections and a regulation of contrasts is sometimes necessary. You can also brighten the picture. It must be resized to 350 x 350 pixels. A JPEG format is required.
You have to provide a copy of your passport in PDF format. You can directly scan both pages of the document with this format. If ever the copy of your passport is not legible, this may result in the refusal of your request. This precaution is adopted in order to ensure better border control. So be sure to provide a clear document. To do this, it is possible to scan the passport in JPEG format. Retouch the contrasts for a better reading of the informations. An insertion in Publisher or in Word and an enlargement can be useful. Save your passport copy and run the request.