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.

epf KYC

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

Step-3 – Update the detail on portal.The status of KYC will be shown as pending until details 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:

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. Rahul Rathour says:

    I want to know that is it mandatory that kyc detail will be approve by the employer and then we will withdraw a pf amount through online please reply me

  2. Aswini Panigrahi says:

    Dear Raviraj,
    I quit my job few months before, But now I want to withdraw my fund available in my PF. I gave my AADHAAR details for KYC updations several days before in UAN portal/UAN Account.Now, AADHAAR KYC status is still pending in my, what should I do?

    • Raviraj Parekh says:

      Dear Aswini,

      Kindly get in touch with your employer for approval of KYC detail. Once your KYC is approved you can withdraw PF online.

  3. Guduru Bhagath Reddy says:

    Still not approve the Kyc,

    So please give Further information..

  4. Read says:

    Hi All,

    I have sent all required documents to my employer however they are still delaying in updating KYC.
    Can I go to EPF office and give my documents?
    Will my employer has control to release EPF amount in case of KYC not done?
    Do I have any email address where I can send my documents for KYC?
    Will my employer create problem when i leave company?


    • Raviraj Parekh says:

      Hello Sir,

      Without KYC you can not withdraw EPF. Your employer has not control to release your EPF. However, as they are delaying KYC, you can contact EPF office with all KYC documents.


  5. Suyash says:

    Hi sir…I have updated my kyc information on the portal.
    But it’s is not approved by the employer end even after I have followed up many time. Is their any other process to update the kyc information without employers signature as I left the job and they are not listening to me.

    • Dear Suyash,

      I think they(previous employer) is not willing to approve your KYC. I think you need to contact EPF helpdesk or EPF Grievances cell for settlement.

    • Shameer says:


      Can you tell me the process, how you uploaded the kyc on portal?

      I have been uploading my KYC by log-in to my UAN from site “” but it is not allowing me to upload.. Showing some error..

      Please explain me the process.. Thanks in advance..

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