Bank account

If you are staying in Germany for more than three months you should open a German bank account. Please note: Some banks charge fees for managing accounts; ask the banks for more information. Only close your German bank account once you have made all outstanding payments for rent, electricity, telephone, etc. for the entire duration of the contract. Before you leave, you can close your bank account in person and inform the bank on what date the account should be cancelled. This means that you could withdraw your returned deposit from your home country.