Direct Register Shares from LHV Bank

Updated: Aug 28

LHV Bank requires that you have an existing Computershare U.S. account before they will direct register your shares.


LHV Bank charges a €10 fee for each DRS transfer. This means each time you want to direct register shares of a specific stock (no matter how many shares) you are charged €10.


If you don't have a Computershare US account:

The only way to open one as a non-U.S. 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.


Once your Computershare account is open:

Once your shares and €10 have settled in your LHV account, you can request the DRS transfer by filling in a FOP transfer form and including the extra DRS info in the notes of the form.

  • Log in to LHV Bank and go to "RAHA KASVATAMINE - Makseta väärtpaberikanne".

  • There you can access the FOP transfer request form.

  • When filling in the transaction dates, make sure they're the same as the day you purchased the shares. The value date is always 5 business days after the transaction date.

  • Then in the "Additional Information About the Transfer" box, enter:

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

  • The full name you are registering the shares in (your name most likely).

  • Your Computershare account number.

  • Your US tax ID if you're a U.S. citizen, if not state you are a "Non-Resident Alien" so you have no SSN to provide.

  • Your home address.

  • LHV Bank has said you should put in a transfer request with Computershare, but since Computershare is a transfer agent and not a broker they cannot initiate any transfers. So include a statement saying that LHV Bank needs to contact Computershare and initiate the transfer, as Computershare is a Transfer Agent and not a broker.

  • Submit the FOP transfer request.


The transfer will take 10-25 business days to process. If you're feeling uncertain you can check in with LHV Bank by starting a chat online.

LHV Bank 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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