German bank account
If you are staying in Germany for a longer period, it makes sense to open a German bank account. This simplifies everyday life as well as monthly payments such as shopping, insurance, rent, semester fees, etc. Certain student dormitories, for example, may only accept money transfers through German banks (please inquire with them directly regarding this).
To open a German bank account, you will need these documents:
- City Residence/Accommodation Registration Document
- Valid passport or an EU-ID
Depending on the bank and type of account, banks may require additional documents, so please inform yourself in advance.
There are many banks in Germany, including private banks, savings banks, international banks, and online/mobile banks. For example, Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Sparkasse, Volksbank and ING, etc. It is up to you to decide which bank you would like to open an account with that best suits your needs.
The information on this website is not legally binding.