[ecis2016.org] Having your EPFO KYC updated is necessary, to make any EPF claims and update EPF nominations.
EPFO KYC update is necessary, to make any EPF claims and update EPF nominations. PF account holders with activated UAN can upload and update their EPFO KYC details online. After the KYC update, you will receive notifications from the EPFO about all PF account-related updates. This guide will help you in the process of updating your KYC on the EPFO portal.
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What is EPFO KYC?
KYC is the short form for ‘know your customer’ or ‘know your client’. KYC is done for identity, address and document verification. During a KYC drive, you would have to provide documentary proof to establish your name, mobile number, address and banking details.
EPFO KYC details include:
- Bank name
- Bank branch
- Bank IFSC code
- PAN card
- PAN number
- Aadhaar card
- Aadhaar number
- Ration card
- Ration card number
- Voter ID card
- Voter ID card number
- Driving licence
- Driving licence number
- Withdrawal claim
- Transfer of account
- EPFO nomination
EPFO KYC: Step-wise process
Step 1: Visit the EPFO unified portal. Log in using your UAN, password and captcha code.
Step 2: After logging in, your basic details will appear on the screen.
Step 3: To update your EPFO KYC, click on ‘Manage’ at the top of the page. Click on the ‘KYC’ option.
Step 4: The next page will display a list of documents.
Step 5: Click on the document type that you want to update.
Step 6: Once you update the details, your employer will receive a notification for approval. Till the approval is pending, the status will show as ‘KYC Pending for Approval’. Once approved, the status will change to ‘Currently Active KYC’.
EPFO portal contact details
Call on the toll-free number – 1800 118 005 – in case of queries about the EPFO portal. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org for any technical assistance.
How to know if your EPFO KYC is already updated?
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Step 1: Log into the EPFO unified portal.
Step 2: Click on ‘View’.
Step 3: Click on ‘UAN card’.
Step 4: Your UAN card will reflect the status of KYC as ‘Yes’ (updated) or ‘No’ (needs to be updated).
IS UAN necessary for EPFO eKYC?
Yes, UAN is necessary for EPFO eKYC.
Do I have to visit any EPFO branch for KYC update?
No, this can be done by logging into the EPFO unified portal. However, your UAN must be activated.
Is it mandatory to update EPFO KYC?
Yes, it is mandatory to update your KYC on the EPFO portal. Doing so will help you make status claims faster and update your EPFO nomination details. If KYC is not complete, these two tasks can’t be completed.
For EPFO KYC, do I have to upload relevant documents?
No, you only have to mention the document number during EPFO eKYC.
How long does EPFO KYC take?
Once your employer approves your upload, it may take up to seven working days for the eKYC to be updated.
How will I get to know that my EPFO KYC is updated?
You will receive an SMS, informing you about your EPFO KYC update. On the unified portal, your request will show under the ‘Currently Active KYC’ option under the ‘Manage/KYC’ category.
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