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How do I activate F&O?

You can activate F&O in your account by placing a request here. Equity and currency derivatives can be enabled by uploading your Income proof. To activate the commodity account, see How do I open a commodity account?

Anyone of the below documents will suffice as income proof:

  1. Bank statement for the last 6 months with an average balance of more than ₹10,000. (Statement must be in the name of the Zerodha account holder.)
  2. The latest salary slip with gross monthly income exceeding ₹15,000.
  3. ITR acknowledgement with gross annual income exceeding ₹1,20,000.
  4. Form 16 with gross annual income exceeding ₹1,20,000.
  5. Certificate of net worth more than ₹10,00,000.
  6. Statement of Demat holdings with holdings value exceeding ₹10,000.

Do note that the proof must contain the logo/seal of the concerned authority. Once the request is submitted, the F&O segment will be activated in 48 hours.

Activate segment

Note : The above option is available for resident individual and non-individual (Corporate, Partnership account/LLP, etc) accounts. If you hold an NRI account you will have to print out and fill up the segment addition form & send it to our Head office along with your Income proof.

Please ensure that the income proof file is in PDF format and under 5 MB in size.

You can check this video for an explanation of the above points.