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List of documents needed to open a bank account

If you would like to open a bank account, for example to deposit your social benefits or salary or to pay your rent, you should take the following documents with you to the bank:

- Passport or Ukrainian ID card
- One of the following documents from a German government authority:
- certificate indicating the reception facility responsible for you (Anlaufbescheinigung)
- provisional residence document (Fiktionsbescheinigung)
- certificate of registration (Meldebescheinigung)

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