Direct Register Shares from Avanza

Updated: Sep 11

Avanza requires you have an existing Computershare US account before they will directly register your shares.


If you don't have a Computershare US account:

The only way to open one as a non-US citizen is to transfer shares to them, which is possible with IBKR (see our guide for directly registering from IBKR here), or to use GiveAShare.com.


AF Vs ISK account:

Only shares in an AF account can be transferred. If you bought shares in an ISK account and wish to direct register them, the only option is to sell the ISK shares and repurchase them in your AF account.


Once your Computershare account is open:

Save a copy of a DRS Advice Report from Computershare (Avanza need this to verify you have an account with Computershare). To get a DRS Advice Report:

  • Go to Computershare.com/us.

  • Click on “Login to Investor Center”.

  • Login using the username, and password you have created.

  • Click on "Documents" on the top menu.

  • Select GameStop Corp.

  • Make sure it says “DRS Advice” under the “Type” column and click on the “View PDF” button.

  • Right click on the document and click “Save Page As” and make sure it saves as a PDF file.

  • Alternatively you can click on the print icon in the top right of the page, and from the printer drop down menu select “Save to PDF”.

  • Then click “Save”​​.

Now you can take the document to Avanza and request the transfer:

  • Login to Avanza.

  • Identify with Bank ID.

  • Go to "Profile".

  • Select “Meddelanden” (Messages).

  • Select “Skriv Nytt” (Write New).

  • Fill out the form:

  • Ämne (Subject): DRS to Computershare.

  • Min fråga gäller konto (Select Account): Select your CASH/AF account.

  • Frågan gäller (Question About): Överföring ava kiter (Transfer of Shares).

  • Meddelande (Message):

  • Say: “Jag skulle vilja direktregistrera X antal av mina aktier hos Gamestop corp. till Computershare från mitt AF konto (XXXX). Jag har bifogat mitt DRS-advice från Computershare".

Be sure to include:

  • Your Avanza account number, full name, phone number, email address, Tax ID.

  • Your Computershare account number.

  • The stock (GameStop), its ticker (GME), and its CUSIP (36467W109).

  • How many shares you want to transfer.

  • The Transfer Agent's name, DTC number, and address. In GameStop's case that's: Computershare US. DTC# 7807. Computershare Trust Company, N.A., P.O. Box 505005, Louisville, KY 40233-5005.

  • Optional: If you want the shares ordered in Last In First Out (newest shares transferred first), or First In First Out (oldest shares transferred first).

  • Be sure to attach the DRS Advice you saved from Computershare earlier.

Avanza will transfer the shares in your name. As a result, there is a small chance a second account may be created for you. This can be for a few reasons, such as a middle initial existing on one account, but not the other. If your name matches exactly, then the transfer will process within 2-3 business days. If not, then it will take another 2-4 weeks for the account to be made and the DRS Account Statement sent out to you.

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