Direct Register Shares from E*Trade

Updated: Aug 21

E*Trade does not charge a fee to do a digital DRS transfer, however they might ask for a $500 deposit if they confuse it with a paper certificate request. If you clarify it is a digital DRS transfer they will be able to waive the fee.

Once your shares are settled in E*Trade:

  • You can fill start a chat online, or call E*Trade on 1-800-387-2331​.

  • Either way you can say: “I want an outbound DRS transfer of my GME shares to ComputerShare, the official registrar”.

  • If the support agent asks for a $500 deposit you can clarify it is just a digital DRS transfer, which is free.

You may need to provide the following information:

  • ​Your account number, full name, phone number, SSN/Tax ID.

  • 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: your Computershare account number.

  • 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).

The transfer will take 3-5 business days to process.

If you don't have an existing Computershare account:

The broker and Computershare will take care of the transfer and open a Computershare account for you. This will take another 2-3 business days.

If you have an existing Computershare account:

Your broker will 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 2-3 business days.


After your shares leave your broker:

  • Go to Computershare.com/us.

  • Click on “Login to Investor Center”.

  • Click on “Register Now”.

  • Answer security questions such as Social Security number, ZIP Code, name of the stock that you hold (GameStop).

  • Computershare will then prompt you to create your username, password and security questions.

  • Once your account is created, Computershare will send you a verification letter in the mail.

You can wait 3-5 business days for the verification letter, or you can verify your identity immediately online.


To verify online, Computershare will ask some security questions based on info they take from LexisNexis. Please note, part of the process is to give a question with zero correct answers. So read the questions carefully.


When you receive the verification code letter:

  • Return to Computershare.com/us.

  • Click on “Login to Investor Center”.

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

  • Then you can enter the verification code.

  • You now have full access to your Computershare account!

  • There is no more need for the verification code.

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