Employees enrolled with the EPF scheme can update their KYC (Know-Your- Customer) details online via the EPFO member portal. Along with KYC Update, members can also change their name and date of birth in the EPFO records if the same are recorded incorrectly.
Earlier for this process, one had to get the EPF correction form, fill it and submit at the EPFO office. But now, if your UAN is activate and seeded with Aadhaar, you can correct EPF details online and also complete your EPF KYC anytime.
How to Update EPFO KYC Online?
Below are the steps for EPFO KYC process:
Step 1: Go to the EPFO Unified Member Portal.
Step 2: Login using your active UAN and Password.
Step 3: Click on “Manage” and then select “KYC”. (refer image below)
Step 4: Add details related to your bank account, PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, etc. in this “Add KYC” online form and click on “Save”. (refer image below)
Important: Make sure to submit the relevant document proof to your employer after/before making the KYC update request. This is important because the EPFO officer will connect with your employer to cross-check the same and then the details will be updated here on EPFO KYC.
EPFO UAN: How to Change Name/DOB for UAN?
If you need to change basic details, i.e. you name, date of birth or gender. Make sure that the changes match the details on your Aadhaar Card. Failing this, the changes request shall not be updated.
Steps for EPFO KYC Update for Basic Details:
Step 1: Go to EPFO e-Sewa Portal (or member portal).
Step 2: Login using your UAN and Password.
Step 3: Open the “Manage” section and click on “Basic Details”. (refer image below)
Step 4: Enter the correct name and/or date of birth under the “Changes Requested” column, corresponding to the “Name” and “Date of Birth” rows, respectively.
Step 5: Give consent to furnish Aadhaar card details so that the changes requested can be verified.
Step 6:Click on “Update”.
Step 7: Check and confirm your details and click on “Yes”. /
Once you submit the request to change name and/or DOB, it will be verified by the EPFO officer and once confirmed, the same will be updated in the EPFO records against your UAN.
EPFO KYC Update: How to Update Contact Details for UAN?
Below are the steps to make changes in your contact details linked to your EPF UAN:
Step 1: Go to EPFO member portal and login with your active UAN and Password.
Step 2: Click the “Manage” tab and hit the “Contact Details” option. (refer image below)
Step 3: Change your mobile number and/or email address and click on “Get Authorization Pin”.(refer the image below)
Step 4: Enter the PIN and click on “Save Changes”.
Why is it important to update EPF UAN details?
Updating one’s name, date of birth, Aadhaar, bank account, PAN and address etc. is important because an EPF account with wrong details can hamper the process of claims.
Also, if the KYC is not complete against one’s EPF UAN, making any EPF claims will not be possible. Such claims will either be rejected or be kept on hold till the required updates are not furnished.
Along with this, it is of utmost importance to seed one’s Aadhaar with their UAN. Without this, i.e. the linking of Aadhaar with UAN, EPF contribution will be deducted from the salary but won’t be credited to the respective EPF account.
Know how to: Link Aadhaar with EPF UAN
EPFO UAN Online Update: Services Available
The following changes can be made using the EPFO UAN online services:
- EPFO KYC Update – Includes option to update Bank Account details, PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, Driving License, Election Card, Ration Card or National Population Register
- UAN Basic Details – Includes change in name, date or birth and address (should correspond to your Aadhaar Card)
- UAN Contact Details – Includes changes in your mobile number and/or email ID
- One can correct their name or date of birth in EPFO records online via EPFO member portal
- Aadhaar must be seeded with UAN to make such changes
- UAN must be activated to use the EPFO online services
- UAN must be KYC-compliant
- EPF UAN details are usually updated within 30 days
|Read more about EPF:|
|EPF Balance Check||EPF Correction Form||EPF Passbook|
|EPF Calculator||EPF Interest Rate||EPF Pension|
|EPF Contribution||EPF Online Claim||EPF Premature Withdrawal|
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|Read more about EPFO:|
|EPFO E-Sewa||EPFO Online Payment||EPFO Pension Portal|
|EPFO Establishment||EPFO Member Portal||EPFO Registration Process|
|Read more about EPF Forms:|
|EPF Form 10C||EPF Form 19||EPF Withdrawal Form 31|
EPFO KYC Update: FAQs
EPFO KYC update is the process to upload necessary documents required for identity verification. These documents are linked to your UAN for completing the verification process.
Yes. You can use the EPFO unified member portal or the UMANG mobile app for KYC Update.
Using the EPFO KYC option, members can online update their PAN card details and link the same to their UAN.
Login to EPFO member portal and open the “KYC” add section to seed Aadhaar with your UAN.
Read: How to Link Aadhaar with UAN?
Yes. You can use the “KYC” update option via EPFO member portal or UMANG app to change an already seeded bank account with UAN. But, such changes cannot be made while a claim request in in process.
Yes. You need to provide birth certificate, school certificate, or any other reliable government-issued document to support the change requested.
Yes. You need to visit your nearby EPFO office along with the documents to update KYC. This includes your ID card along with the document supporting the update requested.