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What is Know Your Customer (KYC), and how can the KYC status be checked?

Know Your Customer (KYC) is a process to determine the identity of a customer and details such as income, profession etc. A KYC is mandatory as per SEBI guidelines (WEB) to open a trading and demat account. KYC will be verified during the account opening process at Zerodha.

To check the KYC status, follow these steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on KYC inquiry.
  3. Enter PAN , input the captcha , and click Submit to fetch the status.

What does KYC status mean?

  • Registered: KYC is registered successfully.

  • Under process: This status shows up for a recently opened account. It takes up to 5 days for the KYC to be updated.

If the account was inactive for a year, the KYC details will have to be updated. See Why did Zerodha send an email requesting KYC details to be updated?