What is a blocked account?

Of course, there are various forms of blocked accounts. In this section we provide information about the blocked account you probably need if you want to study in Germany and if your home country does not belong to the European Union or the "Schengen states". Among others, this applies to:

  • Turkey
  • China
  • India
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Cameroon
  • Vietnam
  • South Corea
  • Morocco

In these and many other countries you need to prove your ability to support yourself during your stay in Germany when applying for a visa. The most common method to fulfill this requirement is opening a German blocked account. Please contact the responsible embassy or consulate general if you want to find out whether you need a blocked account for your visa.

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

What is the purpose of a blocked account?

With a German blocked account you can prove your ability to support yourself during your stay in Germany. The account will be blocked until you arrive in Germany. Once you have access to the account, a restriction applies: There is a limitation on the amount that can be withdrawn or transferred per month unless you have paid in more than the demanded minimum blocked amount. In the latter case, higher monthly withdrawals can be agreed.

In general, you need to deposit €934 for each month you plan to spend in Germany. This means you have to deposit a minimum sum of €11,208 if you want to spend one year in Germany. However, you do not have to worry about these details now. All relevant questions will be clarified during the online opening of your new blocked account.

Would you like to get more information? Watch the video.

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.