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China

Individual, Joint and Trust Accounts 

Application (China)   Documents (China)   Funding (China)
 

 

What You Need: Application

Legal residents of China will need to provide the following information in the application:

Individual
Everything from the column below:
Trust
Everything from Individual column plus the following:
Joint
Everything from the column below:
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or proof of ID number if not US citizen;
  • Your employer name, address and phone number;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.

Trustees and Beneficiaries:

  • Name;
  • Residential Address (if individual);
  • Principle Place of Business
  • Address (if entity);
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number or ID number if not US citizen.

Entity Trustees:

  • Tax ID;
  • Exchange and Symbol (For any Entity Trustee or Beneficiary that is publicly traded);
  • Name, Address and Social Security Numbers of Individual Beneficiaries;
  • % of ownership per beneficiary;
  • Between 1 and 5 Settlors/Grantors and the name of each individual or entity Settlor/Grantor.

Trusts:

  • Type of Trust;
  • Date the trust was established;
  • Tax or govt-issued ID number.

For Both Account Holders:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Date of Birth;
  • Social Security Number;
  • Employer;
  • Employer Address;
  • Bank or 3rd party broker account numbers for funding purposes, plus routing number for check deposits.
 

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Individual and Joint Applicants in China

 

What You Need: Documents

 
Residents of China

Your National Identity Card provides both Proof of Identity AND Proof of Residential Address. If you submit your National Identity Card, you do not have to submit a separate document for your Proof of Residential Address. Be sure to upload both sides of your National Identity Card.

If you do not provide a National Identity Card, you must provide two separate documents, one for Proof of Identity and the other for Proof of Residential Address, as indicated in the table below.

 
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Identity and Date of Birth
  • Passport
    Must be currently valid, signed by the account holder and clearly Indicate the number, date of expiration, date of birth and country of issue; any visa stamped pages must be included;
  • Government-issued ID
    Must be currently valid, and clearly show the ID number. Both the front and back are required.
  • Driver's License.
Proof of Residential Address
(only if you do not submit a National Identity Card)

The address on the document must be the same as the address you enter in your account application.

  • Real Estate Certificate
    Mortgage statement, deed, ownership certificate or lease statement. Must include the account holder's full name and address;
  • Public Utility Bill
    Electricity, water, telephone (including cell phone) or gas statement; the bill must be less than 12 months old and show the account holder’s full name and address;
  • Home Owner Insurance Document
    Current home owner's home insurance policy. Insurance statement, issued within the past 12 months is also accepted;
  • Home Security System Bill
    Must be the current home owner’s security system bill or statement issued within the past 12 months;
  • Government-issued documents/statement
    Must contain current address and be issued within the past 12 months, including:
    • Tax letter and notification;
    • Government housing agency-issued letter/notice;
    • Court appearance notice
    • Any other government letter/notice that clearly shows the account holder's name and address;
    • Hukou (Household Registration);
  • Credit Card Statement
    Only statements for bank-issued credit cards will be accepted. The statement must show the bank's name and the customer's country of residence and the bank must be a member of the Financial Action Task Force;
  • Bank Statement
    Must clearly show the account holder's full name and current address and must have been issued within the past 12 months. The bank must be a member of the Financial Action Task Force;
  • Broker Report
    The brokerage firm must be a US-registered broker-dealer or a US-registered broker-dealer's foreign affiliate. The account holder's country of residence must be a member of the Financial Action Task Force.
 

Please Note:

Place Trade reserves the right to request additional documents in situations where the documents listed above are insufficient to complete our process of due diligence.

 

All documents must be legible. It is advised to use the "enlarge copy" option when making copies of documents on scanners or copy machines.

You may SEND documents via email as scanned documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line) or as faxed documents to Facsimile Number +852 2509 4102.

Please note that your application for a PT account cannot be approved until these documents have been received and reviewed by PT. If you have any questions about the documents required to open a PT account, please contact our New Accounts Department via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please include your Account ID in the Subject line) or call +852 2156 7907.


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Residents of Hong Kong

The following document requirements apply only to residents of Hong Kong. Note that all uploaded copies of documents must be verified before being accepted.

 
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Identity and Date of Birth
  • Hong Kong Permanent Resident Card
  • Passport
    (If applicant does not hold a Hong Kong Permanent Resident Card);
Proof of Residential Address
  • Public Utility Bill
    Electricity, water, telephone (including cell phone) or gas statement; the bill must have been issued within the past three months and show the account holder’s full name and address;
  • Lease or house mortgage bill
    Must clearly show the account holder's full name and address;
  • Homeownership certificate
    For example, a valid house mortgage bill or deed;
  • Credit Card Bill
    The statement must have been issued within the past three months and the bank must be a member of the Financial Action Task Force. We will also accept a letter with the bank's letterhead with a signature from the bank to approve the bank's address;
  • Bank-issued credit card or debt card bill
    the bill must have been issued within the past three months;
  • Government-issued letters/documents
    Must contain the account holder's current address and have been issued within the past three months;
  • Home Owner Insurance Document
    Current home owner's valid home insurance policy.;
  • Home Security System Bill
    Must be the current home owner’s security system bill or statement issued within the past three months.
 
