Close a Bank Account in France

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Excellent service, definitely recommended. Very good and reliable service!
Rakesh Rathod
Rakesh Rathod
14 Jun 2024

Service Details

Close a Bank Account

This service is available across France

Who Is This Service For?

  • Many people find themselves in the situation where, having formerly lived in France they have no plans to return and need to close a bank account in France. 
  • It's particularly beneficial for expatriates, foreign workers, students, or retirees who are relocating to another country, yet find it impossible to finalise the closure of the account from a foreign country. 
  • Also, there may be situations where a bank account of a deceased relative needs to be closed, and the funds transferred according to the Will. 
  • Often, these clients face language barriers, bureaucratic complexities, and unfamiliar banking protocols that make the account closure process daunting. 
  • Our service simplifies this, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free closure of their bank accounts in France. 
  • By navigating through the complexities of local banking regulations and procedures, we relieve our clients from the stress and confusion often associated with such processes, especially for those who are not fluent in the local language or unfamiliar with local banking norms.
Who Is This Service For?


  • To avail of this service, the client must be the legitimate holder of the bank account in France they wish to close. 
  • There are no specific nationality or age requirements; however, the client must be able to provide valid identification (such as a passport or resident ID) and account ownership documentation. 
  • If the client is not in France, a power of attorney might be necessary to facilitate the process on their behalf. 


The procedure for closing a bank account in France involves several steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: Understanding your specific situation and requirements.
  2. Documentation Gathering: Collecting necessary documents such as ID proofs and account details.
  3. Communication with Bank: Liaising with the bank to initiate the closure process, which might involve filling out specific forms or meeting certain bank-specific requirements.
  4. Monitoring and Confirmation: Overseeing the process until the account is officially closed and providing you with confirmation.
  5. This process may vary slightly depending on the bank's policies and whether you are in France or abroad.


  • The primary benefit of this service is the peace of mind and convenience it offers. 
  • Clients avoid the potential pitfalls and confusion of navigating the local banking system, especially those who are not proficient in the local language. 
  • Timely closure of accounts can prevent unnecessary fees or charges and safeguard against potential misuse of dormant accounts. 
  • Additionally, clients benefit from professional guidance, ensuring all legal and financial implications are adequately addressed. 
  • This service also offers the flexibility of handling the closure process remotely, ideal for clients who have already left France or cannot be physically present.

What Does This Service Consist Of?

  1. Client Consultation: Understanding your specific needs and circumstances.
  2. Document Verification: Ensuring all required documents are accurate and complete.
  3. Bank Liaison: Contacting the bank to understand their specific closure requirements.
  4. Form Completion and Submission: Assisting in filling out any necessary forms and submitting them to the bank.
  5. Handling Communications: Managing all correspondence with the bank to ensure the process is progressing smoothly.
  6. Final Confirmation: Providing you with official confirmation once the account is successfully closed.
  7. Each step is handled with utmost care and professionalism, ensuring a seamless and efficient closure of the bank account.
What Does This Service Consist Of?

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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