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Open a New Account

Non-Retirement Accounts
New Account Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to establish many types of BlackRock non-IRA accounts such as individual, joint tenant, trust, custodian (UTMA, UGMA), or corporate registrations.
IRA Accounts
Inherited IRA Application
(fillable PDF)
Used by the beneficiary of a deceased IRA account owner to establish an Inherited IRA with BlackRock. Please note, if you are transferring from another custodian you may also need the IRA Transfer of Assets/Direct Rollover Request Form.
IRA Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to establish a BlackRock Traditional, Rollover, Roth or SEP IRA. Accounts can be funded with a check contribution (check should be included), ACH contribution or by transfer of assets/rollover from another custodian.
SIMPLE IRA Employer Kit
(fillable PDF)
Used by the employer to establish a SIMPLE IRA Plan with BlackRock (please note: this Kit, including the enclosed IRA Form 5304-SIMPLE, must be on file in order for employees to establish any SIMPLE IRA accounts with BlackRock).
SIMPLE Plan Enrollment Kit
(fillable PDF)
Used by employees to establish a BlackRock SIMPLE IRA account. (Please note: you may also need to provide the SIMPLE IRA Salary Reduction Agreement to your employer).

Existing Accounts

All Account Types
Automatic Investment Plan (AIP) Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to set up automatic investments in a BlackRock account via electronic transfer from a checking or savings account. Transfers can be made monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
Bank Instructions Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to provide checking or savings account information to make purchases (non-systematic) or redemptions in a BlackRock account.
Contribution Slip
(fillable PDF)
This form is used to make a contribution to any existing BlackRock Direct account (retirement or non-retirement).
Power of Attorney Registration Form
(fillable PDF)
Used as a legal instrument to authorize one individual to act as Power of Attorney on a BlackRock account.
Systematic Exchange Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to set up the investment of a lump sum into one BlackRock fund and then, on a monthly, quarterly, semiannual or annual basis, have fixed dollar amounts exchanged into as many as four other BlackRock funds. $10,000 minimum investment. $50 minimum per systematic exchange.
Non-Retirement Accounts
Certificate of Incumbency
(fillable PDF)
Used to list persons authorized to enact transactions in a BlackRock account for a non-incorporated entity over a 60-day time period.
Change of Registration
(fillable PDF)
Used to complete a name change (marriage, divorce) or a transfer from an existing account to a new or different account at BlackRock. Not to be used for Transfer on Death (TOD) or Power of Attorney (POA).
Checkwriting Application (Money Market Funds)
(fillable PDF)
Used to establish checkwriting privileges for BlackRock Investor A Share Money Market accounts.
Corporate Resolution Filing Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to grant authority to a person or persons within an established company to sell or assign securities in a BlackRock account. Valid for 6 months from date of certification.
Cost Basis Change Request Form
(fillable PDF)
Use this form to change your cost basis calculation method (We recommend speaking with your tax preparer or financial advisor before making any change to your cost basis method). Access our frequently asked questions to understand more about Cost Basis calculations.
Dividend Allocation Plan (DAP) Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to set up allocation of dividends and capital gains distributions from a BlackRock account to another fund, a special payee or a bank account.
Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) Application
(fillable PDF)
Used to set up systematic withdrawals from your BlackRock account for distribution to the address of record, another BlackRock account, special payee or bank account. $10,000 minimum beginning balance.
Transfer on Death (TOD) Affidavit
(fillable PDF)
Must be completed by a beneficiary of a BlackRock Transfer of Death account in order to transfer or redeem the account to their name. Also required is a certified copy of the death certificate and an inheritance tax waiver.
Transfer on Death (TOD) Registration Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to document up to three beneficiaries and the percentage of assets to be transferred to each, upon the death of an owner of a BlackRock account.
IRA Accounts
BlackRock SIMPLE IRA Salary Reduction Agreement
(fillable PDF)
Should be used in conjunction with the SIMPLE IRA Adoption Agreement to set up the payroll deductions to be contributed to a BlackRock SIMPLE IRA account.
IRA Change of Beneficiary Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to change the Primary and/or Contingent beneficiaries named on BlackRock Traditional IRA, SEP IRA or Roth IRA accounts.
IRA Distribution Request Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to request a distribution such as systematic withdrawals and required minimum distributions from a BlackRock IRA account.
IRA Rollover Certification Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to certify a rollover distribution from a Traditional IRA, Roth IRA or SEP IRA and for eligible distributions from 403(b), 401(k) or qualified retirement plans to a BlackRock Funds IRA account. Rollovers must be completed within 60 days of distribution.
IRA Transfer of Assets / Direct Rollover Request Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to transfer assets from an existing IRA to a BlackRock Funds IRA.
IRS Form 5305-SEP - Contribution Agreement
(fillable PDF)
This form is used to set up an Employer's contributions to an employees SEP IRA.
Roth IRA Conversion Form
(fillable PDF)
Used to convert a Traditional IRA held at either BlackRock or a different custodian to a BlackRock Roth IRA.