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What is Know Your Customer(KYC)? How can I check my KYC status?

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 to open a trading and demat account. Your KYC will be verified during the account opening process.

How to check the KYC status?

To check your KYC status, see the steps below:

  1. Visit
  2. Under KYC enquiry section, enter your PAN, input the captcha and click on submit to fetch your status.

What does KYC status mean?

Registered: Your KYC is registered successfully.

Under process: This status shows up if you have recently opened an account. It takes up to 5 days for the KYC to be updated.

On-hold or rejected: This status will be shown if other brokers you have accounts with have not uploaded the correct details and documents. Zerodha will send you an email with the details about the documents required. See I received an email from Zerodha asking me for KYC information? What do I have to do?

If your account is inactive for a year, you have to update your KYC details. See I received an email stating my account is inactive and I need to renew my KYC. How do I do that?