What You Need for the Application

What You Need - Application


In addition to names, addresses and phone numbers, you will need the following information to complete the Small Business Account Application:


Partnership, Corporation, and Unincorporated Business Limited Liability Company
Everything from Partnership, Corporation and Unincorporated Business column plus the following:
  • Tax Identification Number for the entity.
  • US Social Security Number, or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).
  • Controlling Officer name, address, phone number, US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).
  • Estimated Net Worth (excluding value of residence).
  • Estimated Liquid Net Worth (excluding value of residence).
  • Annual Net Income.
  • Total Assets.
  • Bank or third-party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

For each 10% or greater shareholder:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Country of Citizenship or formation if entity
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).
  • US Tax Classification (Partnership, Corporation, Disregarded Entity).



What You Need - Documents (Small Business 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.


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Corporations, Partnership or Limited Liability Companies
Unincorporated Businesses


Corporations, Partnership or Limited Liability Companies
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your Firm's Existence

The document must be a valid, final version that clearly states the name of the firm, and is not in an editable format.

  • Articles of incorporation;
  • Business License;
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Jurisdiction of Incorporation;
  • Company Charter;
  • Bylaws;
  • Operating Agreement, Partnership Agreement, or LLC Agreement
Proof of Your Firm's Address

The document should clearly state the name and address, and is not in an editable format.

  • Mortgage Statement*
  • Deed
  • Other Evidence of Property
  • Current Lease (Fully-Executed Copy)
  • Utility Bill*
  • Driver's License
  • 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);
  • 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);
  • Current Homeowner’s or Renter’s Policy Documents or Riders
  • Current Bill for Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Policy*
  • Security System Bill/Statement*
  • Government-Issued Letters or Government-Issued Statements establishing current address. (i.e. Tax Letters and notices; Letters or notices from government housing authorities; Jury duty notices; and/or Voter registration notices)

*Document should be less than 12 months old

Proof of the Identity of the Firm's Controlling Officer

The document should be a valid document that clearly states the name and DOB, and is not in an editable format.

    • Passport
    • Driver's License
    • National ID Card
    • Other Government-Issued ID Card (i.e. US State ID Card, Visa, Alien Registration ID Card, Green Card, etc.)
Proof of Identity/existence for each Individual or Entity that has an Ownership of 10% or more in Firm

If the Owner is an Individual:

The document should be a valid document that clearly states the name and DOB, and is not in an editable format.

  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • National ID Card
  • Other ID Card (i.e. US State ID Card, Visa, Alien Registration ID Card, Green Card, etc.)

If the Owner is an Entity:

The document must be a valid, final version that clearly states the name of the firm, and is not in an editable format.

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Business License
  • Certificate of Good Standing from the Jurisdiction of Incorporation
  • Company Charter
  • Bylaws
  • Operating Agreement, Partnership Agreement, or LLC Agreement
Proof of the Address of the Firm's Controlling Officer and each Individual or Entity that has an Ownership Interest of 10% or More in the Firm

The document should clearly state the name and address, and is not in an editable format.

  • Mortgage Statement*
  • Deed
  • Other Evidence of Property
  • Current Lease (Fully-Executed Copy)
  • Utility Bill*
  • Driver’s License
  • 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);
  • 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);
  • Current Homeowner’s or Renter’s Policy Documents or Riders
  • Current Bill for Homeowner’s or Renter’s Insurance Policy*
  • Security System Bill/Statement*
  • Government-Issued Letters or Government-Issued Statements establishing current address. (i.e. Tax Letters and notices; Letters or notices from government housing authorities; Jury duty notices; and/or Voter registration notices)

*Document should be less than 12 months old.

Proof of the Authority of the Firm to Trade on Margin

The document must be a valid, final version that clearly states the firm is authorized to trade on margin, and is not in an editable format.

* Please circle the authorization language.

If the Firm is a Foreign Bank

Please complete and submit BOTH of these documents below:

Other Financial Institution Account Statement*

*This requirement applies only to organizations and trusts that have been formed in or are located in countries that are not full members of the Financial Action Task Force (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org).

