Opening a bank account
You need the following documents:
- valid passport or residence permit
- proof of fixed abode - copy of your lease or rent payment receipts
You should ask the bank for:
- a cheque book and/or a bank debit card
- slip showing details of your bank account, available at your bank (mainly asked for whenever direct bank transfers are needed – e.g., paying bills). In French, this is called a “Relevé d’Identité Bancaire”.
Last updated: April 2010