Robinhood not available in your country? [Full Guide]

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  • Robinhood is a big trading app in the USA. However, it is not widely available beyond the USA.
  • This guide discusses the current availability of Robinhood in other countries and whether registered users can utilize it on their travels.
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Robinhood is among the foremost trading apps for stocks, options, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

This app is an appealing one for investors as it offers commission-free investing with no account minimums.

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Robinhood is also an intuitive app that’s straightforward to utilize, so this gives it even more of an edge when it comes to competing applications.

What countries is Robinhood available in?

Lots of investors might be interested in adding Robinhood to their Android or iOS mobiles. However, the app is restricted to a small number of countries.

Robinhood is not currently available in all but two countries. You can only register a Robinhood account and download the app in the USA and Britain.

There are also a few more requirements for users in those countries to set up a Robinhood account.

Users in the United States must be 18 years or over, be U.S. nationals, and have valid social security numbers. If you don’t meet those requirements, you can’t register a Robinhood account in the USA.

Alas, there aren’t really any tricks that will enable users outside Britain and the U.S. to utilize Robinhood.

To download the app, users can change their Apple App Store and Google Play account settings to the USA. However, users still won’t be able to register a Robinhood account to utilize the app.

Can I utilize Robinhood in Windows 10?

The app itself is not available for Windows 10. However, users can utilize Robinhood’s browser web app.

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Alternatively, you can install an Android emulator to utilize the Robinhood mobile app within Windows.

Can I utilize Robinhood on vacation?

Some registered Robinhood users might wonder if they can still utilize the mobile app outside of their countries when on vacation.

Yes, you can still utilize your Robinhood account and app in the vast majority of countries when on holiday.

However, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control restricts U.S. financial services in a few (currently five) sanctioned countries.

So, you won’t be able to access your Robinhood account within a sanctioned country.

Some might be surprised Robinhood is restricted to two countries after about five years since its launch. However, financial markets in countries are closely regulated.

Robinhood Markets Inc needs to gain the required permissions to expand its trading service to other nations.

So, for now, most of the world must wait for Robinhood to expand more. Australia and Canada are two countries that Robinhood Markets Inc has hinted it might extend its trading app to in the future.

We hope that the information from this article managed to answer your questions. If you have any other curiosities, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.


FAQ: Further questions about Robinhood

  • What mobile platforms is Robinhood compatible with? 

Robinhood is compatible with iOS 11 and all more recent iOS platforms. You can utilize the app on Android devices with Marshmallow 6.0 and any more update Android OS.

  • Can I utilize Robinhood in Cuba?

Although Cuba has a pretty big tourist industry and restored relations with the USA, it remains among the sanctioned countries. Therefore, registered Robinhood users can’t utilize the app during holidays in Cuba at the moment.

  • Is Robinhood the same for U.K. users? 

It’s not entirely the same as Robinhood isn’t offering all its U.S. product services to U.K. users at the moment. For example, U.K. users can’t currently utilize the app for trading ETFs and options.

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