The document should clearly state the name of the firm and be less than 12 months old.

  • Bank Statement
  • Broker Statement
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Loan Statement



Unincorporated Businesses
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of the Identity of the Person Opening the Account on Behalf of the Business

The document should be a valid document that clearly states the name and DOB, and is not in an editable format.

  • Passport
  • Driver's License
  • Natonal ID Card
  • Other Government-Issued ID Card (i.e. US State ID Card, Visa, Alien Registration ID Card, Green Card, etc.)
Proof of the Address of the Person Opening the Account on Behalf of the Business

The document should clearly state the name and address, and is not in an editable format.

  • Mortgage Statement*
  • Deed
  • Other Evidence of Property
  • Current Lease (Fully-Executed Copy)
  • Utility Bill*
  • Driver's License
  • 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);
  • 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);
  • Current Homeowner's or Renter's Policy Documents or Riders
  • Current Bill for Homeowner's or Renter's Insurance Policy*
  • Security System Bill/Statement*
  • Government-Issued Letters or Government-Issued Statements establishing current address. (i.e. Tax Letters and notices; Letters or notices from government housing authorities; Jury duty notices; and/or Voter registration notices)

*Document should be less than 12 months old

Proof of the Authority of the Business to Trade on Margin

The document must be a valid, final version that clearly states the firm is authorized to trade on margin, and is not in an editable format.

*Please circle the authorization language.

If the Business is a Foreign Bank:

Please complete and submit BOTH of these documents below:

Other Financial Institution Account Statement*

*This requirement applies only to organizations and trusts that have been formed in or are located in countries that are not full members of the Financial Action Task Force (see http://www.fatf-gafi.org).

The document should clearly state the name of the firm and be less than 12 months old.

  • Bank Statement
  • Broker Statement
  • Mortgage Statement
  • Loan Statement



What You Need - Funding


You can fund your account in any of the following currencies, regardless of which base currency you select:

  • Australian Dollar
  • British Pound
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Chinese Offshore Renminbi
  • Czech Koruna
  • Danish Krone
  • Euro
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Indian Rupee (Available to customers with Interactive Brokers (India) Pvt. Ltd. accounts only)
  • Israeli Shekel
  • Japanese Yen
  • Mexican Peso
  • Norwegian Krone
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Polish Zloty
  • Russian Ruble
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Swiss Franc
  • United States Dollar

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


In addition to your name, address and phone number, you will need the following information to complete the Small Business Account Application:


Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Company and Unincorporated Business
  • Small Business Tax Identification Number;
  • US Tax Classification (Partnership, Corporation, Disregarded Entity);
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card);
  • Controlling Officer name, address, phone number, US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).

If the entity is NOT a U.S. publicly-traded company or registered with a U.S. financial regulatory agency, then for each 10% or greater shareholder:

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Address;
  • Phone;
  • Country of citizenship or formation if entity;
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).
  • Estimated Net Worth (excluding value of residence);
  • Estimated Liquid Net Worth (excluding value of residence).
  • Annual Net Income;
  • Total Assets;
  • Bank or third-party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (Small Business 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.


Canadian Small Businesses
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your firm's existence
The document must clearly state the name of your firm.
  • Articles of Incorporation;
  • Company Charter;
  • Partnership Agreement;
  • Trust Agreement;
  • Certificate of Status or Certificate of Good Standing from the Jurisdiction of Incorporation;
  • If a fund, the fund's Offering Document.
Proof of your firm's address
The document must clearly state your firm's principal place of business. If your firm is a fund, click here for alternative proof of address requirements.
  • Utility Bill (must be less than one year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not being submitted as proof of your firm's existence;
  • Bank Statement (must be less than six months old).
Proof of the identity (name) of ALL the firm's directors and proof of the identity of the controlling officer and each individual or entity that has an ownership of 10% or more in firm
  • If the owner is a corporation, the Govt-Issued Notice of Directors or Notice of Change in Directors;
  • Articles of Incorporation;
  • If the owner is an individual, a $1.00 check payable to Interactive Brokers Canada Inc.
  • If the owner is an entity, a $1.00 check payable to Interactive Brokers Canada Inc. from each 10% owner of such 10% entity. Also, if the owner is an entity, the entity's articles of incorporation, company charter, partnership agreement, trust agreement, govt-issued certificate of status or certificate of good standing.
Proof of the address of the firm's controlling officer and each individual or entity that has an ownership interest of 10% or more in the firm
  • Utility Bill (must be less than one year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the owner's existence;
  • Bank Statement (must be less than six months old).
Proof of the authority of the firm to trade on margin
  • Corporate Charter;
  • Bylaws;
  • Corporate Resolution.
Description of nature of business
The documents must clearly state the nature and purpose of the firm’s business.
  • Articles of Incorporation;
  • Government-Issued Business License;
  • Corporate Charter;
  • Bylaws;
  • Corporate Resolution (Please circle the section the business description is referenced).



