Is Sharestates open to foreign investors?

Yes, Sharestates is open to foreign investors (also known as “non-U.S. persons”). To be eligible to invest as a non-U.S. person, you must

  • Complete a W-8BEN (for an individual) or W-8BEN-E (for entities) form*
  • Provide a copy of your unexpired government photo ID*
  • Have a U.S. bank account

*Please email these documents to

Visit the Sharestates Glossary to see the IRS definitions of a U.S. person and a Non-U.S. Person.

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