How to open a Deutsche blocked account for student in Germany
What is a Blocked Account?
Before starting your studies you must know how to open a Deutsche blocked account in Germany which you can used to prove that you have sufficient money to support yourself or your parents have enough to support you while you are in Germany.
This document is called Proof of financial resources. They will asked this document when you want to apply for an entry visa. You will also need to show it when you want to apply for a resident permit in Germany. In most cases it is required to have a minimum of 8040 Euros in one of the German account for a year and a maximum that you can withdraw is 670 Euros per month. For more about the exact amount, check out at the embassy website. It is required that you make this changes so you don’t face problem in future
When should i open a Blocked Account?
Blocked account should be opened while you are in your country even though some embassies do not required this as some of them allow to take foreign DD of the worth amount and later own you will have to deposit that amount in one of the banks in Germany.
Note: It is always better to consult the embassy, they will give a better option.
Is this money enough for the entire duration?
Even though it will be better, but it will not be enough. The answer is NO. When you arrive you will need to pay your tuition fee for universities that take tuition fee, enrolling fee for enrollment at the university(which includes living cost, rent and registration).
Semester and Registration fees(Tuition fee) can go up to 700 Euros. This some is higher than the monthly limit of your blocked bank account.Base on this if you do not have sufficient money with you, then you will not be able to pay your tuition and semester fees.
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Make sure to have enough money with you so that you will be able to take care of your tuition, semester fees and other basic expenditures.
Semester fees and some other cost should be paid after every new semester, so keep in mind that you should have enough money in your account to cover these expenses.
When is the best time to apply for a Blocked Account?
It is advisable to apply early enough. The block account usually take a few weeks to be process and may even be longer when the semester begins as lots of documents are available to be process during that period.
You can apply for your block account before you can even take up an appointment for the visa processing as its part of the documents the embassy will ask you. But you can still apply when you are in Germany. To obtain an application you can send an email to the Deutsche Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do we need a confirmation admission letter for a blocked account?
Well you do not need a confirmation admission letter for a blocked account. You can open the blocked account before taken up admission . It all depend on if you want to apply before taken admission or after taken up the admission. However, what ever way you decide apply early enough so you don’t go through stress when days are closer .
How to open a Deutsche blocked account in Germany
If you want know how to open a Deutsche blocked account in Germany and the requirements you can either check on the embassy website or follow the basic roles here.To open a blocked account in Germany you should find out a Bank in Germany(Any Bank). You can use Internet to check out more information. Here i will give you the basics way of opening a blocked account. There are different types of account depending on your age group(18 years or above 18 years). After then you can fill the application put a signature and a copy of your passport certified by German embassy as you can see mention on the form and send the application form to the following address(Deutche Bank Address) as showing on the picture below. Please before doing so check more information of the embassy website.
Note: Do not send a scan copy of your document to the bank as attached scan by email of by fax. the bank only accept original copies .
The above address is the address as Hamburg which arrange the processing of account opening in Germany with the office of your future home in Germany and directly notifies you by post or by email about your account number BLZ or IBAN. This process will take about 2-3 weeks and then your account will be opened.
You can then transfer at least 8040Euro plus 50 Euro (For charges on account opening). Once you reach in Germany you can also make up an appointment at the Bank for your ATM card which you can used to withdraw money. It does not have to be the same bank. It can be any Bank