How to update KYC EPF UAN Online?


You can update your KYC information for EPF online using UAN EPFO portal. In order to update or change your KYC (Know your customer) detail on UAN EPFO portal, you require UAN (Universal Account Number) credential.  You can login to EPFO UAN portal and update your KYC by uploading necessary documents online.

These KYC details include PAN card number, Aadhaar card, and bank account details. If you have not yet updated these details on the EPFO portal you must do it now. KYC update in EPF gives following benefits.

  • The proper KYC document completed account does not face any delay during transfer or withdrawal of money.
  • If bank account details are not updated your claim may get rejected.
  • The EPF member will not get any SMS alert if KYC documents are not submitted.

Following documents are considered for KYC –
• National Population Register
• Permanent Account Number
• Bank Account Number
• Passport
• Driving License
• Election Card
• Ration Card

How to update KYC for EPF UAN Online?

Step 1 – Login to EPFO UAN portal – using UAN credential. In the Profile tab, you will find menu ‘Update KYC Information’.

epf KYC

Step -2 – Select the KYC information you wish to update from the list. Upload scan copy of self-attested KYC document. The system will allow upload facility for the file type jpg,gif,png,pdf. Maximum file Size is up to 300 KB

Step-3 – The status of KYC upload will be shown as pending until documents are approved by the employer.

Step-4- Once your employer approves the changes status will be changed as “Approved by employer”. You will also receive SMS for the change.

Frequently asked questions –

Is it mandatory to update this KYC details?

No, it is not mandatory to update this KYC details. However, these details can help you in processing your claim faster. Not only that you can get a regular update on SMS if KYC details are updated.

Can I upload the document directly online?

It is necessary to certify these document using self-attestation. So, before scanning Xerox copy of this documents you must do self-attestation. In case of passport and driving license expiry date is important.

How much Time will it take to change approval status?

After uploading your employer has to approve the KYC. Your employer needs digital signature in order to authorize your KYC. It will take approximately 48-72 hours to change the approval status in the system. The information shall be verified from appropriate authorities by the system.

How do I know that KYC uploaded by me is approved by the employer?

The status will be shown against uploaded KYC document on the same page. The system will also trigger SMS on your register mobile number.

For more information you can contact –
Helpdesk Number: 1800 118 005
Helpdesk Email Id: [email protected]

Conclusion –
The facility provided to update KYC on EPF UAN portal will bring multiple benefits to EPFO subscriber.

If you have not updated your details I recommend to update it now.

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  1. Tarak says:

    Dear Raviraj Parekh,

    Thanks for your valuable post.

    Is there any manual (offline) process to approve the KYC with an authorized letter from employer?
    My employer don’t have the digital signatures to approve KYC online.

    Please assist me in this regard.

    • Dear Tarak,

      As far as my knowedge goes offline process can be done by employer.

      You are requested to ask your employer.


    • suraj paul says:

      I dont know my pf account number but i know that my uan number

      • If you employer does not provide you a UAN, the first thing you have to do is to check whether EPFO has allotted a UAN number for you or not. You can check it by visiting the official website of EPFO ( On the website, you need to enter your existing PF number. The website will then display the status of your UAN. If your UAN is generated, you will receive a message saying that your UAN is allotted.

  2. Tarak says:

    Dear Raviraj Parekh,

    Is there any manual [offline] process to approve the KYC with an authorized letter from employer?
    (Self-attestation copies of documentary evidence [KYC] with attested by the employer, an authorized letter to approval of KYC issued by the employer, submitting at concerned EPFO.)

  3. Ritesh says:

    my employer is not providing me tge PF account no. But from epfo website i can see the deposit made by company and also the employees names. is there a way to find my PF acount no. ?

  4. Sam says:


    When I select the update option from the KYC menu, the dropdown doesn’t give option to update Bank Account Details. Is it because due to the same being uploaded by my employer.

  5. Sam says:

    Thanks Raviraj. My employer have uploaded my Bank Account Details as part of KYC Updation. However the IFSC Code pertaining to my A/C is showing incorrect code. Please let me know what needs to be done.

    • Dear Sam,

      In order to change/update IFSC code or bank account details you need to re verify details online using KYC.

      Login to your UAN account and go to KYC section. Select Update your Bank account detail from KYC menu.Type IFSC code along with Bank Account Number in respective boxes and then upload the scanned copy of cancelled cheque leaf which belongs to the mentioned Bank account number.

      Once this details are verified your IFSC code will be changed.

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