Blocked account for foreign students

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In order to show that they have sufficient financial means for their stay in Germany, foreign students may be asked to open a blocked bank account (Sperrkonto). 

We know of the following providers in Germany who currently offer blocked bank accounts for students:


Deutsche Bank

It may also be possible to open a blocked bank account with a bank in the town or city where the applicant will be studying. We recommend contacting the the local bank directly.

Blocked bank account with the Deutsche Bank

Only the German missions abroad are allowed to notarize signatures on the form that the student has to fill out, and they will forward the account documents as well as other requested paperwork directly to the Deutsche Bank. In Canada, the German Consulate Toronto and the German Consulate Vancouver can certify the the applicant's signature on the form. Please make sure to book an appointment under "General Consular Services".

Please note:

  • The form has to be signed in front of the Consular officer. Do not sign the document before coming to the Consulate.
  • Please make sure you fill in all the information on the form on the computer and follow the instructions given by the Deutsche Bank. Please do not add any information by hand.
  • The Consulate does not check the additional paperwork that you are sending with the form.
  • Please bring a prepaid envelope for sending the form and documents to Germany. You may use Canada Post XPressPost, FedEx, UPS, DHL or other international shipping providers. Please write your own name and address as the sender.
  • The German Consulate is not responsible for loss or damage or the timely arrival of the shipment.

Blocked account


Book Your Appointment


The Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver are using an online appointment booking system. Please book your appointment in advance:

Appointments - Consulate in Toronto

Appointments - Consulate in Vancouver

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Appointments with Honorary Consuls may be booked over the phone. Please find their contact details here.

No Consular Service at the German Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal


The German Embassy in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Montreal do not offer consular services. For consular matters please contact the Consulate General in Toronto. For short-term Schengen visas, please contact the Embassy of Austria in Ottawa.