Open ICICI Direct Account | ICICI Direct Account Opening Online Process Review


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ICICI Direct Account Opening Charges 2020

ICICI Direct account opening charges are ₹0 for a trading account and ₹0 for demat account. ICICI Direct charge ₹700 (from 2nd year) AMC for demat account.

TransactionCharges
Trading Account Opening Charges₹0
Account AMC Charges₹0
Demat Account Opening Charges₹0
Demat AMC (Yealy)₹700 (from 2nd year)

ICICIDirect (ICICI Securities Ltd) is the largest stock broker in India offering retail trading and investment services. ICICI offers 3-in-1 account, the most convenient way to invest in share market in India. The 3-in-1 account is combination of saving bank account, trading account and demat account opened and linked together for seamless transactions between these accounts.

ICICIDirect Account Opening

To invest or trade in stock market with ICICI bank, you have to open a 3-in-1 account with them. If you already have demat or bank account with ICICI Bank, these can be linked to make it 3-in-1 account. Note that with ICICI its compulsory to open all 3 accounts with them. You cannot link other bank account or other demat account with ICICI trading account.

Once you open trading account with ICICIDirect, you could invest in Equity, IPO, Mutual Funds, Derivative Products (Equity F&O and Currency F&O), Systematic Investment Plans (SIP), Fixed Deposits, NCDs etc.

Note minimum balance of Rs 5000 (Monthly Average Balance) has to be maintained in ICICI Bank Saving Account linked with 3-in-1 account.

ICICIDirect Open Account - Easy Steps

To open account with ICICIDirect, you could follow one of the steps below:

  1. Visit ICICI Bank branch in your city to fill in the application for opening an account. ICICI Bank has the widest network of branches all around India. Most of the branches of ICICI Bank offer ICICIDirect 3-in-1 account opening. This is the quickest way to open an account with ICICIDirect.
  2. Fill an online registration form on ICICIDirect website. Simply choose 'Apply On Line - Resident Account', fill the online application form and submit it. Once submitted, an ICICI Bank representative will visit you within 2 working days to complete the other account opening formalities.

Note that while ICICI executives says that it usually take 2 to 3 working days for a 3-in-1 account to open once you submit all the forms and supporting documents, in most cases it may take up to 7 working days.

ICICIDirect Account Opening Status

Once you submit the account opening form in the ICICI Bank branch or filled the application online, you could check the status of account opening online by visiting the 'See Your Application Status Online' on the Customer Service page of icicidirect.com. You would need 'Application/Form Number' and 'Date of Birth' to check the application status online.

Note that it takes minimum 2 days to update the ICICI Bank account opening status.

If you have registered online and didn't get the executive visited your home, you can always visit the local ICICI Bank branch or call customer services helpline to prioritize the ICICIDirect account opening process.

ICICIDirect Account Opening Form

ICICIDirect Account Opening Forms are available in ICICI Bank branches. You could also call ICICI Bank sales helpline to arrange an executive visit to your home and he will bring the forms along with him.

ICICIDirect Account Closure

If customer do not do any trades for 6 month, the ICICIDirect trading account become "Inactive" or "Dormant" trading account. The account remain on the customer's name and the broker keep charging Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) on this account. To reactivate the ICICIDIrect account, customer has to contact ICICI Bank.

If customer is not using the ICICIDirect trading and demat account, it is recommended to close the account to avoid almost Rs 1000 per year AMC.

ICICIDirect customer may close the accounts with ICICI Securities at any point of time. Easiest way to close ICICIDirect account is to visit the ICICI Bank branch and submit an application for Account Closure. Every branch has a sample application which they print and give it to the customer to sign.

Note that after the application is submitted for account closure, it may take up to 2 working days to close the account.

ICICIDirect customer can also delink the demat and bank account, if they want so. Once again an application is to be filled and submit in the branch to delink the accounts.

ICICI do not charge anything for account closure.

ICICI Direct Special Offer

ICICI 3-in-1 Account

ICICI Direct offers a 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank, trading and demat account. It offers one-click investment in Equity, Derivatives, Mutual Funds, IPO, ETF, Life Insurance, General Insurance, Currency, and Fixed Deposits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. What is ICICI Direct account?

    ICICI Direct account enables customers to buy Shares, Mutual Funds, NCDs, ETFs, Loan and Insurance. It also allows customers to do intra-day and derivatives (F&O) trading at BSE and NSE stock exchanges.

    ICICI Direct account is a 3-in-1 account, a combination of saving bank account, stock trading account and a demat account. The ICICI 3-in-1 account facilitates smooth trading with the real-time transfer of money from the bank to the trading account and automatic debit/credit of securities from the demat account.

