If you are a U.S. resident and have a Social Security number, you may open an account. U.S. residents must maintain a valid U.S. address and phone number. Some restrictions may apply for citizens of certain countries due to regulatory considerations; please contact us for more information. Scottrade also accepts international accounts from residents living in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. You must be at least 18 years old to open your own account with Scottrade.