How to open your Zerodha account online?

A Hassle-Free Guide to Opening Your Zerodha Account Online

In today's fast-paced world, the convenience of online account opening is a game-changer for investors and traders. In this comprehensive guide, presented by Hanan from Zerodha, we will walk you through the seamless process of setting up your Zerodha account entirely online, right from the comfort of your home. With Zerodha, you can explore a world of investment opportunities across various asset classes, including equities, derivatives, mutual funds, IPOs, currencies, and more. Whether you are new to Zerodha or a seasoned trader, this step-by-step tutorial ensures you embark on your trading journey with confidence.

Gathering Your Essentials: The Prerequisite Documents

Before diving into the account opening process, it's essential to have your documents in order. Ensure you have the following:

Step-by-Step Account Opening

  1. Visit Zerodha's official website at and click on "Sign Up Now."
  2. Enter your mobile number and confirm the OTP received on your mobile.
  3. Provide your name, email ID, PAN, date of birth, and ensure accuracy before clicking "Continue."
  4. Choose your preferred payment method for account opening: card or UPI. UPI is recommended for ease of use.
  5. Next, proceed to DigiLocker, where you'll enter your Aadhaar number to continue.
  6. Enter the temporary OTP received, grant Zerodha access to your Aadhaar data, and receive a success message.
  7. On the profile page, provide additional personal information such as your father's name, mother's name, last name, income range, trading experience, occupation, and politically exposed person status.
  8. Link your bank account. Zerodha will check the name on your bank account against the IT database. If there's a match, you won't need to submit bank proof. If not, you'll need to provide it.
  9. Proceed to the IPV page, where you'll allow the browser to access your camera and record a video to confirm your identity.
  10. On the uploads page, submit the necessary documents, including your signature, PAN copy, and income proof (if trading in futures and options).
  11. Complete the E-sign process for your equity account. Confirm the details, proceed to E-sign, and click "Sign Now."
  12. Enter your Aadhaar or VID number, verify the OTP, and complete the E-sign process.

What Happens Next?

Once your application is complete, you'll receive a confirmation message. Zerodha will verify your application, and upon approval, you will receive your login credentials via email. You'll also find a wealth of information on how to navigate Zerodha's apps, including Kite, Coin, and Console, as well as access to the support portal for any additional queries.

With this straightforward process, Zerodha ensures that you can embark on your trading journey with ease and confidence. Open your Zerodha account today and start your investment journey hassle-free.