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Transferring Treasury Bills, Notes, Bonds, and TIPS

NOTE:  Transfers aren't permitted into Legacy Treasury Direct, which is being phased out. However, customers can transfer securities from one Legacy account to another Legacy account (see sixth link below).

Transfer of securities from Legacy Treasury Direct to TreasuryDirect
Transfer of securities from the commercial book-entry system to TreasuryDirect
Transfer of securities from TreasuryDirect to the commercial book-entry system
Transfer of securities from Legacy Treasury Direct to the commercial book-entry system
Transfer of securities within TreasuryDirect
Transfer of securities within Legacy Treasury Direct

Transfer of Securities from Legacy Treasury Direct to TreasuryDirect

  1. Open an account in TreasuryDirect. (If you already have an account, you can skip this step.)
  2. Fill out the Legacy Treasury Direct form "Security Transfer Request" (PDF 5179).
  3. In section 3 of the form, check the box for “Transfer to an Established Online TreasuryDirect Account Number.”
  4. Have your signature on this form certified.
  5. Mail the form to the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, at the address shown on the form.

Transfer of Securities from the Commercial Book-Entry System to TreasuryDirect

If you hold Treasury bills, notes, bonds, or TIPS through a broker or bank, you can have your broker or bank transfer the securities to TreasuryDirect.

  1. Open an account in TreasuryDirect. (If you already have an account, you may skip this step.)
  2. Give your bank or broker the following information:
    • Receiving bank name: TREASURYDIRECT (all capital letters, no spaces)
    • ABA number: 051736158
    • Your TreasuryDirect account number

Transfer of Securities from TreasuryDirect to the Commercial Book-Entry System

You can transfer Treasury bills, notes, bonds, or TIPS from TreasuryDirect to the commercial book-entry system. In the commercial system, you own the securities through a broker or bank.

In TreasuryDirect, under “Manage Direct,” choose the appropriate option for making a transfer and supply the requested information. You'll be asked for the routing number and name of the financial institution to which you're making the transfer.

NOTE: Certain transfers require you to submit a paper form. When a form is required, a message will display with a link to the form needed for your transaction.

Transfer of Securities from Legacy Treasury Direct to the Commercial Book-Entry System

You can transfer Treasury bills, notes, bonds, or TIPS from Legacy Treasury Direct to the commercial book-entry system. In the commercial system, you own the securities through a broker or bank. To make the transfer:

  1. Fill out the form "Security Transfer Request" (PD F 5179).
  2. Have your signature on this form certified.
  3. Mail the form to your Treasury Retail Securities Site, P.O. Box 9150, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9150.

Transfer of Securities within TreasuryDirect

You may transfer a security to a primary account, custom account, or minor linked account.

  1. In TreasuryDirect, under “Manage Direct,” choose the appropriate option for making a transfer and supply the requested information.
  2. Provide the recipient's Social Security Number and TreasuryDirect account number when transferring to another primary account.

NOTE: Certain transfers require you to submit a paper form. When a form is required, a message will display with a link to the form needed for your transaction.

Transfer of Securities within Legacy Treasury Direct

  1. Fill out the form "Security Transfer Request" (PD F 5179).
  2. Have your signature on this form certified.
  3. Mail the form to your Treasury Retail Securities Site, P.O. Box 9150, Minneapolis, MN 55480-9150.