There are some specific requirements that a student has to fulfil to get a Germany Student Visa. One of these requirements is presenting a Blocked Bank Account. It is a special kind of bank account for foreign students in Germany, to deposit the required amount of money to cover their living expenses for one year and serves as a proof of financial resources when applying for a German student visa. A student would need the admission letter from a university in Germany to open this account. While you can open this account in any bank in Germany, in India, the student can open a Blocked Account with any branch of Deutsche Bank or Kotak Mahindra Bank. Once the student travels to Germany, the account is transferred to a local branch near the university. Candidates should keep in mind that this is a mandatory practice applicable to all international students who choose to pursue higher education in Germany.
The Blocked Account is also a requirement when you apply to obtain:
- A residence permit
- A job seeker visa
The process to open a Blocked Account:
- Fill out the application form
- Deposit money
- Receive a confirmation email
- Make an appointment at the German embassy
- Access your money
Along with the application form, you will also need to send some documents to open a Blocked Account like your valid passport along with two copies, your admission letter from German University along with a copy of it, documents that prove the source of funds, etc.