100 first questions – Financial
- You can simply go to one of the above branches and open an account there. This takes about 30 minutes because you need to complete some documents (best to take someone who understands German). You should bring along your passport or similar document that confirms your identity (residence permit, toleration, …).
- You will be given all important information and documents. The bank cards and PIN numbers will be sent to you by post
- From account opening to account usage, it takes about 2 weeks. If you want to withdraw money before, talk to your bank.
With online banking, you can do your banking business via the Internet. This is usually free and easy because you do not have to go to the bank for your transactions.
You need an Internet access to the use of online banking and the Internet Bank specially provided PIN numbers, ensuring the security of your
Banking operations. Ask your bank about it.
For all banking transactions, e.g. you need your IBAN number, which will be communicated to you when the account is opened and can also be found on your bank card.
- Account Statements
You can get them from your bank at the automatic machine / printer or through online bank statements, which allow you to see which inputs and outputs your account had, you can see the balance of your account. Keep this in mind as you may be asked (for example, in the job center).
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