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 – Documents and Information for Business Account Applicants in Europe


In addition to the information which you will need to complete the application, you will also be asked to provide the documents listed in the below tables. All documents have to be less than six months old, unless specified otherwise.

In order to expedite the application process please provide a scanned image of your document. Photographs taken with cameras or smartphones can delay your account approval.


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For the Company
For Corporate Shareholders Who Hold 20% or More of the Applicant
For Each Natural Person Who is an Ultimate Beneficial Owner of 20% or More of the Applicant
Other Required Information


For the Company
Information Required for Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, Incorporated Partnerships, or NON publicly-traded companies
  • Company name and registration number
  • Any other business names such as trading name
  • Principal place of business address
  • Tax residency and tax identification number
  • Description of your business activities, any products and services you offer and the countries in which you conduct business
  • Information on the source of funds* and a description of the activity from which you fund your business and the account you are opening
Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Company Existence
This document should confirm that the company is active and must include the following information: company name and number, country of incorporation, and registered office address.
  • Extract from the company registry
  • Certificate of good standing
  • Certificate of incumbency
Proof of Principal Place of Business Address*
  • Utility bill
    Scanned version of a hard copy of a utility bill, for example, electricity, gas, water, landline telephone, office broadband, TV, or TV license. Mobile phone bills are not an acceptable form of proof of address.;
  • Council tax or property insurance bill
  • Bank, mortgage or brokerage statement
  • Signed and stamped letter from your bank on letterheaded paper confirming address
  • Credit card statement (no older than six weeks)
  • Office tenancy agreements
    This document should state the property address, the date tenancy started and when it ends, and it needs to be signed by the landlord and tenants.
  • Government issued letters or statement
    For example, we would accept a property tax bill, confirmation of residential address from the local authorities or a pension statement. Must be on official government letterheaded paper.


For Corporate Shareholders Who Hold 20% or More of the Applicant
Information Required for Corporate Shareholders
  • Company name and registration number
  • Any other business names such as trading name
  • Principal place of business address
  • Percentage ownership information
Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Company Existence
This document must include the following: company name and number, country of incorporation, name of directors, and registered office address.
  • Extract from the company registry
  • Certificate of good standing
  • Certificate of incumbency
Proof of Principal Place of Business Address*
  • Utility bill
    Scanned version of a hard copy of a utility bill, for example, electricity, gas, water, landline telephone, office broadband, TV, or TV license. Mobile phone bills are not an acceptable form of proof of address.;
  • Council tax or property insurance bill
  • Bank, mortgage or brokerage statement
  • Signed and stamped letter from your bank on letterheaded paper confirming address
  • Credit card statement (no older than six weeks)
  • Office tenancy agreements
    This document should state the property address, the date tenancy started and when it ends, and it needs to be signed by the landlord and tenants.
  • Government issued letters or statement
    For example, we would accept a property tax bill, confirmation of residential address from the local authorities or a pension statement. Must be on official government letterheaded paper.
Proof of Ownership
  • Extract from the company registry
  • Certificate of good standing
  • Certificate of incumbency
  • Share ledger or register


For Each Natural Person Who is an Ultimate Beneficial Owner of 20% or More of the Applicant
Information Required for Ultimate Beneficial Owners Who Own 20% or More
  • Full name with one Proof of Identity document (see below)
  • Residential address with one Proof of Address document (see below)
  • Date, country of birth, and citizenship
  • Information on assets and income
  • Information on source of wealth and funds*

Please note that we have procedures to electronically verify identity and address of persons but we may ask for proof in some instances. We will request proof of your identity and address if we are unable to confirm your identity electronically.

Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Identity
Please provide a current and valid document (or documents) containing the following: full name, date and place of birth, clear photograph, signature of the holder, document number, expiration date, and country of issue. If the required information is on multiple pages, please provide copies of all of those pages.
  • Passport
  • National identity card
  • Driver’s license
Proof of Residential Address
The document must clearly list the applicant's name and the relevant address and must be less than six months old unless otherwise specified. Please provide a scanned version of a hard copy of the document.
  • Utility bill
    For example, a bill for electricity, gas, water, landline telephone, home broadband or TV. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable form of proof of address.;
  • Council tax bill
  • Home insurance bill
  • Bank, mortgage or brokerage statement
  • Signed and stamped letter from your bank on letterheaded paper confirming address
  • Credit card statement (not older than six weeks)
  • Government issued letters or statements
    For example, we would accept a property tax bill, confirmation of residential address from the local authorities or a pension statement. Must be on official government letterheaded paper.
  • Resident permit
  • Driver’s license or national identity card
    If you use your Driver’s License or National Identification Card as proof of identity, it cannot also be used as proof of address.
  • For HUNGARY only: ADDRESS CARD which shows the current residential address.
Description of Source of Wealth

Description of the origin of your financial standing or total net worth. This information should provide a picture how it was acquired.

Proof of Ownership
  • Extract from the company registry
  • Certificate of good standing
  • Certificate of incumbency
  • Share ledger or register


Other Required Information
Other Information Required to Support Your Account Application
  • Investment objectives and experience
  • Reason for opening an account with us
  • For all authorized account users or traders, personal details of anyone who will have the authority to operate the account: name, address, contact details, and employment details.
Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Trading Authority, for each individual with authority to trade on the account
The document needs to be dated and signed by a company director(s) with the ability to grant trading authority.
  • Board resolution must grant the authority to trader
  • Other company document which grants the authority to the trader
Proof of Identity and Address for Each Trader
Please provide a current and valid document (or documents) that contains the following: full name, date and place of birth, clear photograph, signature of the holder, document number, expiration date, and country of issue. If the information required is on multiple pages, please provide copies of all of those pages.

The document must clearly list the applicant's name and the relevant address and must be less than six months old unless otherwise specified. Please provide a scanned version of a hard copy of the document.

Please check the Ultimate Beneficial Owner section above for the complete list of documents we accept as proof of identity and address.
Details of Director(s)
  • Extract from the company registry
  • Certificate of good standing
  • Certificate of incumbency
Proof of Identity and Address for the Individual Director
Please provide a current and valid document (or documents) that contains the following: full name, date and place of birth, clear photograph, signature of the holder, document number, expiration date, and country of issue. If the information required is on multiple pages, please provide copies of all of those pages.

The document must clearly list the applicant's name and the relevant address and must be less than six months old unless otherwise specified. Please provide a scanned version of a hard copy of the document.

Please check the Ultimate Beneficial Owner section above for the complete list of documents we accept as proof of identity and address.

If a Director is a Corporate Entity
  • Official list of signatories
Margin Authority
The document needs to be dated and signed by a company director(s) with the ability to authorize margin trading.
  • If you requested a margin account, please provide a letter confirming that you understand the risks and regulations of margin trading.


  • *Interactive Brokers reserves the right to request further information and documentation in circumstances where the nature of client's business or corporate structure present greater complexity.


What You Need - Documents and Information for Unincorporated Partnership Account Applicants in Europe


In addition to the information which you will need to complete the application, you will also be asked to provide the documents listed in the below tables. All documents have to be less than six months old, unless specified otherwise.

In order to expedite the application process please provide a scanned image of your document. Photographs taken with cameras or smartphones can delay your account approval.


