Bank Account

To open a bank account you will need the following:

  1. Your residence registration (Meldebescheinigung), the certificate you will receive upon registering your domicile,
  2. Your employment contract,
  3. Your 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 to open a blocked account (Sperrkonto) to apply for a particular type of visa, please review the following information from the

German Foreign Office


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