You can open a German N26 bank account in less than 10 minutes. It’s really simple! Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to open your N26 bank account.
Step 1. Go to the N26 website. In the top right corner, you can change the language to English. Then click Open Bank Account.
Step 2. Type the country where you live and click Continue.
Step 3. Type your first name and click Continue.
Step. 4. Type your last name and click Continue.
Step 5. Enter your birthday and click Continue.
Step 6. Enter your email address and click Continue.
Step 7. Enter your mailing address and click continue.
Step 8. Make sure you entered your address correctly! N26 will use it to mail your card. After you’ve double checked, click Continue.
Step 9. Enter your phone number, and click Continue.
Step 10. Make a strong password to keep your new account protected. Now click Continue.
Step 11. If someone referred you to N26 and you have a code, enter it here. Otherwise, click Skip.
Step 12. Click on your gender and then click Continue.
Step 13. Type the city you where you were born. Then click Continue.
Step 14. Choose the country where you have citizenship. Then click Continue.
Step 15. Indicate which country you are liable to pay taxes in. Then click Continue.
Step 16. The last step! Review the terms of your new account and then click Open my account.
Now you have your own German bank account!
Here are a few things to remember:
Check your email: you need to open the email you’ve just received from N26 to activate your new bank account.
Verify your ID: To open a German N26 account, you have to verify your ID. This is way easier than it seems! After you’ve downloaded the N26 app to your smartphone, you’ll either do quick video chat with N26 or send a selfie.
The document(s) you need to verify your account depends on what country you’re from. For example, since I’m from the United States, all I needed was my passport. Click here to find out what documents you need.
Sync your account with your smartphone: N26 will send you an SMS with a verification code. Enter this code in the N26 app.
Check your mailbox: In just a few days you will receive your N26 card!
Now that you have your N26 German bank account set up, click here to read about how to get German private health insurance.
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