We're experienced in helping investors access the U.S. market.

Take ownership of your U.S. investing journey.

Intuitive platforms and tools to help navigate the U.S. market.

Investors can easily find, analyze, and act on trade opportunities using powerful tools available on software, web, and mobile trading platforms. 

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Explore a wide range of investment options.

Learn more about the characteristics, benefits, and considerations of different investment products. 

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Collaborate with an experienced team that's knowledgeable in U.S. investing strategies.

Schwab Wealth Advisors and Financial Consultants can provide financial advice, strategy and planning guidance, U.S. investment recommendations, and more. 

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Discover the Schwab difference.

Everything we do is focused on helping clients take ownership of their financial future—and that's just the beginning of what sets us apart.

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Common questions

The minimum to open an individual or joint account is US$25,000. 

Online listed equity trades are commission-free1, and there is no charge to work with a Schwab Financial Consultant. Although other account fees, fund expenses, and brokerage commissions may apply, we believe in keeping our fees low as a way to provide greater value to you. 

 

Get details about our fees and commissions.
 

To apply for a Schwab One International® account, simply prepare the required supporting documents and go through the online account opening process. Once the account is fully established, you can fund your account and start investing.
 
In order for us to efficiently process your application for an account in accordance with relevant industry regulations, please begin by telling us your country/region of residence.

There are multiple ways to fund your new Schwab account:

  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT) with Schwab MoneyLink® to transfer funds or assets from an external account. You may also continually fund your account by setting up auto deposit to transfer funds from your checking account.
  • Wire transfer request from another financial institution.
  • Check deposit by mail or in person at your local Schwab branch.

Full funding instructions and access to online fund transfer tools will be provided after your account is opened.

As a general rule, non-U.S. persons with no U.S. business operations are typically not obligated to file a U.S. tax return. Depending on your circumstances, current U.S. estate tax laws may also provide significant advantages to international investors. You should consult your legal and tax advisor(s) with any questions. Here is some basic information about U.S. tax and estate considerations which can be taken into account as part of your investment decision-making process. 

Schwab provides clients with educational content, workshops, webinars, and market insights to help investors make sound decisions. Schwab also supports investors' research initiatives through advanced trading tools, platforms, and US$0 commissions. To learn more, visit Why Schwab.

To protect our clients' personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with U.S. federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. The Schwab Security Guarantee is our commitment to cover any losses in any clients' Schwab accounts due to unauthorized activity. To learn more about security at Schwab, please visit SchwabSafe.

Start investing in the U.S. markets today.

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    1-877-853-1802

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    Send applications, deposits, and other materials to:

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

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