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What is the procedure to open an account as a visually impaired or illiterate person at Zerodha?

Yes, a visually impaired person or an illiterate person can open a Zerodha account online by clicking here . However, a hard copy of the declaration needs to be filled and sent to our Head office .

Click here for the declaration form.

The declaration is to be collected by Zerodha Employee(s) and pick up agents,

However, that is not possible because of the pandemic, so the client needs to send the hard copy of the declaration with the witness details (Witness name, address & signature).

For any assistance in account opening, you can call directly on 080 47192020 / 080 71175337. You will be assigned a sales manager who will help you open your account.

You can also opt for the Offline process by filling up the account opening forms and sending it to our Head office .

The below points have to be kept in consideration when filling up the account opening forms -

  1. The Left thumb impression of the client instead of signatures wherever mandated in the application forms and the supporting documentation.
  2. Notary or Doctor's attestation required on the KYC page and supporting documents (Pan and address proof).
  3. Documentation should be done by Zerodha employee(s) and pick up agents . It cannot be done by Zerodha partner(s)/partner pickup agents. If a partner is doing the same, the partner should complete the documentation.
  4. The following comment has to be written on the nomination page - "Client has signed in my presence and we have explained the account opening procedure to the client" along with the signature of the person who has done the documentation on behalf of the client and the name & signature of a witness to the documentation.
  5. The following comment has to be written on the Risk Disclosure Document (RDD) - "Details explained to BO and he has signed in our presence" along with the signature of the person who has done the documentation on behalf of the client and the name & signature of a witness to the documentation. The implications of the RDD must be explained in the vernacular language as well, and the RDD must be signed in the client's vernacular language.

Note: The Notary / Doctor's attestation stamp/seal can be applied on the top right-hand corner on the Zerodha logo as shown in the image below -



The comment and signature of the person completing the documentation can be written in blank space at the end of the form as shown below -



The comment and signature of the person completing the documentation can be written in blank space at the end of the RDD (of the client's vernacular language) as shown below -



OR



The vernacular RDD can be downloaded from here .