Bank account application in France

Apply for a bank account

What for?

It is mandatory to have a French bank account registered in France to be eligible to financial assistance provided by government institution, e.g. housing financial assistance (CAF) and student scholarships (CROUS).

How to proceed

Applying for a bank account in France will require you to provide:

  • A copy of your ID whether that is your Passport, National ID or residence permit.
  • Proof of address in France, e.g. tenancy agreement, electricity bill.
  •  A visa if required by your home country
It is necessary to set up an appointment with the financial institution.
Pro Tip: Do not hesitate to ask for an English-speaking interlocutor before setting up your appointment.

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