The German diplomatic mission abroad uses a set orientation amount for the examination. As of September 1st 2019 the amount is EUR 955 gross. As proof in the visa procedure, the amount of the monthly training compensation is initially taken into account. If the training salary is less than EUR 955, the trainee must prove that he has sufficient means of subsistence. This can be done, for example, through one's own assets or a blocked account. If proof is submitted that board and/or lodging will be provided or that inexpensive accommodation can be used (e.g. dormitories), the provable amount can be reduced by up to EUR 150.