Account Opening

Modified on Wed, 11 Oct 2023 at 10:05 AM

Account/Folio Opening

Single Name Account
What are the things required to open an account/folio in a single name?

  • Aadhaar number
  • PAN
  • Bank account details
  • The mobile number linked with Aadhaar


Can I open more than one account/folios?
Yes, individual investors can open more than one account/folios.


Joint name accounts

Should the joint holders be related to each other?

No, there is no such requirement in relation to opening a joint account.


Is there any limit on the number of persons who can jointly open an account?

Yes, a maximum of three persons can be joint holders.


What are the different types of operating instructions that can be given in a joint account?

Joint holders can opt for the ‘Anyone’ or ‘Joint’ mode of operating the folio.


What are the implications of various instructions in a joint account?

In the case of ‘Anyone’ mode, financial and non-financial transactions in the folio will be processed if any one of the holders has signed the request.

In the case of ‘Joint’ mode, financial and non-financial transactions in the folio will be processed if all the holders have signed the request.


What are the things required for opening a joint account?

  • Aadhaar number of all the joint holders
  • PAN of all the joint holders
  • Bank account details where the first holder is one of the account holders
  • Mobile number linked with Aadhaar

In case of Minors.


Can minors maintain and operate accounts?

No. A guardian needs to be appointed to open and operate accounts on behalf of the minor.


Can minors open joint accounts with their parents or siblings?

Minor accounts can not have joint holders but minors accounts can be opened ‘On behalf of’ by natural parents or court-appointed guardians as the persons operating the account.


What are the documents required to open an account for minors?

  • Duly filled-in application form
  • Date of birth proof of minor (Birth certificate, passport, school leaving certificate or any other document evidencing the date of birth of the minor
  • KYC acknowledgement (Verified by KRA) of the guardian
  • Relationship proof of minor with a guardian, if the same is not available as part of the documents submitted for proof of DOB
  • Court order in case of court-appointed legal guardian
  • FATCA/ CRS for guardian
  • Payment of investment shall be from the minor’s bank account or from the joint account of the minor with guardian only.


Is there any limit on the amount that can be invested on behalf of the minor?

No, there is no limit on the amount invested, provided the investment is from a minor's bank account.


Can the minor operate the account after becoming a major?

Yes, the minor will be able to operate the account after attaining a majority and completing the necessary formalities.


Are there any procedural requirements to be completed on a minor becoming a major?

Following documents need to be submitted on the website-

  • PAN card
  • KYC acknowledgment or the duly filled KYC form
  • Cancelled cheque with the applicant’s name printed or the latest bank statement
  • The duly filed prescribed Minor Attain Major (MAM) form. The signature of the applicant in MAM form shall be duly attested in the space provided by the parent/guardian whose signature is registered in the records of the mutual fund against the folio or by a notary or a judicial magistrate first class or applicant’s signature may be attested by the unitholder’s bankers in the prescribed form.


What are the consequences of the delay in completing the procedural requirements for minors becoming majors?

In case the investor is not updating the records after attaining a majority, future transactions in the folio will be rejected.


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