To trade your paper shares, you have to first convert them into a dematerialised form. Dematerialisation is the process of converting physical shares of a company into electronic format. Shares are converted into dematerialised form and held in a new demat account.
9) In case of demise of the shareholder, how does the family member Demat the physical certificates by the deadline date which is April 1, 2019, since the legal process is in the pipeline.
# Once your demat account is opened, you can place a request for conversion of your physical share certificates into dematerialised format. # You have to surrender your paper shares to the demat company along with a Dematerialisation Request Form. Use separate forms for shares of different companies.
The entire process of converting physical stock certificates to Dematerialised stock certificates is expected to take 2 to 3 weeks. You must note that only those shares can be Dematerialised which are actively traded on the stock exchange.
Is demat compulsory?
Just like a bank account holds your money, a demat account holds your shares or securities. A demat account is needed when you want to trade or hold shares on a delivery basis. On the other hand, if you want to trade in future and options (F&O) only, then there is no requirement for the account.
The process of conversion of physical shares to demat
- Step 1: Visit the website of your preferred DP. …
- Step 2: Click on the ‘open a demat and trading account’ link.
- Step 3: Fill in the demat and trading account opening application.
- Step 4: Upload scanned copies of all the necessary Know Your Customer (KYC) documents.
Transfer of securities held in physical mode has been discontinued with effect from April 1, 2019, but investors have not been barred from holding shares in physical form.
If an investor does not have or loses their stock certificate, they are still the owner of their shares and entitled to all the rights that come with them. If an investor wants a stock certificate, or if it is lost, stolen, or damaged, they can receive a new one by contacting a company’s transfer agent.
After getting the deed franked, the investor can send the share certificates (physical shares) and the share transfer deed (in form SH-4) duly filled in and signed to the company or registrar. It takes about 10 to 21 days to process the transfer.
1.DEMATERIALIZE (DEMAT) YOUR PHYSICAL SHARES TO AVOID RISK
Please convert your physical shares to demat form immediately, by submitting your Re. 1 face value SBI share certificate to your DP for converting the shares into demat form.
Fill up a dematerialization request form, which is available with your DP. Submit your share certificates along with the form; (write “surrendered for demat” on the face of the certificate before submitting it for demat) Receive credit for the dematerialized shares into your account within 15 days.
Can you buy shares without a demat account? The simple answer is no. This is because share certificates are no longer issued in paper form. In 1996, The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) made it mandatory for all investors to open demat accounts if they wished to continue investing in the stock market.
Is demat compulsory for public company?
No, as Rule 9A applies only to unlisted public company, the private company is not required to convert its shares into demat. However, private company may facilitate the demat connectivity to its shareholders.