Online banking with DKB
You need to open a German bank account if you want to live and work in Germany: paying a rent, receiving a salary, registering as a freelancer, obtaining a health insurance, and so on.
You have two choices. You can either open an account with an online bank (e.g. DKB) or with a "physical bank". If you choose physical banking, you need to find a branch and bring your passport/ID card, your confirmation of residence from the Bürgeramt/Bürgerbüro and either a work contract or student confirmation. If you want to open an account with an online bank (DKB), you only need your passport/ID card, an Internet connection and a webcam (video identification).
On our website, you can open a free bank account with DKB. It is important that you open a DKB-Cash account and apply for a free DKB-VISA-Card so you can withdraw money worldwide without any charges (even in Germany).
Who is eligible for a DKB online account?
- Everyone with no negative Schufa-entry (credit investigation institute)
- Everyone having a minimum of German Knowledge; or, everyone being able to use Google translator
Tip: If using Chrome browser, just right-click with your mouse & click "Translate to English".
Procedure for opening a DKB-Cash account in 4 easy steps:
Select our banking service & complete the online DKB Form. It takes 5 minutes.
Follow the instructions & Identify yourself via webcam.
DKB will send you all the documents & cards to your German address.