It is mandatory to update your KYC information for EPF. You can update your KYC online via UAN EPFO portal. To update or change your KYC (Know your customer) detail on UAN EPFO portal, you require UAN (Universal Account Number) credential. You need to login to EPFO UAN portal and update your KYC information by inputting required information.
The KYC information includes 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 offers following benefits.
- If your KYC EPF UAN is completed you will not face any delay during transfer or withdrawal of EPF money.
- Online EPF withdrawal is not allowed if KYC information are not seeded with UAN.
- If bank account details are not updated your claim may get rejected.
- The EPF member without updated information will not get any SMS alert.
- If PAN card detail is not updated TDS will be charged at higher rate on withdrawal.
Under KYC section on UAN portal you can update following information –
- Bank Account Number
- Driving License
- Election Card
- Ration Card
- National Population Register
Note – Updating all information is not mandatory. You should update bank account number, PAN and Aadhaar on UAN Portal.
How to update KYC for EPF UAN Online?
Updating KYC on UAN portal is very simple. Follow the steps given below to update the details.
Login to EPFO UAN portal – https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ using UAN credential. In the Manage tab, you will find menu ‘KYC’ and Contact detail.
Select the KYC information you wish to update from the list.
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.
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 in the “Pending KYC Section”. The status of KYC will be shown as pending until details are approved by the employer.
In case your KYC details are not correctly entered you can press button given below “Delete” column. This will delete submitted KYC information.
Once your employer approves the changes status will be changed as “Approved by employer”. You will also receive SMS for the change.
The details will be shown as verified in front of the document.
Apart from KYC you can also modify your contact details on the portal. In order to do so, please go to “Manage>>Contact Details” from the menu. You will be able to change your registered mobile number and e-mail address.
For the verification OTP will be sent of registered mobile number. The details will not get changed immediately.
Frequently asked questions – KYC EPF UAN
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.
What to do if my employer is not approving KYC?
Usually employer will approve KYC details on the portal. In case your employer is not doing so you can directly approach administration or HR department with request. If it is taking more time you can escalate it to higher authority in the organization.
If no one is responding to your request you can approach EPF Grievance via http://epfigms.gov.in
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.