Banking Forms and Applications

Banking-Related Applications Manual:

This manual provides a detailed guide to the processes and procedures involved in the various banking-related corporate transactions requiring Department approval, review, registration or notification.

Banking Applications/Forms:

Banks seeking the Department’s approval to establish a new branch office or relocate an existing branch office should utilize this form below. If the bank meets expedited processing criteria, a letter form notification should be submitted to this office in lieu of the branch office application.


Pay Annual Bank Holding Company Assessment Fees online at:  NOTE: This is the site to pay your annual holding company assessment on-line with ACH draft authorization or credit card.  This fee is required per Department Rule Rule 80-5-1-.03(3)(a).

Other Forms:

Request for Permission to use “bank”, "credit union", or “trust” and/or similar word(s) in a name:

Request Permission to use "bank", "credit union", or "trust" in a name - (pursuant to Section 7-1-243 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated)

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization Form and Instructions:

EFT/ACH Authorization Form and Instructions for Annual Assessments for State-Chartered Financial Institutions


Verification of Lawful Presence within the United States (Financial Institutions):

The Department of Banking and Finance is required to verify the lawful presence of every individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other business entity submitting an application for public benefits as defined by O.C.G.A. § 50-36-1(4).


Registration of Representative Offices for a Georgia State-Chartered Bank: