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Required Documents Check List

Schwab One International® Individual Account

Required Documents for each individual account applicant and Power of Attorney (if applicable)

  • Schwab One International® Account Application Form
  • Substitute Form W-8BEN1 — Complete one form for each non-U.S. citizen/resident account holder. If there is a U.S. address in your account documentation, such as your mailing address or U.S. based Power of Attorney (POA), please supply the additional documents listed in the Form W-8BEN instructions. For additional information, please consult with your tax advisor.
  • Passport — A copy of the current passport pages containing personal information, signature, and photos for each account applicant
  • One bank statement and one utility bill for each account holder dated within the last six months.
  • Both documents must be submitted for each account holder and must match the applicant(s)' names as they appear on their passport(s). Examples of a utility bill include:
    1. Gas
    2. Electricity
    3. Water
    4. Property tax or mortgage receipt

Additional Documents (may be required depending on your situation)

  • Schwab Power of Attorney Form2 —  Submit if you want to name an Agent (Attorney-In-Fact) to act on your behalf in connection with your Schwab account. A separate Power of Attorney form is required for each account.
  • Authorisation to Purchase Offshore Investment Shares Form3 —  Submit if you select to invest in Offshore Mutual Funds including Offshore Sweep Funds. This form must be signed and sent from outside the U.S.
  • Schwab Transfer of Account Form4 —  Submit if you want to fund your account by transferring assets from another brokerage firm.
  • Letter of Explanation —  Submit if a U.S. address is being used or affiliated with the account AND/OR if you have a mailing address in a country outside your country of permanent residence. If your mailing address is a U.S. address, the letter must also state how you obtain your Schwab mail from this address and to whom the address belongs.

Schwab One International® Corporate Account

Required Forms

  • Schwab One International® Corporate Account Application
  • Substitute Form W-8BEN1—  There are four versions of Form W-8BEN. Please carefully read the instructions for Form W-8BEN to ensure that this is the appropriate version for you. If you require another version of the Form W-8BEN, please contact Schwab or visit the Internal Revenue Service website to download the appropriate form. This form must be completed where the account holder is a nonresident alien individual, foreign entity or an exempt foreign person of the U.S. For additional information, please consult with your tax advisor. 

Required Proof of Identity of the Corporation

  • Your corporation's Memorandum and Articles of Association, or the equivalent
  • If your corporation is an operating company (i.e., an actual ongoing business with a physical place of business), we require a copy of a current statement from a financial institution and a copy of a current utility bill for the company with matching legal or mailing address.
  • If your corporation is a personal investment company (i.e., an investment vehicle for an individual, family, or small group of persons), we require these documents for each beneficial owner, such as each shareholder or member of a corporation, and not from the corporation itself.

Required Proof of Identity of Relevant Individuals

  • Passports —  Please provide a copy of the current passport pages containing personal information, signature, and photos for each individual who:
    1. controls the corporation (directors and executive officers)
    2. controls the account (authorised agents)
    3. Is a beneficial owner if the corporation is not publicly traded; or, if it is publicly traded, each shareholder/member holding 10% or more interest in the corporation.

Additional Documents (may be required depending on your situation)

  • Proof of dual office holding — Submit if one individual signs as the corporation’s President and Secretary and there is more than one officer. Proof must be presented to evidence the authority of the dual officeholder.
  • Schwab Power of Attorney Form2 — Submit if you want to name an Agent (Attorney-In-Fact) to act on your behalf in connection with your Schwab account. A separate Power of Attorney form is required for each account.
  • Authorisation to Purchase Offshore Investment Shares Form3 — Submit if you select to invest in Offshore Mutual Funds including Offshore Sweep Funds. This form must be signed and sent from outside the U.S.
  • Schwab Transfer of Account Form4 — Submit if you want to fund your account by transferring assets from another brokerage firm.
  • Corporate Account Application Addendum: Submit to include additional individuals and entities that are not stated in the Account Application form.