It is important that your Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) account is KYC compliant. If the EPF account is not KYC compliant, then you will not be able to avail various services online on the Employees Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) Member e-Sewa Portal. Some of these services include filing withdrawal claim, transfer of account, making nomination etc.
If your EPF account is not KYC compliant, then the EPFO can reject the service request raised by you and ask you to first make your account KYC compliant.
Here’s how you can check and complete the KYC process for your EPF account.
Checking KYC compliance in EPF account
There are three ways to check if your EPF account is KYC compliant. The first way is by checking your UAN card. UAN stands for Universal Account Number.
A. KYC Status via UAN card
Step 1: Log in to your account on the Member e-Sewa Portal.
Step 2: Select ‘UAN card’ tab under the ‘View’ tab.
If the KYC in your EPF account is completed, then the UAN card will show ‘Yes’ in front of KYC information row.
B. Documents that are approved under KYC tab
Another way to check if your EPF account is KYC compliant is by checking the documents that are approved and verified in the EPFO records. This can be checked in the ‘KYC’ option under the ‘Manage’ tab on the Member e-Sewa Portal. The EPF account holder can check the documents under the ‘Digitally Approved KYC’ tab.
The tab will show the list of documents that are approved and verified. For instance, for any online claim submission Aadhaar is mandatory. Therefore, one must ensure that Aadhaar is mentioned and verified in the list of documents. Similarly, bank account and IFSC details shown in the documents must be correct for timely credit of the EPF funds.
C. By checking on EPF India website
The third way to check if EPF account is KYC compliant is by visiting this website: https://iwu.epfindia.gov.in/eKYC/. Here, click on ‘Track EKYC’ option. After this, you will be asked to enter your UAN and captcha code.
If your account is KYC compliant, then the following message will appear on your computer screen: “Dear Member, Your Aadhaar Details XXXX XXXX against UAN XXXX XXXX has successfully been verified. Online EPFO services linked with Aadhaar can be availed.”
However, if the KYC is not completed in your EPF account, then you will have to complete the KYC process.
How to complete the KYC process
Step 1: Visit https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/
Step 2: Select ‘KYC’ option under the ‘Manage’ tab……….Read More>>