Forms & applications

For accounts held at BlackRock

These forms & applications pertain to mutual fund accounts held directly at BlackRock. If you don’t see the form or application you need, or if you have any questions, please contact us at 800-441-7762.

Click here if you need forms & applications for the BlackRock CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan. For questions about the Plan, please call 866-529-8582 or visit our dedicated web page.

Please note that in order to save any forms completed online, you must have Adobe Acrobat version 8 or higher. If you do not have this version, you may either click here to download the most recent version, or print the blank forms and complete them manually.

Send your application, along with any other required documents, to:


Regular mailOvernight mail
BlackRock Funds
P.O. Box 9819
Providence, RI 02940
BlackRock Funds
4400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

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Open a new account

Non-retirement accounts

New Account Application
Used to establish many types of BlackRock non-IRA accounts such as individual, joint tenant, trust, custodian (UTMA, UGMA), or corporate registrations.

IRA accounts

IRA Application 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.
Inherited IRA Application 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.
SIMPLE Plan Enrollment Kit 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).
SIMPLE IRA Employer Kit 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).

Existing account

All account types

Automatic Investment Plan (AIP) Application
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
Used to provide checking or savings account information to make purchases (non-systematic) or redemptions in a BlackRock account.
Change of Address Form
Used to change the address or mailing address listed on your account. Can be used for any account type.
Change of Broker/Dealer
Used to add or change the broker/dealer listed on your account.
Contribution Slip
This form is used to make a contribution to any existing BlackRock Direct account (retirement or non-retirement).
Power of Attorney Registration form
Used as a legal instrument to authorize one individual to act as Power of Attorney on a BlackRock account.
Systematic Exchange Application
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
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
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).
Corporate Resolution Filing Form
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
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
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.
Redemption Request Form
Used to request one-time (i.e. non-systematic) redemptions from non-retirement accounts (for IRAs, please use our IRA Distribution Request Form).
Systematic Withdrawal Plan (SWP) Application
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
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

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

IRA Change of Beneficiary Form
Used to change the Primary and/or Contingent beneficiaries named on BlackRock Traditional IRA, SEP IRA or Roth IRA accounts.
IRA Distribution Request Form
Used to request a distribution such as systematic withdrawals and required minimum distributions from a BlackRock IRA account.
IRA Rollover Certification Form
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
Used to transfer assets from an existing IRA to a BlackRock Funds IRA.
Roth IRA Conversion Form
Used to convert a Traditional IRA held at either BlackRock or a different custodian to a BlackRock Roth IRA.
SIMPLE IRA Salary Reduction Agreement 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.