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How to fill a Delivery Instruction Slip (DIS)?

As per CDSL's circular (WEB), to prevent incorrect transfers, all off-market transfers will be processed only if the sender (transferor) of the securities adds the receiver's (transferee’s) demat account as a beneficiary on CDSL. To learn how to add a beneficiary on CDSL, see How to add a beneficiary on CDSL to transfer securities?

To fill out the Delivery Instruction Slip, follow these instructions:

  1. First/Sole Holder’s Name: Enter the account holder's name as mentioned in the demat account.
  2. ISIN: Enter the ISIN of securities to be transferred as per the transaction statement. To find the transaction statement, see How to download transaction cum holding (SOT and SOH) statement?
    *A maximum of 5 securities (ISINs) can be transferred per DIS. Use the DIS Annexure form
    (PDF) to transfer more than 5 securities.
    *To transfer securities to multiple accounts, use separate DIS for each account.
  3. Security Name: Name of security to be transferred.
  4. Quantity in Figures: Enter the quantity in numbers.
  5. Quantity in Words: Enter the quantity in words.
  6. To be left blank.
  7. No of Annexures (if any): Enter the number of DIS Annexures (PDF) attached to the slip if more than 5 securities are transferred.
  8. Select the transfer reason. If the reason is selected as Others, enter the reason mentioned in the list (PDF).
  9. Bank details if it is an off-market sale of a security. The field can be left blank if it is not an off-market sale.
  10. Off-Market Trade: While making an off-market transfer, enter the counter DP details, i.e., the DP details to whom the securities are being transferred.
    *Tick the depository option, CDSL or NSDL.
    *Counter DP ID, Client ID details, and BO name (account holder's name).
    *Tick the settlement details as BO-BO.
  11. If the securities that are being transferred are not listed or do not trade on the exchanges, leave the field blank.
  12. To be left blank. Zerodha will fill in the date after the DIS is executed.
  13. Signature box: The account holder's signature must be as per the signature recorded in the Zerodha demat account. Add a counter signature if there are any corrections or an overwritten signature. To check the signature as per Zerodha records, see Where can the submitted documents be checked while opening an account?


Transfer charges of 0.03% of turnover or ₹25 per ISIN, whichever is higher, plus 18% GST is applicable.

Off-market sale

To make an off-market sale, follow these steps:

  • Submit the filled DIS slip. Fill in the details of the transferee's payment bank (the person receiving the shares) in the slip. If the DIS booklet was issued before Feb 2021, fill in the payment bank details in the Annexure for the DIS slip (PDF) and submit it with DIS.
  • Stamp duty is applicable per the slab mentioned in this document (PDF).

Did you know?

  • Direct transfer from one demat account to another demat account is called off-market transfer. The reasons for making an off-market transfer are mentioned in this document (PDF).
  • If the other demat is with CDSL DP, the shares can be transferred online via CDSL Easiest. See How to transfer shares from the Zerodha account using CDSL Easiest?
  • Clients must provide the DIS booklet where the slips are printed in white and not the ones printed in green. The green slips are for client reference.
  • A CMR copy will be required if a client transfers to their account with NSDL as a depository. See What is Client Master Report (CMR), and how to get it? Create a ticket to send the CMR copy, or it can be couriered along with the DIS slip to the following address:

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