To help fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person or entity who opens an account. We are required by law to ask you to provide your name, address, date of birth and other information about you, your organization or persons related to your organization that will allow us to identify you before we approve your account. We also may ask you to provide certain identifying documents, such as your driver's license or passport or your organization's articles of incorporation and may obtain credit and other consumer reports to assist us in verifying your identity and in determining whether you satisfy our account criteria. Unless you provide the requested information and documentation, we may not be able to open your account.
By applying for an Interactive Brokers account, you agree to provide the information and documentation requested by IB and consent to IB's acquisition of credit and other consumer reports about you for the purposes described above.
Interactive Brokers Securities Japan (IBSJ) is a reporting financial institution subject to "Act on Special Provisions of the Income Tax Act, the Corporation Tax Act, and the Local Tax Act Incidental to Enforcement of Tax treaties." Therefore, those who open financial accounts with us are required to submit a self-certification. Please be advised completion of the online application will satisfy the above requirement.
Account information, including account balance, is subject to reporting if the customer's jurisdiction of residence is a legally stipulated jurisdiction. Please click click here for more details.
The IBSJ account requires an initial deposit of 1,000,000 yen. An equivalent value of shares can be transferred instead of an initial deposit.
In accordance with the October 1, 2016 amendment of the "Act of Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds," applicants classified as Foreign PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) may no longer apply for an account with IBSJ (Domestic accounts). If non-applicable, please proceed with the application by clicking "continue after confirming the above......" (Should you proceed with the application, you shall be deemed non-applicable).
Foreign PEPs is defined as below:
Those who fall under any of the items below, including those who served in the past and their family members.
*Please contact IBSJ client service (03-4588-9710) if you cannot determine whether you classify as any of the above.
As Foreign (Non-Japanese citizen) Ownership is limited by the "Civil Aeronautics Act," "Radio Law," "The Broadcast Act," and "The NTT Law," you may not be entitled to shareholders benefits, as well as be listed as a shareholder, in case foreign ownership exceeds the upper limit.
Please click this link for details on holding ratio and other related information.
If you wish to proceed with account opening after reading the above,
click the Start Application button.