Direct Register Shares from TD Ameritrade

Updated: Sep 12

Once your shares are settled in TD Ameritrade, you can request the transfer over the phone, or online (through secure mail, or "Ask TED").

If you want to do it by phone:

  • Call TD Ameritrade on: 800-652-4584.

  • Request to talk to some one about an outbound DRS transfer.

  • The agent will perform all the tasks necessary to DRS transfer.

If you want to do it by Secure Mail:

Download, print, and fill in this form as follows:

  • Please note; you will see a note on the top of the form for a $500 fee. This is for issuance of a share certificate only and has nothing to do with the DRS transfer (which is free). GameStop does not issue share certificates anymore, so it is impossible to request it by accident.

  • Section 1: Your TDA acocunt number, the amount of shares you want to DRS transfer, and which stock you wish to transfer (GME/GameStop). For the Transfer Agent Account #, you can leave it blank if you don't have a CS account yet.

  • Section 2: This is basically YOU and YOUR details.

  • Section 3: Leave this blank.

  • Section 4: Your address. This will be used to create your CS account.

  • Section 5: Sign and date the form.

  • Once scanned, login to your TD Ameritrade account, and send the form through "Secure Mail".

If you want to do it through 'Ask TED':

  • Say: “I want an outbound DRS transfer of my GME shares to ComputerShare, the official registrar”.

  • The Ask Ted chat bot will then send you a form to fill out. You can use the steps laid out above to fill it out, or you can refer to the following information to help fill it out:

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

  • The stock (GameStop), its CUSIP (36467W109).

  • How many shares you want to transfer.

  • The Transfer Agent's name, address and DTC number.

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

  • 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 once received by the transfer team.


You might want to call and chase up TD Ameritrade, as they can take longer than other brokers (up to 4 weeks if not chased). American brokers legally have to process a DRS transfer within 3-5 days, so threatening a complaint should be all you need to do to speed it up.

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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