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Blocked Account in Germany

Blocked Account in Germany

Appealing for a visa can be an extended and drawn-out procedure, with countless documents and necessities. If you are appealing for a German Student Visa or Job Pursuer Visa, one of the most puzzling parts of the method is the Blocked Account. A Blocked Account is one of the conducts you can use to give “evidence of financial resources” when applying for a Germany Visa. As of 2020, the annual amount is at least €10,236 or €853 each month.  The way the procedure works is:

  • You deposit a minimum of €10,236 in a Blocked Bank Account in Germany
  • The money will be “blocked”, and you can only withdraw the highest €853 per month of your living in Germany

Who Requires a Blocked Account?

You require a Blocked Account if you are appealing for one of the following sorts of Germany visas:

  • Student Visa
  • Language Course Visa
  • Job Seeker Visa

You also require a Blocked Account when you are applying for your German Residence Visa. So even if you do not require a visa to arrive in Germany, you still have to get a Blocked Account if you are entering Germany for studying or job-seeking determinations. If not, you cannot obtain your residence permit (the residence permit lets you stay in Germany lengthier than three months). This contains citizens from Australia, Canada, Honduras, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of South Korea, and the USA. Failing to verify adequate funds for your stay will result in visa rejection.

How to Open a Blocked Account

There are two core choices that global students select when they open a Blocked Account:

Via Fintiba: Fintiba is the calmest and quickest option in terms of opening a Blocked Account. The procedure is completed online, and you do not have to hold for weeks on end and deal with bureaucratic service area. Fintiba has been officially permitted and suggested by the German Federal Office. The procedure for opening a Blocked Account via Fintiba is as follows:

  • Register on the Fintiba WEBSITE.
  • Fill up the application form
  • Upload a scanned copy of your passport
  • The account will be opened in about ten minutes. When you create the account:
    • Transfer or deposit the money.  You also have to compensate for a processing fee, which is about €89.
    • Wait to get the confirmation email
    • Get a printed copy of the Confirmation Email. Affix it with other documents

Via Deutsche Bank: If you wish to open a Deutsche Bank Blocked Account, you will have to do it via the German Embassy in your nation. There is no online procedure existing. Therefore it will take an extended time, generally about 2 to 3 weeks. You should also legalize various documents prior to submission. It is a much lengthier procedure, and it charges more.

  • Get the APPLICATION FORM from their website
  • Fill up and complete the application form electronically and then get two copies printed
  • Send the resulting documents to the German Embassy to be legalized:
    • Valid passport
    • A photocopy of the Acceptance Letter at your school/ or university
    • A prepaid envelope (from FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.)
    • Evidence of the basis of your funds
  • Submit the documents and a photocopy of the application form to the German Embassy
  • The German Embassy will forward the form to the related Deutsche Bank branch in Germany via mail
  • When the application has been managed, Deutsche Bank will send you your IBAN and BIC either over your email or registered address
  • Transfer or deposit the money at the Blocked Bank Account in Deutsche Bank
  • After the bank receives your money, they will inform you via email or registered post

Fees to Open a Blocked Account

The fees for opening a Blocked Account varies depending on the procedure or bank. If you appeal through Fintiba, you will have to compensate for an initial processing fee of €89 and then a monthly charge of €4.90. If you open your blocked account via Deutsche Bank, you have to pay the initial processing fee of €150 and then the monthly charge of €5.90. Furthermore, you also have to compensate a fee for the certification of your documents which depends on your nation from where you are applying.