DKB requires you have an existing Computershare US account before they will direct register your shares.
Therefore, they will ask you for a Computershare account number. For security reasons it is not recommended to give this information to your broker, but in this case there may not be another choice. With Computershare accounts, the account number is the "key" that allows brokers to authorize a transfer of shares out of the DRS and back to the broker.
If you provide your account number to initiate the transfer, it is recommended to protect your Computershare account by making a small change to your name or address to block any unauthorized attempts at withdrawing your direct registered shares. Such as adding or removing a middle initial, or making a subtle enough change to your address that you can still receive your snail mail (add or remove a borough, or a space in your postal/zip code).
Only do this when you are confident you are finished transferring your shares from your broker to the DRS, and if you are confident you do not want to move your shares back to your broker.
Please Note; if you have GS2C shares, you can convert them to GME and transfer to IBKR at the same time using this guide
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 direct registering from IBKR here). Or to use GiveAShare.com. Scroll down below the DRS transfer guide to see how you can transfer from DKB to IBKR.
The quickest way to open a Computershare account is to open an Interactive Broker account, buy a share, and request a DRS transfer (link to guide here). While you wait for your Computershare account to be created, you can transfer your shares from DKB to IBKR with a Basic FOP Transfer (free), then from IBKR to Computershare via DRS transfer for a $5(US) fee.
How to Transfer from DKB to Computershare:
Once your shares are settled in DKB, you can send them an email with a Letter of Instruction attached. The Letter of Instruction can be handwritten or typed, but it must be signed with wet ink.
Please Note: Your name address and Tax ID must match exactly to how it is on your Computershare account. This means spelling and capital letters need to match. If they don't match DKB will not be 100% certain it's your account and reject the transfer. If you want to make sure it's the same you can always copy and paste the info from you Computershare account.
For the Letter of Instruction, write the following:
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
hiermit beantrage ich einen Teilübertrag meines Depots zu der Firma Computershare (CS) gemäß den unten angegebenen Daten
Depotnummer DKB: <hier eintragen>
Name: <hier eintragen>
Adresse: <hier eintragen>
Geburtsdatum: <hier eintragen>
Steuer-ID: <hier eintragen>
Depotnummer CS: <hier eintragen>
Name Depotinhaber: (wie Absender)
Adresse CS: Computershare Trust Company N.A., PO BOX 505000, Louisville, KY 40233-5000
Telefon: +1 (201) 680 6578 ODER 00800 3823 3823 (kostenfrei aus Deutschland, nachmittags erreichbar)
Gesamtes Depot: Nein
Aktien: Gamestop Corp. GME
WKN/ISIN: A0HGDX / US36467W1099
Anzahl: <hier eintragen> Stück
If you typed the letter, you will need to print it out to sign it. Then scan it back in or take a photo of it. Now you can send it in an email to DKB.
Write an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the subject write: "Transfer Out Request".
For the message write "Guten Tag, bitte lesen Sie das beigefügte Schreiben für Anweisungen und Genehmigungen zur Übertragung der GME-Aktien in meinem Konto an Computershare US".
Attach the Letter of Instruction.
Click on "Send".
The transfer will take 5-10 business days.
If you have an existing Computershare account:
Your broker will DRS transfer the shares based on your name and address. As a result, 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 and address match exactly, then the transfer will process within the normal amount of time. 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.
W-8 BEN Tax Form:
At this stage it is important to first verify your tax status as a non-US citizen. While logged into your account, go to the My Profile tab, then “Tax Details”. A guide on how to fill in the W-8 BEN form is linked here.
You must fill in the W-8 BEN form before you buy any shares through Computershare, or add your banking information (especially if it's a US dollar account). Otherwise you will be assumed to be a US citizen.
How to Transfer from DKB to IBKR:
Once your shares are settled in DKB, you need to send an email with a filled out transfer form. The transfer form is available on DKB's site, or get a copy here.
Fill the Depotübertrag / Depotauflösung DKB-Broker (Outbound DRS Transfer Request form) with the following information:
Your DKB Account Number.
Your IBKR account number.
IBKR's BIC: IBKRUS33XXX.
Your Name, address and Tax ID (as it's registered with DKB).
Your Name, address and Tax ID (as it's registered with IBKR).
The stocks ISIN (US36467W1099), name (GameStop Corp) and how many shares you want to transfer.
Print the filled form, sign it and scan it back in.
Send an email to “email@example.com”.
For the subject line write: “Outbound FOP Transfer Request (DKB account number)”.
For the email write: “I would like to transfer shares as an Outbound FOP Transfer to Interactive Brokers”.
Attach the form and hit “Send”.
On the same day, login to your IBKR account, and click on “Transfer & Pay” from the top menu.
Then select “Transfer Positions”.
On the next page select “Incoming”.
On the next page select “All Other Regions” from the drop down menu.
On the next page select “Basic FOP Transfer".
Select DEUTSCHE KREDITBANK on the drop down list.
For “Your Account Number at the Financial Institution“ put your DKB account number.
For “Name of Account Holder at Financial Institution“ put your full name as defined on your DKB account.
Select the Account type (most likely individual).
Select the country of the Financial Institution where you access DKB from).
For the contact email put “firstname.lastname@example.org".
You have to add the asset you want to transfer, click on “Add Asset".
On the next page search which stock you'd like to transfer (GME), click on “Search".
On the next page, click on the row “GAMESTOP CORP-CLASS A / NYSE".
On the next page, define how many shares you'd like to transfer and click on “Save and Finish".
On the next page you'll see a summary of the transfer. Click on “Continue”.
IBKR will now know to expect your transfer.
The transfer will take 1-4 weeks to process. If you're feeling unsure you can check in with DKB or IBKR by contacting their customer support. You should receive an email confirming that the transfer was successfully performed.
After your shares reach IBKR:
Now you are able to request the DRS transfer from IBKR to Computershare. To do this you can follow our guide on how to DRS transfer from IBKR (link to guide here).