    ICICI Direct account also provides research reports, trading tips and recommendations to its customers for free. You could get services related to your ICICI Direct account online as well as offline through a relationship manager or a local branch.

    Note that ICICI Direct doesn't offer Commodity trading at MCX or NCDEX.

     

  2. 2. How to open ICICI Direct account?

    You can open an ICICI Direct account online as well as offline by visiting the local branch of ICICI. ICICI opens a 3-in-1 account, which consists of a bank account, trading account and a demat account. All these 3 accounts are opening together and linked for seamless stock market investment.

    ICICI offers an online 3-in-1 account opening (paperless) but it requires In-person verification (IPV) done by a local ICICI bank representative. NRI's can also open ICICI Direct NRI 3-in-1 Account online.

    Steps to open an online ICICIDirect Account

    1. Visit ICICIDirect.com website.
    2. Click on the "Open an Account" button in the top navigation bar.
    3. Click on the "Get Started" button.
    4. Enter your PAN Number, Date of Birth and Name.
    5. Follow the remaining process and submit the form.
    6. A local ICICI Bank employee will visit you for IPV.
    7. Once IPV is done, the account is opened in 48 hours.

    If you already have a bank account with ICICI Bank and would like to open a demat and trading account with ICICI Direct, you will have to follow the old paper-based account opening process as below.

    Steps to open an offline ICICIDirect Account

    1. Visiting ICICI Bank branch
    2. Fill out an application for demat account
    3. Attach following documents
      • 2 Photographs of the Applicant and 1 Photograph of a Nominee.
      • PAN Card Copy
      • Address Proof Copy

    Steps to Check ICICIDirect Account Opening Status

    • Visit the 'Customer Service' page of ICICIDirect.com
    • Under the 'New User' section, click on 'Check Application Status' link
    • Enter 'Application/Form Number' and 'Date of Birth'.

     

  3. 3. Can I open ICICI Direct account online?

    Yes, you can open an ICICI Direct account online. The account is opened as a 3-in-1 account, which consists of a bank account, trading account and a demat account. The online 3-in-1 account opening is paperless but it requires In-person verification (IPV) done by a local ICICI bank representative. NRI's can also open ICICI Direct NRI 3-in-1 Account online.

    Steps to open ICICI Direct Account Online

    1. Visit ICICIDirect.com website.
    2. Click on the "Open an Account" button in the top navigation bar.
    3. Click on the "Get Started" button.
    4. Enter your PAN Number, Date of Birth and Name
    5. Follow the remaining process and submit the form.
    6. A local ICICI Bank employee will visit you for IPV.
    7. Once IPV is done, the account is opened in 48 hours.

    If you already have a bank account with ICICI Bank and would like to open demat and trading account with ICICI Direct, you will have to follow the old paper-based account opening process as below.

    Steps to open ICICI Direct Offline

    1. Visit nearby ICICI branch or call them.
    2. The company's executive will visit you within 2 working days to collect documents and complete the other account opening formalities.

     

  4. 4. How to close ICICI Direct account?

    The ICICI Demat account can be closed easily by submitting a signed paper form to the ICICI branch. The process of closing the account is offline. You cannot close the account by email, phone or online through its website.

    Once the form for account closure is received by the bank, an SMS is sent to you with an account closure request number. This unique ID can be used to track the account closure request.

    It could take up to 7 days to close the account with ICICI Direct. There are no changes for account closure. You will get confirmation SMS once the account is successfully closed.

    Steps to close ICICI Direct account

    • Download the Account Closure Form
    • Print, Fill and Sign it.
    • Submit it to the nearby ICICI Direct branch.
    • Or send it to the address in the form.

    Note:

    1. Pay all your dues before submitting the form.
    2. Close all your open positions and transfer your securities.
    3. Accounts in the suspended cannot be closed. Reach out to the customer care to reactivate the account first.

     

  5. 5. How to unlock ICICI Direct account?

    You can unlock your ICICI Direct trading account online in just a few steps.

    Steps to unlock ICICI Direct Account

    1. Go to ICICIDirect.com
    2. Click on the 'Customer Service' on the top menu
    3. Click on the 'Unlock Trading Account' under Troubled Logging In section
    4. In Options 1, enter your User ID (case sensitive), Date Of Birth, PAN details.
    5. Click the 'Unlock' Account and proceed.
    6. In Option 2, enter your ICICI Bank Account Number linked to ICICI Direct Account.
    7. Click 'Proceed'

     

    Unlock ICICI Direct Account

     

     

  6. 6. How to deactivate ICICIDirect account?

