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I found a job in Berlin and I need to open a bank account, where is the best place to go to and what do I have to do? Like what paper shall I bring...
asked Sep 22, 2015 in Money by Navid

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http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/berlin/fluechtlinge-in-berlin-sparkasse-berlin-erleichtert-kontoeroeffnung-fuer-fluechtlinge,10809148,31884456.html

The "Sparkasse"-agencys (the bank with the red S in the logo) in Berlin-Wilmersdorf and Berlin-Lichtenberg have a special refugee-service since a few days. You need a passport oder another official document from a German agency to identify yourself. If it's possible, call the agency for an appointment. Germans love appointments :-).

Here is the link to the agency Lichtenberg: https://www.berliner-sparkasse.de/module/ihre_sparkasse/filialfinder/index.php?n=%2Fmodule%2Fihre_sparkasse%2Ffilialfinder%2F#details/143

Good luck!
answered Sep 24, 2015 by Jelle
+4 votes
In Sparkasse are often for refugees possible ro open an account WITHOUT passport, but this is allowed by the BaFin in the last three weeks and I dont know the date each Sparkasse begins to offer this service to the people. In Köln it works since some days.
answered Oct 15, 2015 by bk90de
+2 votes
I just found a few Information about this. (Also Sparkasse)

"In order to open a bank account, each customer needs
suitable identity and legitimation documents. You need
to show one of the following documents to the consultant
of the Sparkasse:
‡ a passport
‡ an ID-card, issued by a German authority
‡ a passport replacement document, issued by a German
authority
‡ a preliminary residence title for specific purposes,
if this includes personal information and a photo
‡ an exceptional leave to remain, issued by a German
authority, if this includes personal information and a
photo"

you can find more about it here:
https://www.sparkasse.de/geld-leichter-verstehen/s/sparkassen-girokonto-informationen-fuer-fluechtlinge-und-helfer.html
answered Oct 30, 2015 by Conny
+2 votes
Hello,

my suggestion is a little bit late, but maybe it helps anyway:
You find a survey of bank accounts with low fees and account conditions here: http://tinyurl.com/gqlgkx2
Some accounts can be opened online.

Jan
answered Dec 25, 2015 by Jan
0 votes
for the bank account at the sparkasse you have to pay 4 euros monthly fee
answered Dec 3, 2015 by KayBee
i pay 8 euros monthly for sparrkasse
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