Open Zerodha Account | Zerodha Account Opening Online Process Review


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Zerodha Account Opening Charges 2021

Zerodha account opening charges are Rs 200 for a trading account and Rs 0 for Demat account. Zerodha charge Rs 300 AMC for Demat account.

TransactionCharges
Trading Account Opening ChargesRs 200
Account AMC ChargesRs 0 (Free)
Demat Account Opening ChargesRs 0
Demat AMC (Yealy)Rs 300
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Zerodha is Bangalore based discount stock broker. Zerodha offers online stock and commodity trading to retail customers. Since its inception in Aug 2010, Zerodha has grown significantly.

Commonly asked questions before opening an account with Zerodha

  • Is Zerodha safe?

    Yes Zerodha is a safe, reliable and trustworthy broker.

  • Does Zerodha offer commodity trading?

    Yes

  • How much brokerage does Zerodha charge?

    Rs 20 per trade flat

  • Do I have to keep a minimum balance in my account?

    No

  • Is there a fixed monthly charge?

    No

  • Do I have to pay for software uses?

    No, all trading software and tools are free. However, access to partner products are chargeable.

  • How much is the demat transaction changes?

    Rs 13.5 per script per day on sell transaction.

  • Does Zerodha have branches?

    Zerodha is an online broker with over 120+ partner offices across India.

  • How Zerodha charge so less brokerage?

    They use the latest technology and keeping the cost low.

Find 20 reasons why you should open an account with Zerodha.


Open Zerodha Account Online / Offline

To trade (in stock, commodity or currency) or to invest (in stocks, mutual funds) with Zerodha, a customer has to open a trading account and a demat account. The demat account is not mandatory for customer planning to trade only in derivatives.

Zerodha offers 3 types of accounts:

  • Trading account for equity and currency derivatives.
  • Demat account to take delivery of stocks.
  • Commodity account to trade commodity futures on MCX.

Zerodha also offers 2-in-1 account (a combo of trading account and demat account) which offers smooth automatic transactions between these two accounts.

One customer account has access to all the segments but each segment has to enable separately at the time of account opening or at later point of time.


Zerodha Account Opening Documents Required

To open Zerodha account, you would need the following documents-

  1. Copy of your PAN card
  2. Aadhar (Mandatory for opening an account online)
  3. Cancelled cheque or latest Bank statement
  4. Photo or scanned copy of your signature
  5. Income proof - For trading in Futures and options. You can submit 6-month Bank statement, Latest salary slips, Form-16, Income Tax Return Acknowledgment, Demat holding statement, or Networth certificate from a CA

How to open account in zerodha (step by step Guide)?

To open Zerodha account online, you have 2 options:

  • Fill an online application form. Click here to fill the Zerodha contact form.
  • Open your account instantly with AADHAAR.

Note: Aadhar Card along with mobile number linked to your Aadhaar is compulsory for opening an account online. An OTP will be sent to your mobile number for Aadhar verification.


Zerodha IDFC FIRST Bank 3-in-1 Account

Zerodha offers the Zerodha IDFC FIRST Bank 3-in-1 Account wherein a trading, demat and bank account are linked to each other. This facilitates fast transactions and seamless trading experience. The 3-in-1 account is only available to new customers holding an account with IDFC FIRST Bank. To open an account, you need to open a bank account with IDFC FIRST Bank. Once your Bank account is open, you can open a 3-in-1 account with Zerodha.


Zerodha account opening time

Zerodha account opening time depends on how you have applied, online or offline. If you've applied online, the Zerodha account is opened in a few minutes. For offline application, it takes 2 days to process the application.


Zerodha Account Opening Status

Zerodha takes 2 working days to open the account after they receive the signed account opening forms. The customer receives an email confirmation after the account is opened.

If you do not receive a welcome email after 2 days, please give a call to Zerodha support team and they can tell you the status of account opening.


