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Central Depository System (CDS) Account Application Form

The Central Depository & Settlement Corporation Limited (CDSC) is a limited liability Company approved by the Capital Markets Authority under Section 5 of the Central Depositories Act, 2000 to establish and operate a system for handling of deliveries and settlement of securities in the Capital Market in Kenya. It therefore operates a central depository clearing and settlement services for securities listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

As per the Capital Markets Authority regulations, an investor is required to fill in a CDSC Account Application form before participating in the Capital Market i.e. selling or buying shares.

Completion of the CDS form, which can be downloaded by clicking this link:

1. The applicant must be over 18 years of age.

2. In case of a joint account, each person must complete a CDS Account Opening form. 

3. The CDS Account Opening form must be completed in ink and in capital (block) letters.

4. Names on the CDS Account Opening form must correspond (in the same order) as they appear on the supporting documents e.g. National ID/Passport/Alien certificate

5. Any alterations or errors on the form must be countersigned.

The CDS Account Opening form must be accompanied by the following:

  • Individual or Joint accounts

i. Two recent colour passport size photographs of the applicant(s). 

i.e. copy(ies) of the National identity card(s)/valid Passport(s)/Alien certificate(s) of applicant(s).

ilia copy(ies) of KRA PIN Certificate(s)

 

 • Sole Proprietorship Accounts

i.Two recent colour passport size photographs of the applicant(s). 

ii.Copy(ies) of the National identity card(s)/valid Passport(s)/Alien certificate(s) of applicant(s).

iii.Copy(ies) of KRA PIN Certificate(s)

iv.Certificate of Registration

 

 • Partnership accounts

  • Two recent colour passport size photographs of the applicant(s). 
  • Copy(ies) of the National identity card(s)/valid Passport(s)/Alien certificate(s) of applicant(s).
  • Copy(ies) of KRA PIN Certificate(s)
  • Partnership Deed

 

 • Corporate accounts

i. Two recent colour passport size photographs of all account signatories.

i.e. copy of the Certificate of Incorporation/Registration.

ilia copy of the KRA PIN Certificate

Completed application forms should be scanned This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or dropped at our offices - Hughes Building, 2nd floor, Nairobi. (Junction of Kenyatta Avenue and Muindi Mbingu Street)

 

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