How do I open my GBA Blocked Account?

Opening your GBA Blocked Account is easy. The procedure is as follows:

  • You fill in your personal data in the application form.
  • You upload your identification papers.
  • You confirm your identity and open your blocked account.
  • You transfer the required blocked amount.
  • After receipt of payment you will get the officially approved confirmation of your blocked account.
  • It's as simple as that! Depending on your answers some more questions might be asked when you enter your data, but it should be easy to answer them. If some of the prerequisites for opening the blocked account are not met, you will be offered help and advice - free of charge, of course.

    How long does it take to open the blocked account?

    Opening your blocked account only takes a few minutes. You only need to enter a few details into the application form, then you upload a copy of your identity papers and you're almost done. You will get the confirmation of the account opening within 24 hours. Afterwards you can transfer the minimum blocked amount. After receipt of payment (in international payment traffic this usually takes 3 to 5 working days after the money has been transferred) you will immediately get the officially approved confirmation of your blocked account for your visa application.

    No paperwork, no long waiting times, no visits to the authorities. Just open your blocked account online and you will already have cleared one hurdle on the way to getting your visa - quickly and comfortably.

    Why not just check it out?

    Just click on "Open blocked account" and check out the registration process. You will see that we will clarify relevant questions with you before asking for any contact data. Don't worry: before you really open your account, this will be pointed out to you clearly and explicitly. Just check it out.

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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.