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23.12.2022 - Article


When applying for visa, you can provide evidence that you are able to meet your living costs by opening a blocked bank account. You have free choice of provider. 

Information on providers that offer this service worldwide is available on the Federal Foreign Office website.

Federal Foreign Office

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Please take note of the differences in the fees as well as the application procedures of the providers for opening a blocked account, e.g. upload of passport copy and online ID verification (in a video call)  or actual authentication of your signature and passport copy using a form that must then be sent back to Germany.

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If you have chosen a provider for opening a blocked account (for visa purposes) that requires you to have your signature authenticated on the completed application form please prepare the following…

blocked account with signature authentication

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