Bank Account

To open a bank account you will need the following:

  1. Residence registration (Meldebescheinigung), the certificate you will receive upon registering your domicile
  2. Employment contract
  3. Passport
  4. Depending on country of origin, your birth certificate with a certified translation
  5. Initial deposit (the minimum deposit depends on the bank you choose)


To open an account, we recommend that you make an appointment with the bank of your choice.


Opening of a blocked account

If you need a blocked account (Sperrkonto) to apply for a suitable visa, we would like to draw your attention to the following information from

German Foreign Office

DeGiS (Deutsche Gesellschaft internationaler Studierender)

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