Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamps

Get help selling or transferring shares or funds from the USA or Canada

In order to sell or transfer Canadian and/or US Securities, you are required to:

  • Sign a stock transfer form (a “Form”) or its equivalent.
  • “Guarantee” your signature before a transfer agent accepts the transaction. This is done by obtaining a Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamp.

Signature Guarantee programmes are operated by:

  • Members of the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (STAMP).
  • Stock Exchange Medallion Programme (SEMP), whose participants are largely member firms of US and Canadian regional stock exchanges.
  • Medallion Signature Programme (MSP), for New York Stock Exchange member firms.

Share Data is a member of STAMP and as such is authorized to act for banks, solicitors, stockbrokers and accountants to:

  • Obtain Medallion Signature Guarantee Stamps on your behalf.
  • In most cases, offer same day turnaround of Medallion Signature Stamps.

To obtain a Medallion Guarantee Stamp (an “MG”), your client will need to provide:

  • An original signature(s) on the form(s) requiring an MG stamp
  • Certified copy of the registered owner’s passport.
  • Certified copy of a recent (dated within the last three months) utility bill or bank statement for address verification purposes.
  • Documents such as a dividend or DRS statement, which provide evidence of ownership of the shares.

If your client’s transfer requirement has arisen because of probate, you will need to provide:

  • A certified copy of the Grant of Probate.
  • An original signature(s) on the form(s) requiring an MG stamp
  • Certified copies of the executor(s) passport(s).
  • Certified copy of a recent (dated within the last three months) utility bill or bank statement for address verification purposes.
  • Documents such as a dividend or DRS statement, which provide evidence of ownership of the shares.

Share Data Ltd does not need to act under a Power of Attorney in order to obtain a Medallion Signature Guarantee stamp for the sale or transfer of US or Canadian shares, as it has its own Medallion Guarantee stamp.

Download a copy of the Instruction Document which we require in order to provide Medallion Signature Guarantee.

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