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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. Select the form and complete it

5. Attach the required documents and click on ‘Submit’

6. You will be notified by email once the status of the request is updated

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

  1. Complete the Investor Number Request Form and have it duly signed *By presenting your original Emirates ID, it is not required to fill the form
  2. Submit the form along with the required documents to Clients Services Affairs Department
  3. An Investor Number will be issued instantly and provided to the investor
  4. The investor will receive the Investor Number through SMS


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
  • Completed Investor Number Request Form duly signed by the investor

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

    True copy of the UAE Family Book (for UAE Nationals only)

    Valid copy of Residential Visa (for UAE Residents only)

  • Valid copy of the Passport 

In addition to specific documentations depending on:

  • In case of a Minor (below 21 years):
    • The signature of the Guardian (the Father)
    • Valid copy of the guardian’s Passport or Emirates National ID
    • In case of a guardian other than the father: true copy of duly authenticated guardianship order issued by the court or Notary public
  • In case of a Marsoom Holder:

    • Valid copy of the Marsoom issued from Federal Authority for Identify and Citizenship addressed to Dubai Financial Market or To Whom It May Concern
  • In case of a Representative:
    • Valid copy of a duly authenticated Power of Attorney issued from the court or Notary Public
    • Valid copy of the representative’s Passport or Emirates National ID
    • A Power of Attorney issued from other countries must be authenticated by the official authorities and the UAE Embassy in those countries or by UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 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

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.