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 Manage tab, you will find menu ‘KYC’ and Contact detail.


Step -2 – Select the KYC information you wish to update from the list.

Step-3 – Once you select system will allow you to enter document number and name as per Document. If you are updating bank account you need to also provide IFSC code. For Driving license and Passport entering expiry date is mandatory.You will be able to update Bank Account Number, PAN, Aadhaar, Passport, Driving License number etc. PAN, Bank Details and Aadhaar is mandatory for KYC.

Step-4 – Once you complete entering data press save button. You will be able to see message KYC Data Update completed successfully.

If there is no error you will be able to see “KYC Pending for Approval” with details of modification. The status of KYC will be shown as pending until details are approved by the employer.

EPF KYC Pending Approval

In case your KYC details are not correctly entered you can press button given below “Delete” column. This will delete submitted KYC information.

Step-5 -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?

You can not upload any document. You just need to enter document number and Name as per document while updating KYC. If you are updating passport and driving license expiry date is very important. You must enter the correct date.

Also Read – How to Check EPF Balance via SMS EPFOHO

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 updated by me is approved by the employer?

The status will be shown against updated 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:

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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Article by Raviraj

Raviraj is the man behind He is graduate in finance, engaged in blogging since 7 years. Moneyexcel blog is ranked as one of the Top 10 Personal Finance Blog in India. He is not affiliated with any financial product, service provider, agent or broker. The purpose of this blog is to spread financial awareness and help people in achieving excellence for money. Please note that the views expressed on this Blog/Comments are clarifications meant for reference and guidance of the readers to explore further on the topics. These should not be construed as investment advice or legal opinion.

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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.

    • Raviraj Parekh says:

      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

      • Raviraj Parekh says:

        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.

    • RANJAN says:


      • Hi Rajan,

        You have no option but to wait. It will take time to update/approve KYC.

        • RIKESH SINGH says:

          Dear sir ,

          I would like to say i am try to update my KYC in epfo account unable to update due to my all kyc wrong showing in epfo and also privies company has to put up the wrong information after leaving my job can you advise me how i can get in tough with my epfo and as well withdrawal.

          • Dear Rikesh,

            You need to get KYC updated in EPFO account. This can be done only with help of your employer.If you have left the company you are requested to contact EPFO office with all KYC data and proof for correction.

  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. ?

    • Raviraj Parekh says:

      Dear Ritesh,

      It is very difficult to find PF number if it is not given y employer.However, you can check your payslip PF account number might be placed on it.

  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.

    • Raviraj Parekh says:

      Dear Sam,

      Under Select your KYC menu you will get option Bank Account Number/IFSC. If that option is not visible you are requested to contact UAN Helpdesk.

    • Anju says:

      Hi, You may not see option to update bank details if you are accessing this site in your mobile. It is better that you access this site on a PC.

  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.

    • Raviraj Parekh says:

      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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