Zerodha Account Opening Form PDF

Zerodha Account Opening Form PDF is available for download on its website. Here are the steps to download Zerodha Account Opening Form PDF-

  1. Visit Zerodha's website at Zerodha.com
  2. Click on 'Download & Resources' in the footer (bottom of the website)
  3. In the resources section, you have separate forms- One for trading in equity, futures and options on NSE, BSE and the other for Commodity trading. Download the specific form as per your trading preference

You could also fill the online account opening application, print it, sign it and courier to Zerodha's Bangalore office.


Zerodha Account Closure

The Zerodha Trading and Demat account get deactivated if you do not use them for 6 months. This dormant trading account can be activated by calling Zerodha.

If you are a Zerodha and not using the account anymore or moved to another broker, it is recommended to close the account to avoid paying AMC charges. It also reduces the chance of misusing the account by someone else.

Zerodha customer may close the accounts with Zerodha at any point of time. The only way to close the account with Zerodha is to submit an application for Account Closure. Accounts cannot be closed online or by contacting customer support. The application form can be downloaded from Zerodha's website 'Downloads & Resources' section. Customer can fill the form, sign it and courier it to the Bangalore office.

Note:

  • It may take up to 2 working days to close the account. Customers receive an email notification with the status updates on the account closing procedure.
  • Clear all the dues before closing the account.
  • Transfer all your securities from the Zerodha demat account to your other demat account.
  • Zerodha do not charge anything for account closure.
Zerodha Special Offer

Free Equity Delivery Trading

Get free equity delivery trading (truly no brokerage) and pay flat Rs 20 brokerage for Intraday and F&O trades. To open an account with Zerodha, simply leave your contact information with us and Zerodha representatives will call you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 1. How to open demat and trading account with Zerodha?

    Zerodha offers online account opening facilities to its customers.

    Steps to open Zerodha account online

    1. Visit the Zerodha website.
    2. Click on the Sign up Now button.
    3. Enter your mobile number and click on Continue.
    4. Enter the 6-digit OTP received on your mobile number. Click on Confirm.
    5. Verify your email id by entering 6 digits OTP received on your email id.
    6. Enter your PAN No. and Date of Birth. Click on accept and Continue.
    7. Pay the account opening fees using UPI or through Net banking.
    8. Sign in to your Digilocker account to share your Aadhar details with Zerodha.
    9. Allow Zerodha to access your Aadhar details.
    10. Enter your bank account details and background information.
    11. Read all the instructions and tick all the checkboxes and Continue.
    12. Write the displayed OTP on a piece of paper and hold it in front of a camera to complete the online In-Person verification (IPV).
    13. Upload all the required documents like PAN, Aadhar card, canceled cheque, signature photo proof, and Income proof (mandatory only for derivatives trading)
    14. Complete E-sign with Aadhar.
    15. Verify your Email ID by entering your security code.
    16. Review the account opening form and click on Sign Now.
    17. Enter your Aadhar No. and the OTP and click on Submit to complete the online account opening process.

     

     

  2. 2. Is Zerodha a genuine stock broker?

    Zerodha is a stock broker registered with SEBI, BSE, NSE and MCX. It is a SEBI approved broker authorized to offer trading services in stock, currency and commodities. Like other stock brokers, Zerodha is regulated by SEBI and audited regularly by stock exchanges.

    Zerodha is as genuine as other stock brokers in India.

    Below are a few key facts about Zerodha:

    • Largest stock broker in India in terms of the number of clients. Over 10L customers.
    • In the retail brokerage business since 2008.
    • Solid local presence with over 200 branches & partner offices across India.
    • Account for over 10% of daily retail trading volumes across exchanges.
    • Among the most trusted stock broker in India with very few complaints.
    • Winner of many prestigious awards including retail brokerage of the year 2018 by NSE.
    • Founded by 1st generation entrepreneurs.
    • Run by a team of highly professional and dedicated employees.
    • Customer focused business model.
    • Massive investment in technology for the future.

     

     

  3. 3. How to open Zerodha account offline?

