Geographic Restrictions: Can I use Kraken if I'm from ...?

We welcome clients from all over the world, with a few specific exceptions due to international and local financial/cryptocurrency regulations.

Depending on your verified residency, you may have certain restrictions on your account. 

Refer to our Terms of Service for complete information on our eligibility criteria.

If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to open a ticket or inquire via Live Chat.

Last updated: Apr-02-2019

No Service

At this time, Kraken does not offer service to residents of:

  • Afghanistan
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • Tajikistan

If you do not live in any of these countries, you're welcome to create an account with Kraken.

If your origin is from one of these countries but you currently live elsewhere, you can proceed with regular verification.

So for example, while we cannot offer service to Japanese residents at this time, we can offer service to Japanese citizens and corporations residing outside of Japan. 

No Service (Only Pre-verification)

At this time, Kraken does not offer service to residents of:

While we strive to offer our services to all US residents, the cost of maintaining regulatory compliance in some states can be very high, forcing us to make hard choices about whether cost justifies doing business in the state.

Residents of the above US states can submit verification details for any account level for pre-verification. If pre-verified, your account will be ready when regulations allow us to serve you in the future.

If you move outside of these states, you can use your new address for regular verification. Be sure to provide two (2) Proof of Residence documents so we can legally provide our services to you.

Restricted Service


  • Residents of the US states of New Hampshire (NH) and Texas (TX) cannot deposit or hold EUR, nor trade any EUR pairs.

Fiat Deposits & Withdrawals

  • Fiat deposits and withdrawals are not available at Starter verification level.
  • Clients from most countries can deposit EUR at Intermediate or Pro level, but only clients with a SEPA bank account can withdraw EUR.
  • Only US residents verified to Intermediate or Pro level with a US bank account can deposit or withdraw USD.
  • Only Canadian residents verified to Intermediate or Pro level and with a Canadian bank account can deposit or withdraw CAD.