In general, you need a blocked account in Germany if your home country does not belong to the European Union or the Schengen states and if you want to stay in Germany for some time for specific reasons. For example, you might need a blocked account if you plan to spend some time in Germany as a student, language student or participant in an international exchange program as part of an education program.
Opening a blocked account is not the only way you can prove that you can support yourself during your studies in Germany. The following options might be accepted, too:
Please note: proof of student employment or other minor employment in Germany is usually not officially accepted as proof of the ability to support yourself.
Opening a German blocked account is the easiest and quickest way for most people to prove that they are able to support themselves and thus fulfill an important prerequisite for their visa application. Opening a GBA Blocked Account is an especially quick and inexpensive solution.
If you do not know whether you need a visa for your stay in Germany, please look at this official list of the Federal Foreign Office. Here you can find all countries for which a visa is required as well as additional information.
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.