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Direct Register Shares from Revolut

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

PLEASE READ: Revolut have temporarily suspended all transfers while they move their asset management from DriveWealth to a new company. We will update this guide when transfering is reintroduced. This will hopefully be the end of 2023 or early 2024.


DISCLAIMER: Initiating any kind of transfer (DRS, ACAT, DTC, FOP, etc.) will temporarily freeze your Revolut account until all of the shares are settled with the receiving broker or transfer agent. You will not have access to any trading during this time, even if there is an active position in your account. Access to all funds and trading will resume when the transfer is complete.


Revolut previously did not charge a fee to transfer to the DRS, but they introduced a $55 fee without notice on 02/02/2023. This means you will be charged $55 each time you initiate a DRS transfer, regardless of how many shares are being transferred.


If you want to save some money, you can use this guide and swap out Computershare's info with account details from another broker. IBKR can transfer to the DRS for $5. XTB and Tradestation both charge a $25 fee to transfer to the DRS. All 3 options are available in the same regions as Revolut.

Once your shares and $55 are settled in Revolut:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the app (version 8.90 or later), older versions do not support transfers.

  • You can log into your Revolut app, and reach out to Revolut support. To do this:

    • Tap your profile bubble in the top left hand corner.

    • Tap on "Help", then tap on "Chat".

  • Tell the support agent you would like to request a DRS transfer and they will transfer you to the appropriate team.

  • The transfer team will tell you they have initiated the process, and will ask if you now see a banner in the app.

  • Return to the "Stocks" section of the app and you will see the transfer banner. Tap on it and you will be asked to fill in some information.

  • Fill in the receiving firms name (Computershare US).

  • You will also be asked for an account number with the receiving firm. For Computershare accounts it is recommended you leave this blank, even if you have an existing Computershare account. This is for security reasons. 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.

  • The final step is to accept the $55 fee and pay it.

The transfer should take 5-7 business days to process, but Revolut will warn it takes up to 30 days.

If you don't have an existing Computershare account:

Your 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 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 2-3 business days.

After your shares leave your broker:

  • Now you will need to wait for the first Computershare letter to arrive.

  • This letter is the DRS Account Statement.

  • It will take another 2-6 weeks after your shares have left your broker.

  • If you don't want to wait around 4 weeks, you have a couple of options:

    • If you have transferred less than 10 shares, Computershare can give you your account number over the phone. Skipping the need for the first letter.

    • You can expedite the letter for $45 by giving payment details to Computershare over the phone. The letter will arrive within a week.

  • Computershare's non-US GME contact number is +800-3823-3823. This is a free number that can only be called from landlines in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the UK.

    • Please note: The number is only available between 08:00 and 14:00 (GMT). Otherwise you will be put through to Computershare headquarters in the USA without notice.

  • Otherwise, the US toll-free number is: +1 800-522-6645 and the US toll number is: +1 (201) 680 6578 (taxes may apply). If you're outside the US, you can get a free trial month of Skype to call these numbers.

    • If you don't hear any relevant options with the automated menu, you can keep pressing 0 to get through to a human.

    • If you are asked to verify your address and live outside of the US, you will have to use an ISO code instead of your country. For example, London in the UK is GB-LDN and Barcelona in Spain is ES-B. You can find your country's ISO codes through this wikipedia page.

When you have the DRS Account Statement:

  • Click on “Login to Investor Center”.

  • Click on “Register Now”.

  • Make sure to select the “Holder Account Number” tab, instead of “Social Security Number”.

  • Select “I am not a U.S. Resident”.

  • Provide the Computershare account number that is on your DRS Account Statement (starts with “C”).

  • Provide your last name, surname, or business name.

  • Enter the 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. This will arrive in 1 to 3 weeks.

  • If you'd like it sooner you can:

    • Call Computershare and pay a $30 fee to get the verification code via email within 48 hours.

    • Europeans can request the letter be sent from Computershare's UK office instead.

  • Computershare's non-US GME contact number is +800-3823-3823. This is a free number that can only be called from landlines in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the UK.

    • Please note: The number is only available between 08:00 and 14:00 (GMT). Otherwise you will be put through to Computershare headquarters in the USA without notice.

  • Otherwise, the US toll-free number is: +1 800-522-6645 and the US toll number is: +1 (201) 680 6578 (taxes may apply). If you're outside the US, you can get a free trial month of Skype to call these numbers.

    • If you don't hear any relevant options with the automated menu, you can keep pressing 0 to get through to a human.

    • If you are asked to verify your address and live outside of the US, you will have to use an ISO code instead of your country. For example, London in the UK is GB-LDN and Barcelona in Spain is ES-B. You can find your country's ISO codes through this wikipedia page.

When you receive the verification code letter:

  • 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.

  • We recommend you now activate your two-step verification (2FA) to improve your account security. You can set this up by going to: "My Profile", then "Account Security Preferences".

W-8 BEN Tax Form:

At this stage it is important to 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.

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