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For an Unincorporated Partnership
For the Ultimate Beneficial Owners or Partners Who Own 20% or More
Other Required Information


For an Unincorporated Partnership
Information for Unincorporated Partnership
  • Entity name
  • Any other business names such as trading name
  • Principal place of business address
  • Tax residency and tax identification number
  • Description of your business activities
  • Information on assets and income
  • Investment objectives and experience
  • Reason for opening an account with us
  • Authorised account users – personal details of anyone who will have the authority to operate the account
Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Existence
  • Partnership or investment club deed
    This should include details of the Manager/Director, Treasurer, Secretary and all Members including percentage ownership
Proof of Principal Place of Business Address*
  • Utility bill
    Scanned version of a hard copy of a utility bill, for example, electricity, gas, water, landline telephone, office broadband, TV, or TV license. Mobile phone bills are not an acceptable form of proof of address.;
  • Council tax or property insurance bill
  • Bank, mortgage or brokerage statement
  • Signed and stamped letter from your bank on letterheaded paper confirming address
  • Credit card statement (no older than six weeks)
  • Office tenancy agreements
    This document should state the property address, the date tenancy started and when it ends, and it needs to be signed by the landlord and tenants.
  • Government issued letters or statement
    For example, we would accept a property tax bill, confirmation of residential address from the local authorities or a pension statement. Must be on official government letterheaded paper.


For the Ultimate Beneficial Owners or Partners Who Own 20% or More
Information Required for Beneficial Owners or Partners Who Own 20% or More
  • Full Name with one Proof of Identity (see below)
  • Residential address with one Proof of Address (see below)
  • Date, country of birth, and citizenship
  • Information on assets and income
  • Information on source of wealth and funds of the beneficial owners*
Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Identity
Please provide a current and valid document (or documents) that contains the following: full name, date and place of birth, clear photograph, signature of the holder, document number, expiration date, and country of issue. If the information required is on multiple pages, please provide copies of all of those pages.
  • Passport
  • National identity card
  • Driver’s license
Proof of Residential Address
The document must clearly list the applicant's name and the relevant address and must be less than six months old unless otherwise specified. Please provide a scanned version of the hard copy document.
  • Utility bill
    For example, a bill for electricity, gas, water, landline telephone, home broadband or TV. Mobile phone bills are not an acceptable form of proof of address.;
  • Council tax bill
  • Home insurance bill
  • Bank, mortgage, or brokerage statement
  • Signed and stamped letter from your bank on the bank’s letterhead confirming address
  • Credit card statement (not older than six weeks)
  • Government issued letters or statement
    For example, we would accept a property tax bill, confirmation of residential address from the local authorities or a pension statement. Must be on official government letterheaded paper.
  • Resident permit
  • Driver's license or national identity card
    If you use your driver's license or national identification card as proof of identity, it cannot also be used as proof of address.
  • For HUNGARY only: ADDRESS CARD which shows the current residential address.
Description of Source of Wealth Description of the origin of your financial standing or total net worth. This information should provide a picture of how it was acquired.


Other Required Information
Other Information Required to Support Your Account Application
  • Investment objectives and experience
  • Reason for opening an account with us
  • For all authorized account users or traders, personal details of anyone who will have the authority to operate the account: name, address, contact details, and employment details.
Document Category Acceptable Documents
Proof of Trading Authority, for each individual with authority to trade on the account
The document needs to be dated and signed by a company director(s) with the ability to grant trading authority.
  • Board resolution must grant the authority to trader
  • Other company document which grants the authority to the trader
Proof of Identity and Address for Each Trader
Please provide a current and valid document (or documents) that contains the following: full name, date and place of birth, clear photograph, signature of the holder, document number, expiration date, and country of issue. If the information required is on multiple pages, please provide copies of all of those pages.

The document must clearly list the applicant's name and the relevant address and must be less than six months old unless otherwise specified. Please provide a scanned version of a hard copy of the document.

Please check the Ultimate Beneficial Owner section above for the complete list of documents we accept as proof of identity and address.
Proof of Identity and Address for the Individual Director
Please provide a current and valid document (or documents) that contains the following: full name, date and place of birth, clear photograph, signature of the holder, document number, expiration date, and country of issue. If the information required is on multiple pages, please provide copies of all of those pages.