    You can open Zerodha account offline in 2 ways:

    1. Request a callback from Zerodha. A sales manager will send you the account opening forms via email and take the process forward.
    2. Visit the Zerodha.com website. Download the application forms. Print, fill and sign it. Courier it to the company address mentioned in the form along with necessary documents.

    Note: The account opening fee for an offline account is Rs 400 and the online account is Rs 200.

     

     

  4. 4. Is Zerodha good for Mutual Funds?

    Zerodha is indeed the best broker in India for Mutual Fund investment. Following are the reasons:

    • Coin, the Mutual Fund investment platform offers is the best app/website.
    • Zerodha offers Direct Mutual Fund which results in an extra saving of over 2% per year. In the case of Direct Mutual Funds, the Asset Management Companies (AMC) doesn't pay any commission to the broker. The benefits are passed on to the customer.
    • Mutual Fund investment with Zerodha is free . No brokerage, no upfront or trail commission from fund managers, no software uses charges and no other hidden fees.
    • Free money transfer to Zerodha using UPI.
    • Systematic Investment Plans (SIP) is available to all customers. Invest lump sum or use SIP.

     

     

  5. 5. What is an account opening charge in Zerodha?

    You have to pay online account opening charges while opening the account. The account opening fees charged by Zerodha is as follows:

    Zerodha Account Opening Charges

    Account

    Fees

    Online Trading and Demat Account

    Rs 200

    Offline Trading and Demat Account (Paper Form)

    Rs 400

    Online Trading, Demat, and Commodity

    Rs 300

    Offline Trading, Demat, and Commodity (Paper Form)

    Rs 600

    Request a callback from Zerodha for account opening.

    Note: For offline account opening (signing paper forms), the fees should be paid by cheque along with the application form.

     

     

  6. 6. Who owns Zerodha?

    Zerodha Broking Ltd (formally Zerodha LLP) was founded by Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath in 2010. Zerodha is a Bangalore based company engaged in the business of stock and commodity trading.

    Zerodha was the first brokerage firm to offer online discount brokerage services. It offers trading at BSE, NSE and MCX at a flat rate of Rs 20 per trade. Zerodha offers brokerage free equity delivery and mutual fund investment.

     

     

  7. 7. How to open Zerodha demat account online?

    Zerodha offers a demat account with CDSL. To open Zerodha demat account online, you need to:

    1. Request a callback from Zerodha sales team for account opening.
    2. Or visit the Zerodha.com website, click on the signup button and enter your mobile number. Enter the OTP received and then fill the required personal details.

     

     

  8. 8. Can I have two Zerodha Accounts with the same name?

    No. An individual can open only one trading account or demat account with a particular broker. You cannot open two trading accounts with same PAN number with Zerodha.

    Note: You could open another trading or demat account with the same name and pan number with other brokers. But this can't be done with one broker because of SEBI regulations.

     

     

  9. 9. How to open Zerodha trading account?

    Zerodha offers its customers a 2-in-1 account wherein the trading and demat account are linked. You can open the Zerodha trading account online as well as offline.

     

     

  10. 10. Does Zerodha Provide Trading tips?

    No. Unlike full-service brokers, Zerodha doesn't provide trading tips, research, advisory or recommendations. They also do not offer services like portfolio management services (PMS), wealth management and relationship managers.

    Zerodha is a 'no-frills' 'online' 'discount' stock broker. It offers stock and commodity trading ultra-low brokerage charges. They don't have an in-house research team.

    Zerodha brokerage services are designed for people who can trade by themselves with little help from the broker. To reward these do-it-yourself traders, Zerodha charges over 60% lesser brokerage fees in comparison to full-service brokers like ICICI or Sharekhan.

    By not offering add-ons like stock research, Zerodha saves huge cost. They are technology focused broker offering the best online trading platform for a fraction of brokerage fee.

    Zerodha has an education platform called 'Varsity' to educate investors and traders in taking their own investment decision.

     

     

  11. 11. How to open Zerodha commodity account?

