About us

GBA Blocked Account is is a service provided by DR-WALTER GmbH. In this section, you will find general information about both companies and other participating partners.

GBA - German Blocked Account

"GBA" stands for "German Blocked Account". DR-WALTER aims at making students and other foreign visitors their stay in Germany and fulfilling the necessary prerequisites as easy as possible. One of the prerequisites for a stay in Germany is obtaining a visa which again is subject to several conditions. One of these conditions is that foreign visitors have to prove that they are able to support themselves during their stay in Germany.

This proof is generally effected by a blocked account. We from DR-WALTER want to make the process of opening an officially approved blocked account as simple as possible for our foreign visitors.


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DR-WALTER is the leading expert in insuring private and business travel as well as stays abroad. In 2019, the company celebrated its 60th anniversary. DR-WALTER cooperates with a wide range of insurance companies and, as an insurance broker, is obliged to provide impartial and objective counselling and advice. In addition to its own insurance solutions, DR-WALTER also runs a number of portals on insuring international mobility.

At our headquarters in Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany, we carry out all contract management as well as claims and payment handling. This ensures a quick and straightforward processing of your claims and requests. For more information about DR-WALTER and your contact partners, go to www.dr-walter.com.

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Expatrio Global Services GmbH from Berlin is responsible for the online opening and management of the blocked account. The team of Expatrio consists of experienced and dedicated experts both in the field of digital relocation and regarding the topic "studying and working abroad."

To guarantee that your blocked account is administratively and legally safe, Expatrio cooperates with the escrow services and payment provider Aion.

Do you require advice?
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

T +49 2247 9194-995


If you have already transferred the blocked amount, please contact our partner Expatrio with any questions.