Open an IRA Online

Order or Download a Kit It's easy to get started. You can fund your account with an Electronic Funds Transfer from your bank account, by Federal Wire, or by sending us a check.

To open a traditional or Roth IRA, you'll need the following information:

  • Your Social Security number (SSN)
  • The address and Social Security number or Tax Identification Number of your beneficiary (You can designate up to three beneficiaries online.)
  • Your email address (If you currently have accounts with us, verify that we have your correct email address on file.)
  • Banking information for your reference (if funding online)

Important Information:

  • All account owners and beneficiaries must be U.S. citizens or resident aliens with a U.S. mailing address and residential address (if different than mailing address), or a military address if in the armed forces.
  • We can not accept third-party, credit card, or starter checks.
  • You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view certain forms.

Representatives are available at 1-800-359-3379 if you have any questions during the process.

  • Not FDIC Insured
  • No Bank Guarantee
  • May Lose Value

Wells Fargo Advantage Funds

  • Individual Investors · 1-800-359-3379
  • Investment Professionals · 1-888-877-9275
  • Institutional Sales Professionals · 1-866-765-0778