    You can open a Zerodha commodity account along with the equity trading & demat account. The online account opening fee is Rs 300. The account can be opened online by visiting visit Zerodha.com website.

    Request a callback from Zerodha if you need assistance with account opening.

     

     

  12. 12. Is It necessary to open a demat account with Zerodha?

    It is necessary to open a demat account with Zerodha to trade equity, commodity, or currency. The demat account opening along with the trading account is mandatory at Zerodha.

    Zerodha does not allow you to open only a trading account without the Demat account. Even when you have a Demat account with any other broker, you need to open a Demat account with Zerodha with the trading account to trade in Equity, F&O, Commodity, and Currency.

    As per SEBI mandate, the Demat account has been a mandatory requirement for trading in Equity stocks for quite some time. For F&O, the Demat account requirement came into effect from October 2019 with the introduction of physical settlement of F&O Stock contracts.

    Trading in commodity and currency derivatives generally does not require a Demat account. However, Zerodha does not allow Commodity or Currency trading accounts without an Equity Trading and Demat account.

     

     

  13. 13. What are the documents required for Zerodha account opening?

    The documents required for Zerodha account opening are:

    1. PAN card
    2. Aadhaar (Only for an online account opening)
    3. Cancelled cheque/Bank statement to link your bank account
    4. A photo
    5. Income proof (Form-16/IT acknowledgement copy/6-month Bank statement/Latest salary slip)

    Request a callback from Zerodha for assistance from Zerodha account opening team.

     

     

  14. 14. What is required for Zerodha account opening?

    The requirements depend on whether you want to open an account online or offline. Here's what you need:

    Online Account Opening

    1. PAN card
    2. Aadhaar (Your current mobile number linked with it)
    3. Cancelled cheque/Bank statement
    4. A photo
    5. Income proof (Form-16/ IT acknowledgement copy/6-month Bank statement/Latest salary slip)

    Offline Account Opening

    1. Filled application form
    2. Attach supporting documents:
      1. PAN card
      2. Cancelled cheque/Bank statement
      3. A photo
      4. Income proof -Form-16/ IT acknowledgement copy/6-month Bank statement/Latest salary slip
      5. A cheque for Account Opening charges

    Request a callback from Zerodha for assistance from Zerodha account opening team.

     

     

  15. 15. How to close Zerodha Demat Account?

    The Zerodha Trading and Demat account get deactivated if you do not use them for 6 months. This dormant trading account can be activated by calling Zerodha.

    If you are a Zerodha customer and not using the account anymore or moved to another broker, it is recommended to close the account to avoid paying AMC charges. It also reduces the chance of misusing the account by someone else.

    Zerodha customer may close the accounts with Zerodha at any point of time. Below pre-check has to be done before sending the requests for Closure of demat account.

    1. It should not have Debit Balance in your account.
    2. It should not have any shares in your account.
    3. All holders are required to sign the closure request form.

    The easiest way to close the account with Zerodha is to submit an application for Account Closure. The Zerodha account closure application form can be downloaded from Zerodha's website. Customer can fill the form, sign it and courier it to the Bangalore office.

    Note that after the application for account closure is received, it may take up to 2 working days to close the account. The customer receives the email notification with the status updates on account closing procedure. Zerodha do not charge anything for account closure.

     

     

  16. 16. How much time Zerodha take to open an account?

    Zerodha takes 2 to 3 days to open an account once they receive the online or offline account opening application. The applicant receives a confirmation email once the account is opened. These emails are followed up by the credentials to log in to the trading application.

     

     

  17. 17. How to close Zerodha account online?

    No, you cannot close the Zerodha account online. You can only close it by submitting a physical Account deactivation/closure form. Download, fill and sign it and send it to the company's registered office.

     

     

  18. 18. How close Zerodha account?

    Zerodha account can be closed easily by sending a signed application form to the Zerodha office. Note that the account closure facility is not available online. To close the Zerodha account, download Account deactivation/closure form, print it, fill it, sign it and send it to the address mentioned in the form.

