Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Residency
  • Utility Bill:
    Electricity, water, telephone, gas; the bill must be less than 6 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;
  • Other Company Document:
    Articles of incorporation, lease agreement which shows the company’s current address.
Proof of Authority
For each individual having the authority to trade on behalf of the company.
  • Board resolution which grants the authority to the trader;
  • Other company document which grants the authority to the trader.
Proof of Identity
For EACH TRADER.
  • 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;
  • National ID Card:
    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
For EACH TRADER.
  • Utility Bill:
    Electricity, water, telephone, gas; the bill must be less than 6 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;
  • 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;
  • Bank Statement:
    Must be less than 6 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 show currently valid address and be less than 3 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.

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.


All documents must be legible. It is advised to use the "enlarge copy" option when making copies of documents on scanners or copy machines.

You may SEND documents either:

via Fax: 0041 41 726 9599

OR

via Email: as scanned documents to: newaccounts.uk@interactivebrokers.co.uk (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line).

Please note that your application for an IB UK account cannot be approved until these documents have been received and reviewed by IB UK. If you have any questions regarding the documents required to open an IB UK account, please contact our New Accounts Department via e-mail at newaccounts.uk@interactivebrokers.co.uk (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line).