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How to open a Zerodha account offline?

To open an offline account, the following documents are required:

Application form

Supporting Documents

  • A passport-size photograph to affix and sign across on the equity and commodity applications.
  • Self-attested copy of the PAN with the signature under Applicant signature.
  • Self-attested address proof. Any one of the following documents: Driving licence, voter ID, passport, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREA) job card, National Population Register (NPR) letter or Aadhaar card. If an Aadhaar is being submitted as proof, ensure that a masked Aadhaar is submitted. To learn how to get the masked Aadhaar, see How to download masked Aadhaar?
  • A bank account proof in the client's name. The bank proof can be one of the following: A personalised cancelled cheque with the name printed on it, bank statement, bank passbook copy with the bank account number, bank logo, seal, MICR, and IFSC code clearly visible.
  • An income proof to trade in F&O. The income proof can be one of the following:
    • Bank statement for the last six months with an average balance of more than ₹10,000.
    • The latest salary slip with gross monthly income exceeding ₹15,000.
    • ITR acknowledgement with gross annual income exceeding ₹1,20,000.
    • Form 16 with gross annual income exceeding ₹1,20,000.
    • Certificate of net worth more than ₹10,00,000.
    • Statement of demat holdings with current holdings value exceeding ₹10,000.

Sample copy and signature guidelines

Check the sample equity form (PDF) and commodity form (PDF) for reference. Refer to the signature guidelines (PDF) to sign all the forms.

In-person Verification (IPV)

As part of the mandatory In-Person Verification (IPV) requirement for all brokers, a webcam or physical verification is required. See What is In-Person Verification (IPV), and why is it required?

Need help? Call Zerodha’s new account opening desk at 080 4719 2020, 080 7117 5337 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 and 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 all the charges involved while trading and investing, visit

Did you know? The account will be opened within 72 hours if the documents submitted are correct. If the account holder is a senior citizen and cannot sign the forms, a medical certificate and a thumb impression of the account holder on a sheet of paper must be sent along with the other documents.