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Where can I use Kraken?
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. Some account features are only available at certain verification levels.
This article outlines certain restrictions within our supported regions. A full list of the supported regions is shown on the account creation page
Our funding providers may, at their own discretion, deny funding to certain geographical locations. Some regions are not yet able to use debit or credit cards. Please refer to our FAQ on debit and credit cards for the full list of accepted regions.

Africa

Central African Republic
Clients in Central African Republic can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Eritrea
Clients in Eritrea can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Guinea-Bissau
Clients in Guinea-Bissau can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Mali
Clients in Mali can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Namibia
Clients in Namibia can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Somalia
Clients in Somalia can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
South Sudan
Clients in South Sudan can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Sudan
Clients in Sudan can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Zimbabwe
Clients in Zimbabwe can create an account but may be restricted from funding.

Asia

Hong Kong
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in Hong Kong, with the following exception:
  • Clients living in Hong Kong cannot use Opt-In Rewards for EUR or USD.
Lebanon
Clients in Lebanon can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Myanmar
Clients in Myanmar can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Pakistan
Clients in Pakistan can create an account but may be restricted from funding.
Singapore
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in Singapore, with the following exceptions:
  • Clients living in Singapore cannot use Opt-In Rewards for USD and EUR
  • Clients residing in Singapore cannot trade futures
United Arab Emirates
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in the United Arab Emirates, with the following exception:
Yemen
Clients in Yemen can create an account but may be restricted from funding.

Europe

Belgium
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in Belgium, with the following exception:
Cryptocurrency restrictions: Cannot deposit or trade POL, WIF, and XMR.
Ireland
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in Ireland, with the following exception:
Cryptocurrency restrictions: Cannot deposit or trade POL, WIF, and XMR.
Italy
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in Italy, with the following exception:
  • Clients residing in Italy cannot trade futures.
Cryptocurrency restrictions: Cannot deposit or trade POL and WIF.
Netherlands
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in the Netherlands, with the following exception:
Spain
Kraken offers most services to clients living in Spain, with the following exceptions:
  • Clients residing in Spain cannot trade futures.
  • Clients residing in Spain cannot deposit or trade WIF.
Ukraine
Kraken offers most services to clients living in Ukraine, with the exception of Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk regions.
For information on Kraken's Ukraine Aid program, please visit our blog or FAQ page.
United Kingdom
Kraken offers most services to our clients living in the United Kingdom, with the following exceptions:
Cryptocurrency restrictions: 
  • Cannot deposit or trade XMR.
  • Cannot buy or sell HNT.

North America

Canada
Kraken offers most services to our Canadian clients, with the following exceptions:
Account verification
Clients in Canada will need to verify to Intermediate level.
Regulatory changes
For a complete overview of all regulatory updates and what they mean for Canadian clients, please visit: Canada regulatory updates  
Cryptocurrency restrictions
  • Cannot deposit, hold, or trade ACA, AEVO, AGLD, ALICE, ALT, ARKM, ATLAS, BONK, CSM, C98, DAI, ENA, ETHFI, GENS, GMX, HDX, INTR, JASMY, JTO, KIN, LMWR, MC, MPL, NMR, NODL, NYM, ORCA, OTP, OXY, PAXG, PARA, PEPE, PICA, PSTAKE, RAY, REQ, ROOK, SAFE, SAMO, SDN, STEP, TBTC, TEER, TUSD, USDT, UST, YGG, XRT, W, WAXL, WBTC, WETH, WIF, and ZETA.
Margin trading restrictions
Clients residing in Canada will not be permitted to trade margin after March 14, 2024.
Futures trading restrictions
  • Clients residing in Canada cannot trade futures
United States
Kraken offers most services to our American clients, with the following restrictions:  
No services to NY, WA and ME residents
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.
On-chain staking restrictions
Staking is not available for residents of the United States. An overview of eligibility criteria for on-chain can be found here. If on-chain staking is not showing as an option for your account, you are not eligible for staking.
State-by-state funding restrictions
Residents of Texas and New Hampshire cannot deposit or hold EUR, nor trade EUR pairs. Residents of Massachusetts cannot deposit or withdraw funds via banks outside the United States.
Futures trading restrictions
Clients residing in the United States cannot trade futures.
Margin trading requirements
Margin trading is only available to U.S. clients that meet specific requirements. 
Cash-to-cash trading restriction
US clients cannot trade cash-to-cash pairs. 
Cryptocurrency restrictions
  • The following assets are restricted for US clients:  ACA, AGLD, ALICE, ASTR, ATLAS, AUDIO, AVT, BONK, C98, CFG, CSM, GENS, GLMR, HDX, INTR, JASMY, KIN, LMWR, MC, MV, NMR, NODL, NYM, ORCA, OTP, OXY, PARA, PEPE, PERP, PICA, POL, PSTAKE, PYTH, RAY, REQ, ROOK, SAMO, SDN, STEP, SUI, TEER, WIF, WOO, XRT or YGG.

Oceania

Australia
Kraken offers most services to our Australian clients, with the following restrictions:
Futures Trading Restrictions:
  • Retail clients who reside in Australia cannot trade futures.
Earn Restrictions:
Cryptocurrency restrictions:
  • Cannot deposit, hold or trade DASH, XMR or ZEC.

South America

Venezuela
Clients in Venezuela can create an account but may be restricted from funding.

Prohibited Regions

We do not serve clients in the following regions:
  • Afghanistan
  • Belarus
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Syria
If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to contact Support.