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It's easy to apply for a Schwab One International® account

If you live in UK or Switzerland, please open an account via our UK website.
If you live in Hong Kong, please open an account via the website of our affiliate Charles Schwab, Hong Kong, Ltd.

Trade U.S. stocks, bonds, offshore mutual funds and more with a Schwab One International account. To open an account, select the type of account you would like to open below, follow the simple steps, and send us your application. Please also review the Required Documents Checklist (including special requirements if a U.S. address will be used or affiliated with this account) and additional features you may want to add to your account.


Step 1—Complete Account Application and W-8BEN

Download and complete the following forms:


IMPORTANT: Sign and date all completed forms. Forms cannot be processed without both signature and date.

Depending on the products and services you would like to use in your account, you may need to submit one or more additional form(s).

Step 2—Prepare Required Supporting Documents

Submit copies of following documents along with your complete account application forms:

  • A clear photocopy of the personal information section (with photo) and signature page of a current passport for each applicant.
  • One bank (or financial institution) statement dated within the last six months
  • One utility bill dated within the last six months

For full details, please see the Required Documents Checklist

Step 3—Fund Your Account

A minimum of US$25,000 is required to open a Schwab One International account. You can fund your new Schwab account through one of following methods:

  • Mail a check or money order along with your application forms
  • Wire transfer to your new account—see instructions
    Transfer from another brokerage firm—use the Transfer Your Account form

Step 4—Confirm Your Account Application Documentation

Before mailing any account application materials to Schwab, please call +1-415-667-8400 to confirm the completeness of your paperwork and related documentation.

Step 5—Mail Your Completed Applications and Supporting Documents to Us

Standard U.S. Mail:
Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
Attn: International Operations
PO Box 982601
El Paso, TX 79998-2601
USA

International/Overnight Mail:
Charles Schwab & Co. Inc.
Attn: International Operations
1945 Northwestern Drive
El Paso, TX 79912-1108
USA


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We are here to help

Our multilingual service team is here to help you with your account opening questions. Please call us at +1-415-667-7870 (from outside of the U.S.) or
877-853-1802 (in the U.S.). You can also reach us via email.

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