The document must clearly list the applicant's name and the relevant address and must be less than six months old unless otherwise specified. Please provide a scanned version of a hard copy of the document.

Please check the Ultimate Beneficial Owner section above for the complete list of documents we accept as proof of identity and address.

If a Director is a Corporate Entity
  • Official list of signatories
Margin Authority
The document needs to be dated and signed by a company director(s) with the ability to authorize margin trading.
  • If you requested a margin account, please provide a letter confirming that you understand the risks and regulations of margin trading.


  • *Interactive Brokers reserves the right to request further information and documentation in circumstances where the nature of client's business or corporate structure present greater complexity.


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.

Principle Place of Business Address: this is the primary location of your business and where the day to day running of your business takes place.




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


In addition to your name, address and phone number, you will need the following information to complete the Small Business Account Application:


Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Company and Unincorporated Business
  • Small Business Tax Identification Number;
  • US Tax Classification (Partnership, Corporation, Disregarded Entity);
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card);
  • Controlling Officer name, address, phone number, US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).

If the entity is NOT a U.S. publicly-traded company or registered with a U.S. financial regulatory agency, then for each 10% or greater shareholder:

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Address;
  • Phone;
  • Country of citizenship or formation if entity;
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).
  • Estimated Net Worth (excluding value of residence);
  • Estimated Liquid Net Worth (excluding value of residence).
  • Annual Net Income;
  • Total Assets;
  • Bank or third-party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (Small Business 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.


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Japanese Corporations that Want to Trade Japanese Products
Japanese Corporations that Want to Trade All Other Products

Japanese Corporations that Want to Trade Japanese Products
CEO & Controller of Corporate Customers
Document Type Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of identity, date of birth, and address

Driver's License

  • Both front and back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid;
  • If the document has a Permanent Address, please hide the field.

Passport

  • Photo and Address pages are required;
  • The document must be valid;
  • If the document has a Permanent Address, please hide the field.

Health Insurance (Card Type)

  • If front side has your residential address, please submit front page only;
  • If front side does not have your residential address, please submit both front and back sides.

Health Insurance (Paper Type)

  • The document must include Name, Address, and Date of Birth.

Alien Registration Card (or Residence Card)

  • Mandatory requirement for Non-Japanese citizens.
  • Both front and back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid.

Certificate of Residence "Jyuminhyo"

The document must be issued within three months. If the document has Permanent Address, please hide the field. The document must include the following information:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Issued Date.

Resident Registration Card

The document must be valid. The document must include the following information:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Issued Date.

Corporate Customers
Document Type Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Existence

Certificate of All Present Matters

  • Original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months;
  • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
  • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of All Historical Matters

  • Original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months;
  • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
  • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of Registration

  • Original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months;
  • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
  • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of Seal Impression

  • Original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months.

Note:

Documents that do not have Name, Residential Address, Date of Birth are insufficient. If the submitted documents are missing any of required information or the documents are not clear enough, you will be requested to submit another proof document. If Name or Address registered in your application does not match with the submitted proof documents, IB may not be able to approve your application.

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.

Email:
newaccounts@interactivebrokers.com
Acceptable format for scanned documents: PDF, JPEG (JPG), PNG.
Please enter your IB Account Number (UXXXXXX) in email subject.

Fax:
03-4588-9749

Mail:
Interactive Brokers Securities Japan, Inc.
4th Floor Tekko Kaikan
Nihonbashi Kayabacho
Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0025 Japan
Please allow extra time for processing. Please give us a call after sending by mail.




Japanese Corporations that Want to Trade All Other Products
CEO and Controller of Corporate Customers
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of identity and date of birth

Driver's License

  • Both front and back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid;
  • If the document has a Permanent Address, please hide the field.

Passport

  • Photo and Address pages are required;
  • The document must be valid;

Alien Registration Card

  • Mandatory requirement for Non-Japanese citizens.
  • Both front and back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid.
Proof of address

Driver's License

  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid;
  • If the document has Permanent Address, please hide the field.

