ICICI Direct

Invest directly in US Markets

With a strong digital platform powered by our broker partner Interactive Brokers LLC, we bring a seamless investing experience along with research support

Why invest in Global Markets

Invest in Global Markets
Invest in Global Markets
Global securities give your portfolio the ultimate flexibility with diversification. Access to global markets help you curate a portfolio, which can lower the country risk, giving you better risk-adjusted returns.
Invest in leaders & innovators
Invest in leaders & innovators
Own shares of the best companies of the world. You can choose to put your money in companies who are global leaders in their respective business, as well as green field innovators, who are likely to benefit in the future.
Build a global currency corpus
Build a global currency corpus
Be it foreign travel, real estate, education or even for emergency funds, invest in global currency and build a portfolio for your future needs.

Advantages of ICICIdirect Global Account

  • Seamless Account Opening
    Seamless Account Opening - Complete online account opening through ICICIdirect, in a few clicks. No physical documents required.
  • No Minimum Balance
    No Minimum Balance - Invest freely without worrying about minimum balance.
  • Best-in-class Platforms
    Best-in-class Platforms - Get comprehensive view of your global portfolio and access to various global research reports to build investment ideas.

  • Fractional Shares
    Fractional Shares - You can invest only a small amount to own a fraction of a share, which helps you to create your portfolio effectively.

  • Remittance Made Easy
    Competitive Pricing - Attractive plans on offer for global investments.

  • Security
    Security* - Clients’ accounts are bankruptcy remote. In addition, every customer is protected by the Securities and Investment Protection Council Insurance (SIPC insurance).
* Cash accounts are opened for the clients. Securities held in the account can’t be used for any purpose without clients’ consent. Insurance up to USD500,000 of which USD250,000 may be in cash in the event of financial trouble or liquidation of our partner Interactive Brokers, being an SIPC registered brokerage firm. This does not include losses in the stock market. More can be found at www.sipc.org website.

How to get started?


Login to your ICICIdirect 3in1 account

You need to be existing ICICI Direct Customer to get access to ICICI Direct Global


Subscribe to a plan of your choice

Choose the plan which works best for you


Upload your Scanned Documents

Upload latest copy of your PAN card and address proof


Get access to the ICICIdirect Global Investments Platform

Once your details are verified, you can add funds into your account and start investing

Our Subscription Plans
Introductory Offer - Complimentary 2 months subscription

Global Starter

Rs. 999/-

Subscription Fee per year

  • Brokerage* - USD 2.99 per trade
* applicable to US markets only

Global Advantage

Rs. 9,999/-

Subscription Fee per year

  • Brokerage* - 1 US Cent per Share
* applicable to US markets only

How it works?

Frequently Asked Questions

How can one transfer money to invest out of India?
ICICI Securities gets you a seamless way to transfer money through your ICICI Bank account under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) guidelines. To transfer, simply visit link available on Global Investment page after your ICICI Direct Global account is opened. Current limit for this online transfer is US$ 25,000. For amount exceeding this you may reach out to your ICICI Securities relationship manager.
Which international exchanges can I invest in?
To start with, we are launching access to US equities, ETF's and fixed income. We will enable access to other markets at a later stage.
Is there any minimum investment or balance required?
There is no minimum investment or balance required although we do recommend you fund your account to the extent required as there is no margin funding possibility on global markets as per RBI’s regulations
How much can an individual invest in global markets from India?
Foreign investments fall under RBI guidelines for remittance which is called Liberalized Remittance Scheme (LRS). As per current LRS limits, an individual can remit abroad up to USD 250,000 every year. This full amount can be utilized for investment in global markets.
What are fractional shares?
Fractional shares allow you to buy a dollar value of a stock irrespective of its price. This means that you can own a fraction of a share in a stock on the US markets! Basically, if a stock is too expensive because each share is costing a lot, just buy a small fraction of the stock.
Who is the executing and clearing broker?
Interactive Brokers LLC is the broker that executes and clears your trades, ICICI Securities is an introducing broker to Interactive Brokers.

