In France, it is necessary to have a bank account domiciled in France to receive government financial assistance such as housing assistance (CAF) or university scholarships (CROUS).
To open a bank account, you need:
- the photocopy of your ID (identity card, passport or residence permit)
- Proof of residence (rental contract, electricity bill or internet)
- A visa if your nationality requires it
To open a bank account, an appointment with a bank is necessary.