    The ICICI Direct account gets automatically deactivated if it is not used for 6 months. However, it will continue to attract charges. So, if you are thinking of deactivating your account for a few days or a couple of months then it doesn't make much difference whether it is active or deactivated.

    If you want to deactivate it for a longer period than 6 months to a couple of years then it is advisable to close the account and save on paying charges & fees.

     

  7. 7. How to close ICICIDirect Demat Account?

    If the customer does not do any trades for 6 months, the ICICIDirect trading account becomes "Inactive" or "Dormant" trading account. The account remains on the customer's name and the broker keep charging Annual Maintenance Charges (AMC) on this account. To reactivate the ICICIDIrect account, the customer has to contact ICICI Bank.

    If customers are not using the ICICIDirect's trading and demat account, it is recommended to close the account to avoid almost Rs 1000 per year AMC. ICICIDirect customer may close the accounts with ICICI Securities at any point of time.

    Steps to close Demat Account with ICICIDirect

    1. Download the 'Account closure form' or Visit the nearest ICICI Bank branch and submit an application for Account Closure. Every branch has a sample application which they print and give it to the customer to sign.
    2. Fill the form by providing all the required details. You have to carry your id proof and bank account detail with you.
    3. Attach all the required documents like copy of the ledger, unused DP slips
    4. After the application is submitted for account closure, you will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number with an account closure request number.
    5. It may take up to 2 working days to close the account. Once the account is closed you will get confirmation SMS.

    Note:

    1. ICICI do not charge anything for account closure.
    2. Before closing the account customer should reduce the account balance to zero.
    3. Customer should have no shares in demat account. Either they have to be transferred in other account or rematerialized them.

     

  8. 8. How to check DP ID in ICICI Direct?

    DP ID of your demat account in ICICI Direct is a depository identification number allocated to ICICI by NSDL or CDSL depositories.

    The DP id is part of your demat account number which is a 16 digit alphanumeric code. The first 8 digits represent the DP ID and the last 8 digits is your client ID.

    You could find ICICI Direct DP ID for your demat account by looking at your unique demat account number.

    Steps to check DP ID in ICICI Direct

    • Login to ICICI Direct.
    • Go to the 'Customer Service' section.
    • Scroll down to the 'My Account' section.
    • Check your demat account number.
    • The first 8 digit of the demat account number is the DP ID.

    Example:

    For demat account number IN303028 - 51120994, the DP ID is IN303028.

     

  9. 9. How to change phone number in ICICI direct?

    ICICI Direct customers can change the phone number online at any time by login into the ICICIDirect.com website or ICICI Direct mobile app. The process is simple and doesn't require you to submit any physical documents or visiting the branch.

    Steps to change phone number in ICICI direct

    1. Login to the ICICIDirect.com website.
    2. Click on Settings (Gear icon) in the top right.
    3. Under 'My Account' click on the 'Personal Details' link.
    4. Click on 'Other Details' tab
    5. Change your phone number and click the Update button.

    Note:

    • The phone number cannot be updated by customer service on a phone call.

     

  10. 10. How to change the email address in ICICI direct?

    ICICI Securities customers can change their email address online at any time by login into the ICICIDirect.com website or ICICI Direct mobile app. It doesn't require you to submit any physical documents or visiting the branch. It also can't be done on phone by customer service.

    Steps to change phone number in ICICI direct

    1. Login to the ICICIDirect.com website.
    2. Click on Settings (Gear icon) in the top right.
    3. Under 'My Account' click on the 'Personal Details' link.
    4. Click on 'Other Details' tab
    5. Change your 'Email ID' and click the Update button.

     

  11. 11. How to change the residential address in ICICI direct?

    The easiest way to change your address in ICICI Direct is by visiting an ICICI Bank branch with the original PAN Card and new address proof. They will give you a form to fill, get the document attested, and take your application.

    ICICI Securities customer has to fill a physical paper form to change the communication address. You cannot change the address online or by calling the call center.

    Steps to change the address in ICICI direct

    1. Login to the ICICIDirect.com website.
    2. Click on Customer Service (lady face icon) in the top right.
    3. Go down the page and locate section 'Important Information'
    4. Click on 'Download Forms'
    5. Look for 'Change Address Form - Demat & Trading Account - Individual' box
    6. Click the 'Download' button to get the PDF.
    7. Print, fill, and sign the form.
    8. Attach the following physical documents:
      1. PAN Card Copy (mandatory)
      2. Address proof (list available on the form)
    9. Visit nearby ICICI Bank Branch to get documents attested by ICICI Bank Official.
    10. Submit the form and documents to the branch.

     

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Information on this page was last updated on Thursday, May 28, 2020


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