Interactive Brokers is a US based brokerage firm with USD 8.1 billion in equity capital as of June 2020. The company is listed on the NASDAQ. As of June 2020, Interactive Brokers has over USD 203 billion in client equity.
How can I verify ownership of the shares?
When you go to the global market page i.e. the client portal, you will be able to download your statement which will show you the holdings currently on the account as well as all transactions done in the past.
Do I get access to any research reports?
Yes, you get free access to research reports by Zacks and Reuters stock reports plus. In addition, you get free access to Reuters Fundamental data and Reuters news on the trading platform.
Where is my investing account held? Who holds my shares? Who is the custodian of my account?
Your investing account is opened with our partner platform Interactive Brokers LLC - regulated by FINRA and SEC in US. Interactive Brokers is also the executing and clearing broker as well as a global custodian.
Will I be able to use my margins to buy these shares?
Margin trading or leverage of any sort is not permissible per RBI regulations on global markets for Indian residents.


  • ICICI Securities Ltd.( I-Sec). Registered office of I-Sec is at ICICI Securities Ltd. - ICICI Centre, H. T. Parekh Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai - 400020, India, Tel No : 022 - 2288 2460, 022 - 2288 2470. I-Sec is a Member of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (Member Code :07730) and BSE Ltd (Member Code :103) and having SEBI registration no. INZ000183631.
  • Please refer to press release no. PR No: 47/ 2018 dated October 30, 2018 issued by SEBI on ‘Advisory in respect of Foreign Trading Portals’ before investing in global financial products through foreign/ overseas trading platforms / exchange.
  • The contents herein above shall not be considered as an invitation or persuasion to trade or invest. I-Sec and affiliates accept no liabilities for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of any actions taken in reliance thereon. While due care has been taken, I-Sec and affiliates accept no liabilities for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of any inaccurate, delayed or incomplete information nor for any actions taken in reliance thereon. ICICI Securities Ltd. makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, on products and services offered through the platform. It accepts no liability for any damages or losses, however, caused in connection with the use of related services. ICICI securities Ltd is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind arising out of investments outside India
  • ICICI Securities role here is limited to a Referrer as Introducing broker. ICICI Securities will introduce the customer with the platform provider Interactive Broker LLC post which clients will be directly sharing their details to them. Once customers have been referred, they are solely responsible for any and all orders placed by them, and understand that all orders are unsolicited and based on their own investment decisions. ICICI Securities and any of its employees, agents, principals, or representatives DO NOT: provide recommendations of any security, transaction, or order; provide investment advice; produce or provide research to any user regarding any security, transaction, or order; handle funds or securities related to securities orders or effect the clearance or settlement of a user’s trades done through Interactive Brokers LLC. All processes including KYC will be executed by Interactive Brokers LLC directly with client and ICICI Securities will not incur any personal financial liability
  • Investment in securities market are subject to market risks, read all the related documents carefully before investing. Mutual fund investments are subject to market risks, read all scheme related documents carefully.
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  • "Interactive Brokers LLC is a registered Broker-Dealer, Futures Commission Merchant and Forex Dealer Member, regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA), and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and several other self-regulatory organizations. Interactive Brokers does not endorse or recommend any introducing brokers, third-party financial advisors or hedge funds, including ICICI Securities Ltd. Interactive Brokers provides execution and clearing services to customers. None of the information contained herein constitutes a recommendation, offer, or solicitation of an offer by Interactive Brokers to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument or to engage in any specific investment strategy. Interactive Brokers makes no representation, and assumes no liability to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website.

    For more information regarding Interactive Brokers, please visit www.interactivebrokers.com."

  • Commission displayed is applicable on US stocks only & for orders below 10,000 shares or USD 100,000 order value in a single order. This limit is applicable only per order. You can place multiple orders that can cross this limit. In case the order value is greater than USD 100,000 or number of shares is greater than 10,000 shares in a single order then additional brokerage rate of USD 0.005 per share or USD 1, whichever is higher, applies to the customer
  • Additional Transaction fees will be charged for sell orders.
    For Stocks, ETF, Warrants, Rights, Voting Trust Certificates: USD 0.0000221 * Value of Aggregate Sales
    FINRA Trading Activity Fee - USD 0.000119 * Quantity Sold (Maximum USD 5.95 per trade. In the case of partial executions, each execution is considered one trade)

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