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Hello everyone, as a refugee, am I allowed to open a bank account?

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asked Nov 25, 2015 in Money by Yamal (310 points)
Yes you can I have an account at Sparkasse bank
Thank you Hayyan

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As far as I kow it's allowed but that's not the critical issue so far. In the near future this problem will be obsolete. See this article for further information:
(Please use Google Translate for help if you need an English version).

Regards, Jan
answered Nov 25, 2015 by Jan (59,820 points)
Danke :)
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Hello Yamal:
In principle, it is possible to open an account. However, to do this you will generally need to have valid identification. Since these papers are often lost when fleeing one’s homeland, the Federal Ministry of Finance (Bundesministerium der Finanzen), the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht), and the German Savings Banks Association (Deutsche Sparkassen- und Giroverband) have agreed that, for now, a registration certificate or a certificate of permission to stay including a photograph will be sufficient to open an account at the municipal and district savings banks in those areas.
answered Nov 25, 2015 by SteffiS (1,270 points)
Danke :)
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