What You Need for the Application

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual IRA
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Trust
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Joint
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of ID number if not US citizen;
  • Your employer name, address and phone number;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

Beneficiary info for individual:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number.

Beneficiary info for entity estate:

  • Date of execution of will and % of ownership.

Beneficiary info for entity trust:

  • Contact info;
  • Name of trust;
  • Article of will;
  • % ownership;
  • Date of execution of trust or will.

Beneficiary info for entity charity:

  • Name of charity;
  • % ownership;
  • Address;
  • Date of execution of will.

For IRA beneficiaries:

  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or US Tax ID number if not US citizen.

Trustees and Beneficiaries:

  • Name;
  • Residential Address (if individual);
  • Principle Place of Business
  • Address (if entity);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or ID number if not US citizen.

Entity Trustees:

  • Tax ID;
  • Exchange and Symbol (For any Entity Trustee or Beneficiary that is publicly traded);
  • Name, Address and Social Security Numbers of Individual Beneficiaries;
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Between 1 and 5 Settlors/Grantors and the name of each individual or entity Settlor/Grantor.

Trusts:

  • Type of Trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or govt-issued ID number.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Employer;
  • Employer Address;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (Individual, Joint and IRA Applicants in the US)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide additional documents.


US Residents



What You Need – Documents (Trust Applicants in the US)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.


Documentation Required for Trust Applicants



What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual Trust
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Joint
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of ID number if not US citizen;
  • Your employer name, address and phone number;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

Trustees and Beneficiaries:

  • Name;
  • Residential Address (if individual);
  • Principle Place of Business
  • Address (if entity);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or ID number if not US citizen.

Entity Trustees:

  • Tax ID;
  • Exchange and Symbol (For any Entity Trustee or Beneficiary that is publicly traded);
  • Name, Address and Social Security Numbers of Individual Beneficiaries;
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Between 1 and 5 Settlors/Grantors and the name of each individual or entity Settlor/Grantor.

Trusts:

  • Type of Trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or govt-issued ID number.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Employer;
  • Employer Address;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (Individual and Joint Applicants in Canada)


Canadian Individuals

In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.





What You Need – Documents (Trust Applicants in Canada)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.


Documentation Required for Trust Applicants



What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

You will need to provide this information for both holders of a Joint Account.
  • Full Name with 1 Proof of Identity (see below);
  • Residential Address with 1 Proof of Address (see below);
  • Date and Country of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency & Tax Identification Number;
  • Employer's name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Information on source of wealth and funds*;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes; and
  • Details of other Account Users, if applicable

Notes:




What You Need – Documents (Individual and Joint Applicants in Europe)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.



Glossary of Terms:

Source of Wealth: describes the origin of your financial standing or your total net worth. For example: inheritance, total accumulated assets or family wealth.

Source of Funds: describes the activity from which the funds have been generated to fund the account. Those activities may include details of employment, performance incentives such as bonus or business activities or sale of property.




What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual Joint
  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency;
  • Passport or Identity Card Number;
  • Employer name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency;
  • Passport or Identity Card Number;
  • Employer name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes.

*You must have a joint bank or brokerage account for withdrawal purposes.




What You Need – Documents (Individual and Joint Applicants in China)


Residents of China



What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
International Assets Transfer’
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number and details;
  • Symbol, country of origin/exchange, and quantity of each asset to be transferred

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual Trust Joint
  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency and ID Number;
  • Hong Kong Identity Card Number;
  • Employer name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus check number for check deposits.
  • Type of trust;
  • Name of trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or government issued ID number;
  • Principle place of business address;
  • Name of Grantor/Settlor;
  • Information on Trustees and Beneficiaries (if Trustee or Beneficiary is an entity, information also required for the signatory);
    • Name;
    • Residential Address;
    • Date of Birth;
    • Citizenship;
    • Tax Residency and ID Number;
    • Government Issue ID Number.
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objective and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account number for funding purposes, plus check number for check deposits.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency and ID Number;
  • Hong Kong Identity Card Number;
  • Employer name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus check number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (Individual and Joint Applicants in Hong Kong)





What You Need – Documents (Trust Applicants in Hong Kong)





What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Check (HKD Only)
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
International Assets Transfer
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number and details;
  • Symbol, country of origin/exchange, and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.

What You Need – Documents (Individual Applicants in Japan)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.


Individuals

Documentation required for Individual applicants who want to trade Japanese products and all other products.

Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)

Proof of Identity and Date of Birth

Japanese Driver's License

  • Document must contain your Full Name, current Residential Address, and Date of Birth;
  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid;
  • If the document contains your Registered Domicile as recorded in the family register (本籍), you must redact the information.

Japanese Passport

  • Document must contain your Full Name, current Residential Address, and Date of Birth;
  • Photo and Address pages are required;
  • The document must be valid.

Residence Card or Special Permanent Resident Certificate

  • Document must contain your Full Name, current Residential Address, and Date of Birth;
  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • For Residence Card, the expiration date must be more than 6 months from the date you started the IBKR application.

Proof of Address

Pension & Other Welfare Handbook

  • Document must contain: 1. Name, 2. Current Address, 3. Date of Birth, 4. Issuer, 5. Issuer's Stamp;
  • The document must be valid.

Seal Registration Certificate

  • Document must contain your Full Name, current Residential Address, and Date of Birth;
  • Issued within the last 6 months;
  • The document must be valid.