     

     

  19. 19. How to delete Zerodha account?

    Customers who are not using the Zerodha account are recommended to close the account to avoid AMC charges and misuse. Due to regulatory requirements, the account closure process is a manual process. The customer has to submit an application for Account Closure. Here are steps to delete or close Zerodha account:

    1. Download the Account deactivation/closure form
    2. Print, fill and sign it. All account holders must sign it.
    3. Attach all unused DIS (Delivery Instruction Slip)
    4. Send it to the company's registered office.

     

     

  20. 20. Does Zerodha require demat account?

    Yes, you need to open a demat account with Zerodha. It doesn't allow opening a trading account without opening a Demat account. You need to apply for a 2-in-1 account combining trading & demat account.

     

     

  21. 21. How to deactivate Zerodha account?

    You can deactivate Zerodha account if you want to temporarily stop trading. This will keep the account in freeze but will attract charges like AMC. To de-activate your account:

    1. Download the Account deactivation/closure form
    2. Print, fill and sign it.
    3. Check on 'deactivate account'.
    4. Send it to the address mentioned on the form.

     

     

  22. 22. What is IPV Zerodha?

    In-person verification or IPV is a mandatory process for opening an account. It is a process to verify the documents submitted. You need to show the originals of the documents submitted during the account opening. IPV can be done physically or online through a webcam.

     

     

  23. 23. Zerodha me account kaise khole?

    You can open a Zerodha account online as well as offline. Here are 4 ways; you can open an account with Zerodha:

    1. Go to the Zerodha.com website, click on signup and enter your mobile number. Next, enter the OTP received and fill the required personal details.
    2. Call Zerodha customer care number. A sales manager will be assigned who will send you the forms via email and assist you in the account opening.
    3. Download the application form PDF from the website. Print, fill and sign it. Courier it along with necessary documents to the company address mentioned in the form.

     

     

  24. 24. Can NRI open account in Zerodha?

    Yes. Zerodha is a leading online discount broker offering 2-in-1 account services to NRI. Zerodha does not have a banking license hence an NRI has to first open NRE/NRO bank account with HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, or Yes Bank/Indusind Bank.

    Zerodha does not offer an online account opening process for NRI customers. An NRI has to download the PDF account opening form, fill it, sign it, and send the duly filled form to Zerodha's designated office along with the necessary documents.

    Read Zerodha NRI Account Review for a detailed account opening process.

     

     

  25. 25. Can I open a Demat and Trading Account in Zerodha using my joint bank account?

    Yes, you could link your joint bank account with Zerodha trading & demat account if the signatory method in bank is either or survivor (known as anyone).

    In case the bank account need the signature of both the holder to pass the cheque, the first hold name is a must in trading and demat.

     

     

  26. 26. Is Zerodha account opening free?

    Zerodha account opening is not free. Zerodha offers to open accounts online as well as offline. Zerodha charges extra Rs 300 to open the account offline due to the paperwork involved.

    Zerodha Account Opening Charges (Online)

    • Trading and Demat account: Rs 200
    • Commodity Account: Rs 100

    Apart from account opening charges, Zerodha charges Rs 300 as AMC for maintenance of the Demat account.

     

     

  27. 27. Can I open only a trading account in Zerodha?

    No, you cannot open just a trading account with Zerodha. You are required to open a trading and Demat account with Zerodha.

    Zerodha does not offer only trading account to trade in either of the segments - Equity, F&O, Commodity, and Currency. Even when you want to trade only in Commodities which generally do not require a Demat account, you need to open an Equity Trading and Demat account along with a Commodity trading account.

     

     

  28. 28. Can I open a trading account with Zerodha with a Demat account at another broker?

    No, you need to open the trading as well as Demat account, both with Zerodha.

    It is mandatory to open a Demat account in Zerodha. You cannot map a third-party Demat account opened with another broker to the Zerodha trading account.

     

     

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