What is meant by "additional basic sum"?

The "additional basic sum" is an additional amount on your blocked account which only needs to be entered if your local embassy, consulate or alien authority inquires a special request!  Please do not enter any "additional basic sum" without the particular request by the embassy. If you have to enter an "additional basic sum" it is just a security for the aforementioned entities. Please keep in mind that this sum remains blocked during your time in Germany. 

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