Health Insurance Card/ Paper

Card Type:

  • Document must contain your Full Name, current Residential Address, and Date of Birth;
  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid;
  • You must redact the Health Insurance Symbol and Number (記号・番号), and Insurance Institution Number (保険者番号) contained on the document

Paper Type:

  • Document must contain your Full Name, current Residential Address, and Date of Birth;
  • The document must be valid.

Utility Bill

  • Document must contain your Full Name and current Residential Address;
  • Issued within the last 6 months;
  • Must be stamped with a paid date;
  • Electricity, Gas, Water, Landline Phone, NHK receiving fee receipt are acceptable. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable.

Documents issued by Tax Office or Social Insurance Agency

  • Document must contain your Full Name and current Residential Address;
  • Issued within the last 6 months;
  • Special levy notice or Tax notice issued by tax office or social insurance agency are acceptable.

Proof of Tax ID

(Required for trading Japanese products only)

My Number Card

  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid.

My Number Notification Card

  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid.


Note:

We can only accept documents which contain the Full Name, Current Residential Address, and Date of Birth. If the submitted documents are missing any of the required information or the documents are not clear enough, you will be requested to submit another document. If Name or Address registered in your application does not match with the submitted proof of IDs, IB may not be able to approve your application.

Your IDs need to be valid and they cannot be expired.

Certificates and utility bills need to be issued within the last 6 months.

Utility Bills must be stamped with a paid date and must include your name and current address.

Customer's personal infomration that is not required for the purpose of account opening will be deleted at IB. The necessary information will be properly handled to comply with Personal Information Protection Law.



What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual
  • Name
  • Residential Address
  • Date and Country of Birth
  • Tax Residency and ID Number
  • Employer Name and address
  • Information on Asset and Income
  • Investment Objectives and Experience




What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual Trust Joint
  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency & Tax Identification Number;
  • Passport, Driver’s License or Identity Card Number;
  • Employer name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes
  • Type of trust;
  • Name of trust;
  • Date of the trust was established;
  • Tax or government issued ID number;
  • Principle place of business address;
  • Name of Grantor/Settlor;
  • Information on Trustees and Beneficiaries (if Trustee or Beneficiary is an entity, information also required for the signatory);
    • Name;
    • Residential Address;
    • Date of Birth;
    • Citizenship;
    • Tax Residency and ID Number;
    • Government Issue ID Number.
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objective and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account number for funding purposes

For both account holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Citizenship;
  • Tax Residency & Tax Identification Number;
  • Passport, Driver’s License or Identity Card Number;
  • Employer name and address;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, ensuring you have a joint bank account for withdrawal

Corporations
  • Name;
  • Country of Formation;
  • Business Address;
  • Corporate Status (Australian or Foreign; Public or Proprietary) and Australian Company Number (ACN)/Australian Registered Body Number (ABNR);
  • Trading Intention (Operating Business, Personal/Family Investment Vehicle, Proprietary Trading Company, Financial Institution,Broker-dealer, Financial Advisor/ Investment Manager);
  • Description of Business;
  • Tax jurisdiction and Tax ID (if any);
  • Email address;
  • Telephone number;
  • The names, date of birth and addresses of the applicant's Authorized person, Compliance contact, Directors, 25%+ Beneficial Owners/ Controller/ Senior Managing Official;
  • Whether the applicant is regulated in Australia or elsewhere and if so, the company’s regulatory identification number;
  • Whether the applicant is a public-held company that is traded on a regulated Australia or foreign exchange and, if so, the name of the exchange and the applicant’s trading symbol;
  • Information on assets and income;
  • Investment objectives and experience;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, ensuring you have a joint bank account for withdrawal



What You Need – Documents (Individual and Joint Applicants)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below if electronic verification is not possible.


We require certified true copies of EITHER:
One (1) document from Category A
OR
One (1) document from Category B PLUS One (1) document from Category C.

Physical Certified Copies should be sent by mail or courier (we cannot accept faxes or emails of the certified documents). The postal address will be provided on the last page of the online application.




What You Need – Documents (Trust Applicants in Australia)





What You Need – Documents (Corporate Applicants in Australia)





What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
BPay
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
International Assets Transfer
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number and details;
  • Symbol, country of origin/exchange, and quantity of each asset to be transferred.

What You Need - Application


You will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual Trust
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Joint
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of ID number if not US citizen;
  • Your employer name, address and phone number;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

Trustees and Beneficiaries:

  • Name;
  • Residential Address (if individual);
  • Principle Place of Business
  • Address (if entity);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or ID number if not US citizen.

Entity Trustees:

  • Tax ID;
  • Exchange and Symbol (For any Entity Trustee or Beneficiary that is publicly traded);
  • Name, Address and Social Security Numbers of Individual Beneficiaries;
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Between 1 and 5 Settlors/Grantors and the name of each individual or entity Settlor/Grantor.

Trusts:

  • Type of Trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or govt-issued ID number.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Employer;
  • Employer Address;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (All Other Individual and Joint Applicants)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.


Jump to a section:

Non-US Residents
Certified Copy Required for Trusts, Partnerships, Associations, Registered Cooperatives & Government Bodies

Non-US Residents



What You Need – Documents (Foreign Trust Applicants)


In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.


Documentation Required for Foreign Trust Applicants

If you are applying for a foreign trust account, you should submit:




What You Need - Funding


During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.


Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct IB to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Interactive Brokers Account Application:

  • Interactive Brokers Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Interactive Brokers account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.