Range of consular services

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Range of consular services


The German Embassy Dublin offers a lot of consular services. Please note that this section is in progress and up-dated regularly. More information is available on the German version of the website.


For security reasons it is strictly forbidden to bring the following items into the Embassy

Opening a bank account in Germany


The Embassy is not able to carry out identity checks in connection with bank account openings or taking out a loan. Please contact your bank for further information. Exempt from this new ruling are blocked accounts for foreign students who must apply for a student visa before entering Germany and who need to open an account in Germany in order to prove sufficient financial means for their stay in Germany. In these cases only, the German missions abroad are allowed to notarize signatures or to perform identity verification.

Child Protection Clearance

In the Federal Republic of Germany, penal convictions are gathered in the “Bundeszentralregister” (Federal Central Criminal Register) which is operated by the “Bundesamt für Justiz” (Federal Office of Justice) in Bonn. A so-called “child protection clearance” does not exist. According to Sec. 30 para. 1 of the German Act on the Federal Central Criminal Register, any individual who has reached the age of 14 can apply for a “Führungszeugnis” (Certificate of Conduct) - an excerpt from the Federal Central Criminal Registry. This excerpt serves as legal certificate with the purpose to inform others about a person’s criminal record and to prove, as the case may be, the lack of records.