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What is the procedure to dematerialise bonds?

As per SEBI (WEB), if clients have not updated their KYC with their respective Registrar and Transfer Agents (RTA), their folios will be frozen from 1st April 2023, and they will not be able to dematerialise their physical shares. Clients are requested to contact their RTAs if their KYC is not updated. To learn more about RTAs, see What are Registrar and Transfer agents (RTA)?

To dematerialise your physical bond certificates, you'll have to submit Dematerialisation Request Form (DRF) and the original bond certificates to Zerodha. The dematerialisation process takes up to 30 days.

The dematerialisation process is as follows:

  1. To dematerialise 4 or lesser bond certificates of the same ISIN/company - Three copies of DRF ( PDF ) for each ISIN/company.
  2. To dematerialise more than 4 bond certificates of the same scrip/company - Four copies of DRF ( PDF ) for each ISIN/company
  3. A self-attested copy of your PAN.

How to fill the DRF for bond dematerialisation?

  1. Put a tick mark on the Bonds option on the DRF as shown below .

2. Sign the Signature with DP and Signature with RTA/Issuer/Co. fields. If it is a joint account, then all holders need to sign.

Please send all the above documents to the following address (via post, registered post, speed post or courier):

153/154, 4th Cross, J.P Nagar 4th Phase,
Opp. Clarence Public School,
Bengaluru - 560078

  • The name on the bond certificate should match the name on the demat account.
  • Charges: ₹150 per share certificate + a courier charge of ₹100 per dematerialisation request since we have to courier the forms to the RTA + 18% GST. See the tariff sheet for more .