Should you wish to close your blocked account early or your visa is rejected we kindly ask that you provide the following 3 documents:
1) Your signed 09 Closing Order - the details must match the original sender's information (Please be advised we can only send the money back to your home account where the money was originally sent from, not to your current German account. This is due to international anti-money laundering regulations)
2) 'Sperrfreigabe' this is a document from the German Embassy in your home country (or the Foreigner's Office if you are still in Germany) stating that we must return the funds back to the original sender's account
3) Copy of the initial bank transfer receipt - where we can find the transfer details such as the transfer amount, account number, and BIC code
The total amount will be sent back to you, should there be any bank fees the 100€ buffer will be used to cover the costs.
According to our Terms and Conditions (STC-BA) it may take up to one month to return the funds after we have received all documents from you. We do our very best to make this slow process as fast as possible. We have to confirm the Closing Order information provided to correctly transfer the funds as per the Anti-Money Laundering regulations.