EPFO: What is KYC? Here is how you can seed KYC details with UAN - Step-by-step guide
Know your Customer or KYC is a one-time process which helps in identity verification of subscribers through linking of UAN with KYC details.
UAN is 12-digit number provided to each member of Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The UAN acts as an umbrella for the multiple Member IDs allotted to an individual.
As per the information provided by EPFO, UAN duly seeded with KYC detail, enables the member to avail various online services directly without intervention of the employer.
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What is KYC?
KYC stands for Know your Customer and is a one-time process which helps in identity verification of subscribers through linking of UAN with KYC details. The Employees / Employers need to provide KYC details like Aadhaar, PAN, Bank etc. for unique identification of the employees enabling seamless online services.
How to seed KYC details with UAN?
Have you seeded your KYC details with UAN? If not then you can check the simple and easy steps to do so provided below:
Step 1: Login to your EPF account at the unified member portal.
Step 2: Click on the “KYC” option in the “Manage” section.
Step 3: You can select the details (PAN, Bank Account, Aadhar etc.) which you want to link with UAN.
Step 4: Fill in the requisite fields.
Step 5: Now click on the “Save” option.
Step 6: Your request will be displayed in “KYC Pending for Approval”.
Step 7: Once your employer approves the details the message will be changed to “Digitally approved by the employer”.
Step 8: Once UIDAI confirms your details, “Verified by UIDAI” is displayed against your Aadhaar.
How will you know that KYC updated has been approved by the employer?
As per the information provided by the EPFO, as your employer will approve the request 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 one can go to the official website of the EPFO at https://www.epfindia.gov.in.
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