Registering with authorities, banking and renting

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pmuk_81

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Hello, newbie to Berlin and the forums. I've encountered a bit of a circular problem that I hope someone may be able to help me with. I would like to open a German bank account, but obviously I need to have a local ID card. Unfortunately, it seems to get the ID card you need a rental agreement, but in order to be able to rent you need a German bank account. This effectively means I can do none of the above, no bank account, not register, nor rent.  I'm currenrtly staying in an airbnb until I can find something more permanent. Can anyone advise how to solve this problem? Thanks

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Berlina1 1449101597

Oooh, that sounds tough. I can't imagine that the red-tape being as it is would have you chasing your perpetually chasing your tail.


We were housed when we moved over by my husband's company, but I will ask someone I know when I see them if they can offer you some advice about how to get in the system properly.


Perhaps a flat share as a last resort?

Harry Upski 1449178140

Try opening an account at your local Sparkasse. I think you only need a passport to get one open. Once you have should should have that foot in the door to get the ball rolling!


https://www.sparkasse.de/


Good luck, and let me know how you got on.

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