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What documents are required to open an account online?

To open a resident individual account online, the following are required:

  1. A copy of your PAN card.
  2. Aadhaar (open your account via the offline route if you don't want to use the Aadhaar details, see What documents do I require to open an account offline with Zerodha? )
  3. A mobile number linked to Aadhaar (mandatory, to receive an OTP and esign the account opening form.)¹
  4. Proof of bank account in your name.²
    For bank account verification, enter the account details, i.e. account number and IFSC, Zerodha will deposit an amount between ( 0.01 to 1) to the bank account or, validate by entering a valid UPI Virtual Payment Address (VPA) and proceed. If the validation using these two modes fail, upload proof of bank account² .
  5. A scanned copy of your signature. The signature must be with ballpoint or ink pens. Markers or sketch pens are not allowed.
  6. Income proof³ (optional).

Notes

¹To link the mobile number to  Aadhaar, visit the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra. The nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra can be found by visiting appointments.uidai.gov.in/(X(1)S. The mobile number linked to your Aadhaar can be seen by visiting myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/verify-email-mobile.
If there is an alternate mobile number that is linked to the Aadhaar, use the same to receive an OTP and complete the account opening process.

²Cancelled cheque, bank statement, the front page of the passbook (any one). The bank proof should include your name, bank logo/sign/stamp, account number, IFSC and MICR code. If the cheque is not personalized, the bank statement should have both the IFSC and MICR code printed.

³Submit any one of the following if you wish to trade in F&O:

      • Bank statement for the last six months with an average balance of more than ₹10,000. (Statement must be in the name of the applicant.)
      • 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 holdings value exceeding ₹10,000.