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What documents are required to open a Zerodha account as a foreign national or OCI residing in India?

The documents required to open a Zerodha account as a foreign national or OCI residing in India are:

Application form

FATCA Declaration

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) declaration (PDF). Tax Identification Number (TIN) must be filled in the FATCA declaration. The common TINs are as follows:

  • Canada: SIN
  • UK: UTR or NINO
  • Singapore: NRIC or FIN
  • Australia: TFN

TINs for other countries can be found by visiting

Self-attested copy of the supporting documents:

  • Indian PAN
  • Tax ID proof from your country of origin
  • Passport
  • Address proof of your Indian residence
  • Indian resident bank account.
  • OCI card (if applicable)

Need help? Call on 080 4719 2020 or 080 71175337 or create a ticket.

Once all the documents are ready, e-mail the soft copy of all the forms to [email protected]. The forms will be reviewed in case any corrections are required. After the forms are reviewed, courier the documents along with a cheque in favour of Zerodha Broking Limited for the following amount:

  • ₹500 towards Equity and Commodity trading account opening charges.

Courier all the documents to:

153/154, 4th Cross, J.P Nagar 4th Phase,
Opp. Clarence Public School,
Bengaluru - 560078

To learn about the applicable charges, visit

Did you know? Residents of Nepal or Bhutan can open a resident account offline after getting an E-FRRO letter. To learn more, visit