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Issuing Investor Number (Individual Account)

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Investors can submit a request via DFM eServices at www.dfm.ae or through the DFM Smart Services App.

Investors should request to obtain an Investor Number to give them the eligibility to trade on DFM and Nasdaq Dubai securities. Each investor can only request for one investor number.

Free of Charge


To submit a request via DFM eServices:

1. Register to DFM eServices at DFM Website or DFM Smart Services App

2. Login with your username and password

3. Select the eFORMS tab

4. Choose the form

5. Fill the required information

6. Click ‘Submit’

Alternatively, you can submit your request at the DFM Client Services Affairs Desk, in person:

  • Complete the Investor Number Request Form and sign it

    *By presenting your original Emirates ID, it is not required to fill the form

  • Attach the required documents along with the Form
  • Submit the application with the documents to Clients Services Affairs Department
  • The investor will receive the Investor Number through SMS

Notes :

Investor’s specimen signature affixed on either the Investor Number Request Form must be certified by one of the following :

  1. DFM staff at DFM Client Services Affairs Desk
  2. Licensed Brokerage Firm at Dubai Financial Market
  3. An accredited Bank in UAE licensed by UAE Central Bank
  4. Notary Public and UAE embassy in foreign countries or by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Required Documents

1. Completed Investor Number Form signed by the investor

2. Valid copy of the Passport

3. Valid copy of Emirates National ID (for UAE Nationals & Residents)

4. True copy of the UAE Family Book/Marsoom (for UAE Nationals only)

5. Valid copy of Residential Visa (for UAE Residents only)


  • In case of guardian (other than father): true copy of guardianship order issued by the court
  • In case of representative: true copy of a duly authenticated and valid Power of Attorney
  • In Case of Marsoom Holder: a True Copy of the Marsoom from Ministry of Interior Department of Naturalization and Residence addressed to Dubai Financial Market or To whom it may concern
  • If the selected payment method is Bank Transfer Copy of the bank statement or certified bank letter, mentioning clearly the IBAN for the investors who owns the shares
  • Any document issued from other countries must be authenticated by the official authorities and the UAE Embassy in those countries

How to Apply?
Online through DFM eServices or in person at the DFM Client Affairs Department, Trading Floor, World Trade Centre, Dubai


Your presence is not required if your signature on the form is authenticated by an accredited bank, a listed company or a brokerage firm licensed in DFM. Alternatively, a representative holding a duly authenticated Power of Attorney, can submit your form and must present your original passport (signed).
Yes. Investors below the age of 21 are considered minors, and therefore the guardian must sign the Investor Number (NIN) Request Form on behalf of the minor.
Opening an Investor Number (NIN) is a free of charge service.