Hong Kong Acknowledgements

This document will be presented to you when you visit the IB HK office in person.

 
Other Information for Hong Kong Residents

You must visit our (clearing firm's) Hong Kong office in person. Our representative will verify your information. Please call us at +852 2156 7907 ASAP to make an appointment to visit our HK office, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please have your account number with you when you arrive.

Hong Kong Office Address:

Interactive Brokers LLC
Suite 1512
Two Pacific Place
88 Queensway
Admiralty, Hong Kong

If you cannot visit our Hong Kong Office in person, your documents may be certified by an approved third party such as a Notary Public, Bank Manager, Certified Public Accountant, Practising Lawyer, Chartered Secretary or Justice of the Peace. The approved Person must write “Certified True Copy” on the official ID documents of the Applicant(s) /Beneficial Owner(s). Please contact Customer Service for further information

 

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Trust Applicants in China

 

What You Need – Documents 

 

In addition to the information that you will need to complete the application, you will be asked to provide the documents listed below.

 
Documentation Required for Trust Applicants

If you are applying for a trust account, you should submit:

 
Document Category Acceptable Documents (only one document per category is needed)
Proof of Trustee Certification
  • Trustee Certification Form;
Proof of the identity and date of birth of the Trustee
  • A copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card.
Proof of Trustee Address (Irrevocable Trusts only)
  • Utility Bill (must be less than 1 year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the person's existence.
Trust Documents
  • Copies of pages of the trust document that provide the full name of the trust, grantors, trustees, and all signature pages.
Proof of the trust's U.S. taxpayer or another govt-issued identification number
  • U.S. or Other Government-issued Tax Form;
  • Financial Statement;
  • Other Government-Issued Document.
Proof of the authority of the trust to trade on margin

Please circle the authorization language.

  • Document Establishing the Trust;
  • Trust Resolution.
Proof of ID for Grantor/Settlor or Proof of Existence for Grantor/Settlor (Revocable Trusts only)
  • If an individual, a copy of the person's passport, driver's license, national identity card or alien identification card;
  • If an entity, the entity's articles of incorporation company charter, partnership agreement, govt-issued business license or govt-issued certificate of good standing.
Proof of Address for Grantor/Settlor (Revocable Trusts only)
  • Utility Bill (must be less than 1 year old);
  • Lease;
  • Mortgage Statement, Deed or other Evidence of Ownership of the Property;
  • Any of the documents listed above that is not submitted as proof of the person's existence.
 

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Trust Applicants in China

 

What You Need - Funding

 

During the funding step in the account application, you will need to provide us with additional information, which varies depending on the funding method you choose.

 
Funding Method What You Need
Deposit Notifications: Notifications only and do not actually transfer money or positions. If you select one of these deposit methods, you are responsible for initiating the actual transfer of funds from your financial institution to your Place Trade Financial account.
Wire Transfer
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name;
  • Bank Account Number (optional).
Bank ACH Transfer from Your Bank
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Check
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Check Number;
  • Bank Routing Number;
  • Bank Account Number.
Online Bill Payment
  • Amount of intended deposit;
  • Bank Name.
Free of Payment (FOP)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer.
Instruct PT to contact your bank or broker to transfer funds and/or assets: If you select one of these methods, money and and/or positions are actually transferred.
Automatic Bank ACH Transfer
  • Bank Account Number;
  • Bank Account Type (Checking or Savings);
  • Bank's 9-digit routing number.
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ACATS transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or US Mutual Fund to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • CUSIP Number and Aggregate Face Value of each US Bond to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option to transfer.
Account Transfer on Notification (ATON)
  • Name of Third-Party Bank or Broker;
  • Third-Party Bank or Broker Account Number.

In addition, for partial ATON transfers:

  • Symbol, Number of Shares, and Exchange (optional) of each Stock and/or Canadian Stock to transfer;
  • Symbol, Number of Shares, Strike (optional), Put/Call (optional), and Expiration Date (optional) of each Warrant to transfer;
  • Underlying Symbol, Number of Contracts, Position (long or short), Strike, Put or Call, and Expiration Date of each Option and/or Canadian Option to transfer.
US Futures Asset Transfer

From your Place Trade Account Application:

  • Place Trade Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account;
  • Email Address.

From the account to be transferred to your Place Trade account:

  • Name of Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

In addition, for partial transfers:

  • Description and quantity of each asset to be transferred.
European Asset Transfer

From your Place Trade Account Application:

  • Place Trade Account ID;
  • User Name;
  • Account Title;
  • Account Type;
  • Address;
  • Social Security Number or Tax ID Number on Account (US residents only).

From the account to be transferred to your Place Trade account:

  • Name of Bank/Brokerage Firm Currently Holding Your Account;
  • Address;
  • City/State/Zip;
  • Name of Contact Person at Bank/Broker;
  • Account Owner Name(s);
  • Account Number.

For partial transfers:

  • Symbol, Description, Quantity, and ISIN number of each asset to be transferred.
Asian Asset Transfer
  • Summary and country of origin/exchange of each asset to transfer.

 


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