In order to start share trading in India three types of accounts are necessary, a trading account with a broker, a Beneficial Owner account with a Depository Participant and a bank account. Online share dealing is possible through banks that offer online banking facilities.
The account opening form of the broker has four components. The Know Your Client (KYC) Form, separate agreements for share trading on BSE and NSE, Risk Disclosure Document and certain power of attorneys that are given. Ensure you read the power of attorney carefully and you are authorizing only for delivering shares to exchange on your behalf against your sale trades and not for any thing else. The KYC form captures your contact details and your financial worth. This Form is also accompanied with Proof of your identity, proof of your residence and Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Proof of identity can be given by submitting a copy of your Passport, Voters card etc. You need to get your photograph attested by your banker. Proof of address is ration card, latest electricity bill etc. All documents should be produced in original for verification.