When visiting the IQ option official website, some users might get the ”IQ Option does not accept traders from your country” message. This means that your country is on the IQ option banned countries list. Only traders from accepted countries can open an account with IQ option.
IQ Option Available Countries
Here is a list of English-speaking countries that are available:
- Cayman Islands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
Below you can find a list of Spanish-speaking countries accepted:
- Costa Rica
- República Dominicana
- El Salvador
- Guinea Ecuatorial
- Puerto Rico
A list of Portuguese-speaking countries accepted:
- São Tomé e Príncipe
Other countries where IQ option is available:
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
- Ivory Coast
IQ Option Banned Countries
The list of IQ Option banned countries is constantly changing. The full list can be found on the official website.
Difference between EU and Non-EU countries
In the European Union, ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority) oversees online trading. IQ Option Europe ltd is regulated by ESMA. This means traders in the EU are subject to the regulation and rules of ESMA. Binary options and digital options were banned by ESMA. Only professional traders from EU have access to these instruments. FX options are allowed in the EU.
The amount of leverage that EU traders can use is also substantially lower, compared to non-EU countries.
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If your country is not on the restricted countries list and you want to start trading with IQ option, you can register here. IQ option is one of the world's leading online trading platforms. A wide variety of trading instruments are available with some of the best tools and award winning platform. More than 30 countries are available and IQ option currently has +70 Million users registered, with 1.8 Million active daily traders who trade approximately $380 000 000 per month.
IQ option features:
- 24/7 support – a team of experts is available in many languages
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