Opening a Blocked Account (Sperrkonto) in Germany / Attestation of a Signature

Checklist for opening a blocked account for foreign students at the Deutsche Bank:

Incomplete or incorrect applications will result in processing delays. This checklist is designed to help you to open a blocked account. We recommend to open the account in due time as proof of adequate financing is a prerequisite for the students’ visa application.

1.    Download the form “Opening of a bank account/blocked account for foreign students” from Deutsche Bank. Complete the application form.

2.    Print two black & white (b/w) copies of the completed application form (one copy is for your records).

3.    You do not require an appointment with the Embassy. You can come from Sunday to Wednesday at 01:30 pm for the authentication process. The fee is EUR 20/- payable in local currency.
Submit the following documents and have them certified by the German Embassy:
□    Complete account application form
□    Valid passport
□    A copy of the course admission letter from your university/language school

In addition to the application form, please provide:
□    Certified copies of your passport
□    A copy of the admission letter from your university/language school
□    Evidence of the source of your funds (e.g. bank statements)
□    A pre-paid envelope (the only private service provider who is issuing a pre-paid envelope at this moment from Bangladesh is FedEx). The German Embassy will send the completed, certified and signed application form to the following recipient:

Deutsche Bank
Privat- und Geschäftskunden AG
Alter Wall 53
20457 Hamburg
Germany

Please note:
□    Only b/w copies are acceptable
□    Signature and address in application form and passport need to be identical

4.    After the account has been opened, transfer the minimum balance (EUR 8,640/-) and service fee to your new account at the Deutsche Bank.
•    Important Note: the Deutsche Bank will send your IBAN and BIC to your email address or your registered postal address (whichever was selected in your account application) once the account has been opened.
•    Please allow for any fees charged by your usual bank and transfer charges.
•    Please note that the Deutsche Bank does not accept cheque payments.
•    As soon as the Deutsche Bank has received the funds, they will automatically contact you by email or letter, depending on how you have opted to receive information of your account.

See following page for information regarding the pre-paid envelope:

German missions abroad assigned to participate in the authentication process as part of opening a blocked account for foreign students have been instructed to forward the account documents as well as other requested paperwork directly to the Deutsche Bank.

It is not the responsibility of the German mission however to actually organize and undertake the shipment of the documents. It is rather the duty of the client of the Deutsche Bank to make sure that the necessary steps to ship the paperwork to Germany have been arranged beforehand.

To ensure a smooth and speedy delivery of the bank documents to the Deutsche Bank, the client is kindly asked to bring the pre-paid envelope for shipping along to the appointment at the German mission. For this she/he can make use of the services of an international shipping provider like DHL, FedEx or UPS. Please note that the only private service provider who is issuing a pre-paid envelope at this moment from Bangladesh is FedEx.

The German mission will use this pre-paid envelope to forward the paperwork to the service office of the Deutsche Bank.

It should be addressed as follows:

Recipient:
Sender:

Deutsche Bank

Privat- und Geschäftskunden AG

Alter Wall 53

20457 Hamburg

Germany

postal address

customer ID

The German mission is not responsible for loss or damage or the timely arrival of the shipment.

Opening a Blocked Account (Sperrkonto) in Germany / Attestation of a Signature

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