Alien Registration Card

  • Mandatory requirement for Non-Japanese citizens.
  • Both front & back sides are required;
  • The document must be valid.

Certificate of Residence "Jyuminhyo"

The document must include the following information. The document must be issued within three months, if the document has Permanent Address, please hide the field.

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Issued Date.

Resident Registration Card

The document must be valid and include the following information.

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Issued Date.

Utility Bill

  • Copy of Utility Bills (Electronic, Gas, Water, Landline Phone) are acceptable. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable;
  • The Name and Address in the document must match those in your IBLLC application;
  • The document must be issued within three months.

Bank Statement

  • The document must include Name and Address;
  • The Name and Address in the document must match those in your IBLLC application;
  • 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 three months old and show full name and current address.

Government Issued Letters

  • The document must include Name and Address;
  • The document must be issued within three months.
Corporate Customers
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Existence
Please provide two of the following. Please note that one document cannot be used as multiple proof documents.

Articles of Incorporation

  • Copy of original document is required.

Certificate of All Present Matters

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months:
    • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
    • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of All Historical Matters

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months:
    • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
    • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of Registration

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months:
    • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
    • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of Seal Impression

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months.
Proof of Principal Place of Business Address
Please provide one of the following. Please note that one document cannot be used as multiple proof documents.

Certificate of All Present Matters

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months:
    • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
    • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of All Historical Matters

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months:
    • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
    • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of Registration

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months:
    • Extract copy, Certificate of Partial Historical Matters, and Certificate of Partial Present Matters are not acceptable;
    • Please obtain "Certificate of All Historical Matters" or "Certificate of All Present Matters" at Legal Affairs Bureau. Electronic certificates are also acceptable.

Certificate of Seal Impression

  • Copy of original document is required;
  • The document must be issued within three months.

Utility Bill

  • Copy of Utility Bills (Electronic, Gas, Water, Landline Phone) are acceptable. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable;
  • The Name and Address in the document must match those in your IBLLC application.

Bank Statement

  • The document must include Name and Address;
  • The Name and Address in the document must match those in your IBLLC application;
  • 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 three months old and show full name and current address.

Government Issued Letters

  • The document must include Name and Address;
  • The document must be issued within three months.
Proof of Ability to Trade on Margin

Please download the format from here.

Note:

Documents that do not have Name, Residential Address, Date of Birth are insufficient. If the submitted documents are missing any of required information or the documents are not clear enough, you will be requested to submit another proof document. If Name or Address registered in your application does not match with the submitted proof documents, IB may not be able to approve your application.

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.

Email:
newaccounts@interactivebrokers.com
Acceptable format for scanned documents: PDF, JPEG (JPG), PNG.
Please enter your IB Account Number (UXXXXXX) in email subject.

Fax:
03-4588-9749

Mail:
Interactive Brokers Securities Japan, Inc.
4th Floor Tekko Kaikan
Nihonbashi Kayabacho
Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-0025 Japan
Please allow extra time for processing. Please give us a call after sending by mail.




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


In addition to your name, address and phone number, you will need the following information to complete the Small Business Account Application:


Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Company and Unincorporated Business
  • Small Business Tax Identification Number;
  • US Tax Classification (Partnership, Corporation, Disregarded Entity);
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card);
  • Controlling Officer name, address, phone number, US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).

If the entity is NOT a U.S. publicly-traded company or registered with a U.S. financial regulatory agency, then for each 10% or greater shareholder:

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Address;
  • Phone;
  • Country of citizenship or formation if entity;
  • US Social Security Number or ID number if not a US citizen (Driver's License, Alien Identification Card, Passport or National Identity Card).
  • Estimated Net Worth (excluding value of residence);
  • Estimated Liquid Net Worth (excluding value of residence).
  • Annual Net Income;
  • Total Assets;
  • Bank or third-party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.



What You Need – Documents (Small Business Applicants in Other Countries)


Australian Partnerships, Associations, Registered Cooperatives, and Government Bodies

Download Certified Copy Certificate




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.