Can I dematerialise any share certificate?

No, not all the share certificates can be dematerialised. 

The following conditions must be met to qualify for dematerialisation:
  • The share certificates must be registered in your name as per records of the issuing company/Registrar & Transfer Agent (RTA).
  • The issuing company must have joined NSDL/CDSL and obtained an ISIN for those shares.
  • The shares should be free from any lien/ charge/ encumbrance.

Most listed and active companies have already joined NSDL/CDSL, and their shares/other securities are eligible to be dematerialised. 

You can check if your shares are eligible to be dematerialised on the NSDL and CDSL website.

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