Authorization to open and renew domestic accounts in foreign currencies for the benefit of residents



Documents required

File to be submitted to the BCEAO and comprising:

    • Request addressed to the Minister in charge of Finance, specifying the company name (legal person) or the first and last names (natural person) of the applicant, the motivation, the currency, the domiciliary bank, the duration of the account
    • Supporting documents (contract or any other document)


The deadline depends on the instruction timeframe at the BCEAO level

Time limit

3 months