Direct Register Shares from Sparkasse

Updated: Sep 12

Sparkasse requires you have an existing Computershare US account before they will direct register your shares.


Please Note; if you have GS2C shares, you can convert them to GME for free with Sparkasse. If you want to transfer to IBKR, you will need to use the Cross Border Transfer solution detailed in 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). You can also use GiveAShare.com.


How to Transfer from Sparkasse to Computershare:

  • Once your GS2C shares are settled in Sparkasse, contact your "Savings Bank Advisors" and request a "Depository Transfer" from GS2C to GME.

  • Then request a "Deposit Transfer" to Computershare.

  • For the message you can write: "I would like to request a Depository Transfer for my Gamestop shares from GS2C to GME. In addition, I would like to make a transfer of the Gamestop shares to my existing securities account at Computershare after the depository change. I agree with all possible costs. You can send me the necessary documents by e-mail. <insert your e-mail here> . "Thank you" <insert your name here> .

  • Sparkasse will now contact you and email you 2 documents to fill out.

  • The first document is called "Depotbuchung/Spiegelbuchung".

  • Write in the number of shares you want to convert.

  • You must write in the free text field that a depository change from GS2C to GME is desired.

  • Sign the document.

  • The second document is called "Securities Transfer Without Creditor Change".

  • For the recipient's securities account number enter your Computershare account number (C000XXXXX).

  • For street address write: P.O. Box 505005, Louisville, KY 40233-5005.

  • For Credit Institution of the Recipient: Computershare Trust Company, N.A.

  • Then fill in the number of Gamestop shares you want to transfer.

  • Sign the document.

  • BLZ or BIC are not required.

  • Then hand in the documents at your local Sparkasse branch.

The transfer will take 5-10 business days.


Sparkasse will transfer the shares in your name. As a result of this, 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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