Donnerstag, 4. März 2010

*Bureaucracy*

When I applied for a student visa, I had to open a locked account that only allowed me to withdraw a certain amount each month. That account has long been at 1.50 € because the bank can't close it without permission from immigration office. So I emailed the office and asked for a letter saying the account could be closed so I can have a free, online, non-student account. Here's the answer:
Sehr geehrte Frau Glauser,

die Aufhebung der Sperre für Ihr Konto habe ich verfügt.
Bitte holen Sie das Schreiben für die Bank an der AUSGABE unserer Behörde zu unseren Öffnungszeiten persönlich ab.
Die Gebühr beträgt 10,00 €.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
I have to pay 10 € to get 1.50 € and the peace of mind that comes with one less bank account. Typical.

Should I go to the trouble of picking up the letter and paying? :D

Kommentare:

Sebastián Moncho hat gesagt…

Maybe in 20 years the interest will grown the amount to 10 EUR.

Michemily hat gesagt…

True that! I guess I'll keep waiting.

SHUO hat gesagt…

Oh I thought they only asked for the account thing to our Chinese students.

Michemily hat gesagt…

Nope. I think it is for all foreign students.

SHUO hat gesagt…

How I'm envious of you that speak good German and can actually study in Germany.^^

You know, I gave up the study-in-Germany plan because it's wirlich costly to me.

Come and visit China if you're interested.^^

David hat gesagt…

hi! love your blog, have you ever seen any non fiction accounts of Americans living in Berlin or Germany....like "A Year in Provence"?
dsg10715@gmail.com

The Antiques Diva™ hat gesagt…

Viva la Germany... and the bureacracy! I sometimes want to pound my head on the wall! LOL!

Vera hat gesagt…

I've been secretly following your blog for a while - and saw that today you became "famous" on CJane. Congrats ;-) Und viele Grüße aus NRW!

Laura Moffitt hat gesagt…

How important is it to you? If it was me I would just bit the bullet to not have to deal with it anymore.

Omgirl hat gesagt…

TOTAL Idiotisch!

I'm sure I spelled that wrong. Anyway, it sounds like something you'd find here as well. Stupid beaurocracy!

念火 hat gesagt…
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