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What is in person verification and why is it needed?

In Person Verification (IPV) is a process where the broker verifies the client and his documents in person, as per the circular set by SEBI. All brokers are required to carry out this process for all clients.

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It is compulsory for every client to go through the IPV before opening a Trading and a DEMAT Account . IPV in the past used to be done physically where an employee of the broker would visit and verify. Nowadays, technology allows the IPV to be done online using a webcam or your phone camera.

When you are completing the IPV process, an OTP will be generated and shown on your screen. Your webcam or phone camera will turn on to take a short video on a real-time basis.

As real-time IPV is to be done, we would require you to show this OTP on a written piece of paper or your mobile screen along with your face in such a way that it is clearly visible on the camera. The camera would then take a series of photos from the video to capture the OTP and your face as shown by the client correctly for our needs.

Note: The web camera needs to be allowed access in your browser to capture images for the IPV and your face and OTP needs to be clearly visible.