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I would like to open Trading and Demat Account with Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd (MOFSL) and give my consent to open the same through online mode. I'm ok with MOFSL sending me promotional communications for any offerings on my registered mobile number through Call, email, SMS, Whatsapp or any other medium even if I'm registered under DND.


Step 1

Fill the lead form from Motilal Oswal to Open Demat Account

Step 2

Enter OTP received on the registered Mobile Number

Step 3

Fill Date of Birth, PAN details, Email Address and Bank Account Details.

Step 4

Details of your demat account are sent to you on your registered mail address


Like a Bank Account that keeps your physical money safe in the form of digital currency for easier transactions, opening a DEMAT Account acts as a safe for the shares/stocks that you've bought. Online DEMAT Account keeps your shares and stocks in a digital format, thus enabling you to keep track of the price movement.

Earlier, shares/stocks were kept in the form of physical receipts. This made it difficult for investors to keep hold of the receipts for a longer time. The advent of the DEMAT account thus made it easy for investors and traders to trade instantly and keep shares for as long as they desire. However, you need to have a trading account for the purpose of doing a sell transaction. Without a trading account you won't be able to sell the shares that you've brought and kept in the DEMAT Account. Opening a Demat Account comes with lots of benefits such as there is no hassle to keep hold of the physical receipts, it saves time and makes it easy for investors and traders to learn and track their portfolio 24 by 7.

With the use of advanced technology, it is now possible for individuals to open a two-in-one account, which can be understood by viewing the video alongside or reading the text below.

Before registering for a Free* Demat Account, remember to keep the following documents handy:-

  • PAN Card
  • AADHAR Card
  • Signed & cancelled blank bank cheque
  • BANK Account Statement (for past 6 months)
To open a DEMAT Account, follow the following given steps:-

Step1 - Filling out Personal Details: To begin with, you will have to register with your mobile number and email address, and verify the same via OTP.

Step2 - Submitting necessary documents: To open a DEMAT Account, you will have to verify your PAN Number, Aadhar Card details, Bank Account Number & IFSC Code with the Broker.

Step3 - Completing E-KYC: To complete your E-KYC, you will have to fill in your personal details such as your income, your marital status, address, nominee, etc.

Step4 - E-sign Aadhar Validation: For the last step, you will have to e-verify your Aadhar. This can be done by receiving an OTP to your Aadhar registered mobile number or by uploading the ‘front’ and ‘back’ side photographs of your Aadhar card.On successful account opening, you will be communicated your User Id and Password via email.

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A Demat account is an account that holds financial securities in electronic form. In India, Demat accounts are maintained by two depository organisations, NSDL (National Securities Depository Limited) and CDSL (Central Depository Services Limited).

There are 3 types of Demat account:

  • Regular Demat Account: For the investors/traders who reside within India.
  • Repatriable Demat Account: For the NRIs. Funds can be transferred abroad. It requires an associated NRE bank account.
  • Non-Repatriable Demat Account: For the NRIs. The fund cannot be transferred abroad. It requires an associated NRO bank account.

A Demat account helps keep your equity investments, your mutual fund units, bonds, and other financial assets safe and secure in an online electronic environment. With a Demat and trading account, you can not only invest in upcoming IPOs of companies but also start a mutual fund, digital gold and SIP as well.

Here’s a quick look at some of the other uses of a Demat account:

  • Enables easy and quick share transfers.
  • Highly secure storage with zero risk.
  • Can be accessed at any time from anywhere through the internet.
  • Very less paperwork involved.

Any individual resident of India, HUF, NRI, proprietary firm, partnership firm or company can open a Demat and trading account with Motilal Oswal.

With Motilal Oswal, the documents for Demat account opening that you need to submit is minimal. Here’s the list.

  • Duly filled Demat account opening application form.
  • Duly filled KYC application form.
  • A passport-sized photograph.
  • A photocopy of your PAN card.
  • A photocopy of your proof of identity & address, which can be anyone of the following. (Aadhaar Card, Voter’s ID, Passport or Driving license)

With Motilal Oswal, you don’t have to pay any Demat account charges for opening an account. That’s not all. In addition to being able to open a Demat account for free, you also get to enjoy zero Account Maintenance Charges (AMC) for life. What’s even more exciting is that you can do it online from the comfort of your own home.

With Motilal Oswal, there’s absolutely no requirement of having to put up a minimum amount for demat account opening. You can open a demat account with us for free!

Of course. You can open multiple Demat accounts under your name as long as the Demat accounts are not with the same Depository Participant (DP). For instance, if you already have a Demat account with another DP and wish to open another one with Motilal Oswal, you can do so.

With Motilal Oswal, there’s absolutely no requirement of having to put up a minimum amount for demat account opening. You can open a demat account with us for free!

Opening an online Demat account with Motilal Oswal is very easy:

  • Visit our website.
  • Click on ‘Open Demat Account’.
  • Enter the mobile number and submit the OTP you received.
  • Enter the email ID and proceed.
  • Complete the EKYC (Upload all necessary documents like PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Bank Details etc.)
  • Add personal details.
  • After verification perform e-sign in.
  • Demat account activated.

Yes, a demat account can be opened in single or joint names. However, a demat account can have a maximum of three account holders - 1 main holder and 2 joint holders.

Yes, a Demat account can be opened in single or joint names. However, a Demat account can have a maximum of three account holders - 1 main holder and 2 joint holders.Of course. It is certainly possible to open a Demat account for NRIs through Motilal Oswal. But to do so, you will have to possess either an NRO or NRE bank account and submit a Portfolio Investment Scheme letter of approval from the Reserve Bank of India along with your Demat account application form and other supporting documents.

No. You cannot hold a Demat Account without a Trading Account. A Demat Account is only an account to hold your shares. If you intend on selling the shares, you will need a trading account.

Yes. If you intend to sell the shares that you hold, you will need to link your Demat account with your Trading account.

Just like a Joint Bank Account, a Joint Demat Account is a shared Demat account in between two or three individuals. Only one demat account holder is registered as the primary account holder, while the other account holders become secondary account holders.

It takes only 15 minutes to open a Free* Demat account with Motilal Oswal.

Yes. If you intend on applying for an IPO in India, it is mandatory to hold a Demat account. However, the choice for a trading account is optional.

Yes. You can add and withdraw funds from your Demat account anytime.

To check your funds on MO INVESTOR, follow the below given steps

  • Login to the app
  • Go to ‘Menu’
  • Select ‘Fund Transfer’
  • The screen will display ‘Available Margin’ which will be your Demat Account Balance

No, it is not mandatory to hold a DEMAT Account to invest in SIP Plans. However, if you wish to start Stock SIP, you will need to have a DEMAT Account.

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