Corporate and Institutional Accounts

If you want to use your business to trade on Kraken, a Tier 4 Corporate Account is for you — it is meant for corporate clients and institutional traders.

A Tier 4 Corporate Account comes with the following benefits:

Tier 4 Corporate accounts do not have to go through the normal verification process.

To proceed with corporate verification of an existing or new account, please create a new support ticket under the "Tier 4 & Corporate account application" category. Please fill out the form that is presented to you as it will ensure the proper application is sent to your email. We're working on a secure web form to make this application process easier, but for now, please bear with us.

Before opening your support ticket, please:

  • Enable login Two-factor Authentication (2FA) on the security page of the account.
  • Have your articles of incorporation or other similar documentation pertaining to the registration of your business.
  • Read over the application below as it contains all of the requirements for corporate verification. 

Public Account ID for Corporate verification (found under Settings):

Basic Company Information

• Legal Name of Entity:

• Type (please indicate an X next to the registration type):

o Corporation
o Individual/Sole Proprietorship
o Limited Liability Company (LLC)
o Non-Profit
o Trust
o Partnership

Business Address (no PO boxes):

• Street:
• Address 1:
• Address 2:
• City:
• Province/State/Region:
• Postal Code/Zip code:
• Country:

• Business Website:
• Business Telephone:
• Business Contact Email:
• Industry:
• Goods and Services (please be specific):


• Why do you want a business account? (please check at least one)

o To use my business bank account
o To accept/make payments in cryptocurrency with my business
o To invest my company funds in cryptocurrency
o To offer cryptocurrency reselling services
o Other (please explain):

• Is your business considered a financial institution, a financial remitter, or in the business of accepting or transmitting funds, investing funds, or managing funds for clients? (if you offer cryptocurrency reselling services, then the answer should probably be 'yes'):


Business Registration Information

• Please enter your government-issued business registration or tax identification number:

• Please provide a copy of your corporate formation documents (attach to email).

• Date of Formation (YYYY-MM-DD):

• Country of Formation:

• State of formation:

• Do you intend to deposit/withdraw USD from a US bank?

• (Only if your answer to the previous question was 'no'): Do you intend to deposit/withdraw fiat (USD, EUR, etc.) at all? If yes, in which country is your bank account?


KYC

Please provide the following information for any individual accessing the account. Sub-accounts are not currently available.

Accessor 1:

• Full name:
• Role at Company:
• Residential Address (no PO boxes):
• Telephone:
• Email:
• DOB:
• % Interest in company:
• Nationality:
• Please upload or attach to your email response a photo showing all four corners of a current government-issued ID.

Accessor 2:

• Full name:
• Role at Company:
• Residential Address (no PO boxes):
• Telephone:
• Email:
• DOB:
• % Interest in company:
• Nationality:
• Please upload or attach to your email response a photo showing all four corners of a current government-issued ID.

Accessor 3:

• Full name:
• Role at Company:
• Residential Address (no PO boxes):
• Telephone:
• Email:
• DOB:
• % Interest in company:
• Nationality:
• Please upload or attach to your email response a photo showing all four corners of a current government-issued ID.


Business Beneficial Ownership (US requirements)

  • Individual opening the Account: 
  • Full name: 
  • Role/Position with business: 

Ownership - All persons that own 25% or more equity in the business:

Please complete the following information for each owner

  • Full name:
  • Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
  • Residential address (no PO boxes):
  • Citizenship:
  • Identification number
  • SSN for US persons
  • Non-US persons - one of the following:
  • SSN/SIN(if applicable), a passport number with country of issuance, other similar Government ID number
  • Photo or color photocopy of Government Identification
  • Ownership percentage: 

Control – Provide a person who maintains significant control of the business:

  • Full name:
  • Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
  • Residential address (no PO boxes):
  • Citizenship:
  • Identification number
  • SSN for US persons
  • Non-US persons - one of the following:
  • SSN/SIN(if applicable), a passport number with country of issuance, other similar Government ID number
  • Photo or color photocopy of Government Identification
  • Title/Position with the business:

If the above does not apply, select the best option below by placing an X before it and complete any subsequent request

(  ) No owners own more 25% or more equity in the business

  • Complete only the control section

(  ) This business is publicly traded on the New York, American, or Nasdaq Stock Exchanges

  • Verification of the entity’s status from the relevant regulator or exchange

(  ) If the business is a subsidiary owned by another entity, please complete the below steps:

  • Complete only the control section
  • Provide an organization chart detailing the organisation structure and ownership percentage
  • Detail ultimate beneficial owners - All UBOs must be a natural person and will consist of the ownership of the holding or parent company. Complex ownership structures can be escalated for guidance.

(  ) I (person opening the account) ______________ hereby certify that the above information is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I agree to notify your company with any changes in the entity’s ownership structure.


Business Beneficial Ownership (non-US requirements)

All persons that meet the following:

  • Any shareholders or members that directly or indirectly own or control 25% or more of the shares or voting rights of the company;
  • Any individual who otherwise exercises significant control over management

Please complete the following information for each Beneficial Owner:

  • Full name:
  • Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
  • Residential address (no PO boxes):
  • Nationality:
  • Verification of individual - Photo of Government Identification or certified copy
  • Ownership percentage or role with company:

Please provide a copy of the entity’s organizational chart providing the names of the directors or equivalent.  

Please indicate with a “yes” or “no”:

(  ) This business is a listed or regulated entity on a regulated market in the European Economic Area (e.g. the London Stock Exchange Main Market);

     If yes, please provide the following information:

  • Verification of the entity’s status from the relevant regulator or exchange

Financials

• Liquid net worth (please check one):

o $0-100k
o $100-250k
o $250k-1mil
o $1mil-2mil
o $2mil+

• Net worth (please check one):

o $0-100k
o $100-250k
o $250k-1mil
o $1mil-2mil
o $2mil+

• Expected sum of monthly deposits (please also specify currency):

Source of Funds

• Please clarify the source of funds for the intended deposit(s):

Politically Exposed Persons

• Are any of the business owners (owning 25% or more of the company) politically exposed persons? e.g – Are they senior military, government, or political officials, or relatives or associates of such officials?

Feedback
• Questions or comments?