What You Need for the Application

Where are you located?

Europe

What You Need - Application

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

  • 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.

What You Need – Documents

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

UK Residents

Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Identity
  • Passport

    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue; any visa stamped pages must be included;

  • UK Driver's License

    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue.

Proof of Residency
  • Utility Bill

    Electricity, water, telephone, gas; the bill must be less than six months old and show the account holder's full name and address. Please note: Bills for cell phone service are not valid proof of residency;

  • UK Driver's License

    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue. Note: If driver's license is used for proof of identity, it can not also be used as proof of address;

  • Bank Statement

    Must be less than six months old and show the account holder's full name and address;

  • Notarized Document

    Must be another document e.g. rental/lease agreement, work permit etc, which shows currently valid address and be less than three months old which certified by a solicitor that he/she has seen the original document; solicitors must provide their full name, address and telephone number.

Residents of All Other Countries

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

Proof of your identity and date of birth

The document must include your name, date of birth and a photograph and clearly state the identification number that you provided in your application.

  • Passport;
  • National Identity Card;
  • Driver's License;
  • Alien Identification Card.

Proof of your address

The document must clearly list the customer name and the address being verified.

  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or Other Evidence of Property;
  • Current Lease;
  • Utility Bill (less than 12 months old);
  • Current Driver's License
    • But if you used driver's license as proof of identity, then we are required to obtain a second, different document for proof of address (i.e., driver's license cannot be used again);
  • Bank Statement, Bank-Issued Credit Card Statement or Bank-Issued Debit Card Statement or Signed Letter from Bank on Bank Letterhead Confirming Address
    • Customer and bank must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Brokerage Statement from a U.S.-Registered Broker Dealer or Foreign Affiliate of a U.S.-Registered Broker Dealer
    • Customer must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Current Homeowner's or Renter's Policy Documents or Riders
    • Policy must be currently in effect;
  • Bill for Homeowner's or Renter's Insurance Policy (less than 12 months old);
  • Security System Bill/Statement (less than 12 months old); or
  • Government-Issued Letters or Statements Establishing Current Address (less than 12 months old). For example:
    • Policy must be currently in effect;
    • Tax Letters and notices;
    • Letters or notices from government housing authorities;
    • Jury duty notices;
    • Voter registration notices;
    • Other official government letters or notices showing customer name and address bein

Note: Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited reserves the right to request additional documents in situations where the documents listed above are insufficient to complete our process of due diligence.

How to submit documentation

Applicants and current clients making changes to their accounts may be required to submit various supporting documents as evidence of their identity and/or address. Logging in to Account Management and uploading the requested documents is the most efficient method, allowing for fastest processing and approval times. Regardless of chosen method, please make sure that your submitted documents are legible and easy to review.

When submitting documents by email, make sure to only include your full account number in the email subject line.

IB UK

Upload Documents You will be prompted to log in to Account Management.

or Scan & Email: newaccounts.uk@interactivebrokers.co.uk

Courier/Overnight/Postal:

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited

Attn: Doc Processing

Gotthardstrasse 3, 6301 Zug, Switzerland

Fax: +41-41-726-9599

What You Need - Funding

During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide IB LTD/IB LLC 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.
In addition, 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.

Other Countries

What You Need - Application

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

  • 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.

What You Need – Documents

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

Non-US Residents

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

Proof of your identity and date of birth

The document must include your name, date of birth and a photograph and clearly state the identification number that you provided in your application.

  • Passport;
  • National Identity Card;
  • Driver's License;
  • Alien Identification Card.

Proof of your address

The document must clearly list the customer name and the address being verified.

  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or Other Evidence of Property;
  • Current Lease;
  • Utility Bill (less than 12 months old);
  • Current Driver's License
    • But if you used driver's license as proof of identity, then we are required to obtain a second, different document for proof of address (i.e., driver's license cannot be used again);
  • Bank Statement, Bank-Issued Credit Card Statement or Bank-Issued Debit Card Statement or Signed Letter from Bank on Bank Letterhead Confirming Address
    • Customer and bank must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Brokerage Statement from a U.S.-Registered Broker Dealer or Foreign Affiliate of a U.S.-Registered Broker Dealer
    • Customer must be from a country that is a member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org);
    • Statement must be less than 12 months old;
  • Current Homeowner's or Renter's Policy Documents or Riders
    • Policy must be currently in effect;
  • Bill for Homeowner's or Renter's Insurance Policy (less than 12 months old);
  • Security System Bill/Statement (less than 12 months old); or
  • Government-Issued Letters or Statements Establishing Current Address (less than 12 months old). For example:
    • Tax Letters and notices;
    • Letters or notices from government housing authorities;
    • Jury duty notices;
    • Voter registration notices;
    • Other official government letters or notices showing customer name and address being verified.

How to submit documentation

Applicants and current clients making changes to their accounts may be required to submit various supporting documents as evidence of their identity and/or address. Logging in to Account Management and uploading the requested documents is the most efficient method, allowing for fastest processing and approval times. Regardless of chosen method, please make sure that your submitted documents are legible and easy to review.

When submitting documents by email, make sure to only include your full account number in the email subject line.

IB LLC (IBKR)

Upload Documents You will be prompted to log in to Account Management.

or Scan & Email: newaccounts@interactivebrokers.com

Courier/Overnight:

Interactive Brokers LLC: Document Processing

209 South LaSalle Street, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 USA

Postal:

Interactive Brokers LLC: Document Processing

P.O. Box A3770, Chicago, IL 60690-3770 USA

Fax: (312) 984-1017

IB UK

Upload Documents You will be prompted to log in to Account Management.

or Scan & Email: newaccounts.uk@interactivebrokers.co.uk

Courier/Overnight/Postal:

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited

Attn: Doc Processing

Gotthardstrasse 3, 6301 Zug, Switzerland

Fax: +41-41-726-9599

What You Need - Funding

During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide IB LTD/IB LLC 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.