What You Need for the Application

What You Need - Application


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


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

For each 10% or greater shareholder:

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



What You Need – Documents (Professional Advisor Applicants in the US)


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

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US Residents
Organization Advisors
Advisor Clients


US Residents
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your identity and date of birth

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 your 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




Organization Advisors
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.

  • Government-Issued Articles of incorporation;
  • Government-Issued Business License;
  • Government-Issued 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 each individual or entity that has an ownership of 10% or more in the Advisor organization

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 Government-Issued 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.

    • The document must be a valid, final version that clearly states the name of the firm, and is not in an editable format.
    • Government-Issued Business License (Final, Stamped Copy)
    • Government-Issued Certificate of Good Standing from the Jurisdiction of Incorporation (Final, Stamped Copy)
    • Company Charter (Fully-Executed Copy)
    • Bylaws (Fully-Executed Copy)
    • Operating Agreement, Partnership Agreement, or LLC Agreement (Fully-Executed Copy)
Proof of the ADDRESS of each individual or entity that has an ownership interest of 10% or more in the Advisor organization

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 Advisor's Authorized Trader

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 the residential address of the Advisor's Authorized Trader

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

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



Advisor Clients

For each of its clients that are US-Residents, an Advisor should submit:


If the client is an individual,


Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of identity and date of birth

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 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


If the client is an organization,
the same identification documents that are required of the Advisor itself (see Organization Advisors) with the following exceptions:


Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your firm's existence

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

  • Government-Issued Articles of incorporation;
  • Government-Issued Business License;
  • Government-Issued 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 identity

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.)

For each of its clients that are Non-US-Residents, an Advisor should submit:



Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of your identity and date of birth

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 your 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


If the client is a trust, you should submit:



Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of the trust's existence
The document must clearly state the name of the trust .
  • Document Establishing the Trust;
  • U.S. or Other Government Tax Form;
  • Other Government Document that Verifies the Existence of the Trust .
Proof of the trust's U.S. taxpayer or other govt-issued identification number
  • U.S. or Other Government Tax Form;
  • Financial Statement;
  • Other Government-Issued Document.
Proof of the authority of the trust to trade on margin
  • Document Establishing the Trust;
  • Trust Resolution.
Proof of the identity of each trustee and beneficiary of the trust
  • If an individual, a copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card;
  • If an entity, the entity's articles of incorporation company charter, partnership agreement, government-issued business license or governmentt-issued certificate of good standing.
Proof of the address of each trustee and beneficiary of the trust
  • 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.
Other Financial Institution Account Statement
The document must clearly state the name of the firm and be less than 12 months old.

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 (FATF).

Note: If you submitted a bank or brokerage statement as proof of address, that will satisfy this requirement also (same statement can be used for both).
  • 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)
  • Japanese Yen
  • Mexican Peso
  • Norwegian Krone
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • 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 Advisor Account Application:


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

For each 10% or greater shareholder:

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



What You Need – Documents (Professional Advisor Applicants in Canada)


Advisor Accounts
Documents Required for Canadian Advisors
  • Proof of Registration from Provinces where the advisors are registered;
  • One Canadian dollar check made payable to Interactive Brokers Canada;
  • Customer Agreement;
  • Shareholders Communications Instruction Forms B & C;
  • Client Consent to Electronic Delivery of Documents;
  • Where applicable:
    • Corporate Resolution;
    • Articles of Incorporation;
    • Partnership Resolution;
    • Partnership Agreement.



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


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


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

For each 10% or greater shareholder:

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



What You Need – Documents (Professional Advisor Applicants in Europe)


Financial Advisor Accounts

Registered Professional advisors must provide the document listed below. In addition, customers must provide documentation depending on the customer or organization type per the type of account indicated in either individual, joint or institution accounts.

Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Financial Advisor License or Registration
Must be valid and indicate the body granting the license or registration.

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. You are 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 email at newaccounts.uk@interactivebrokers.co.uk. Please include your Account ID in the Subject line.




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 Advisor Account Application:


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

For each 10% or greater shareholder:

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



What You Need – Documents (All Other Professional Advisor Applicants)


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). E.g:
    • 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.


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS THAT CAN BE USED FOR MAINLAND CHINA ACCOUNTS ONLY:
If you are unable to produce any of the above, you may instead provide the following as proof of an address in China:
  • Copy of bank account passbook
    • Must be issued in last 12 months or show some transaction in last 12 months;
  • Mobile phone bill (less than 12 months old);
  • Hukou showing current address.



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.