As of now, EPFO has made it necessary to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account. If you have not linked your Aadhaar card to EPF account yet, then here is the procedure for you to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account via both online and offline mode. Earlier provident fund members and pensioner can do this task via only online mode but various people were facing problem in this. Then considering the complaints of pensioners and provident fund members, EPFO has now offered the method to link your Aadhaar card to EPF method as well.
Why you should link your Aadhaar card to EPF account?
If you link your Aadhaar card to EPF account then your EPF account will have your consistent and updated information so that at the time of EPF withdrawal, you will not face any hassle as the account will get verified with your Aadhaar card details.
If you link your Aadhaar card to EPF account then lower are the chances of duplicate accounts.
You don’t need to attach more documents as Aadhaar card is considered as one of the most important identity document which contains all your basic details as well as biometric details such that no verification will be needed.
These are the various reasons from here you can conclude that it is always a great idea to link your Aadhaar card to your EPF account.
If you are looking for the procedure to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account then have a look at the below-given procedure for this.
How to link your Aadhaar card to EPF online?
As of now, you have understood that it is really very beneficial to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account. So, here is the procedure for this.
Step no. 1: Visit this websitehttps://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/. You need to enter UAN and password for login.
Step no. 2: After login, click on the “manage” tab. After clicking on “manage” tab, a drop-down list will appear containing two options. From here, you need to click on the KYC button. See the image for the reference.
Step no. 3: After clicking on KYC button, you will be redirected to a new screen. In this screen, EPFO will provide a number of options to update such as PAN details, Aadhaar card details, Driving license, NPR, ration card and many more.
From here, you have to select the button of Aadhaar details to link Aadhaar card with your EPF account. Here you need to enter the Aadhaar card details in the required fields such as Aadhaar card number and the name as in the Aadhaar card. See the image for reference.
Most of the people face a problem of a mismatch here, if you are one of them then you need to contact the employer or you can also visit the branch and can look for the offline method to link your Aadhaar card with EPF offline.
Step no. 4: After saving the information, you can see it in pending KYC status. For approval, it will take 15 days and then the status will change to Approved KYC. Check the image to see how it will look like.
Hence the process of linking your Aadhaar card to EPF account completes.
If you are the one who is facing problem in linking your Aadhaar card to EPF online then have a look at the procedure to do the task via the offline method.
What is the procedure to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account offline?
Various provident fund members and pensioners are facing problems in the online linking process, if you are one of them then you should look for the offline procedure to link your Aadhaar card to EPF offline. As of now, EPFO has also launched the offline method to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account.
Step no. 1: Take “Aadhaar seeding form”, fill the “Aadhaar seeding form” by entering all the details.
Step no. 2: In this form, you have to enter the details such as UAN and Aadhaar card number. make sure that all the information you provide is correct.
Step no. 3: After filling the form completely, attach copies of documents such as Aadhaar, UAN, and PAN with the application form. You need to self-attest all the required documentation you will attach with your Aadhaar seeding form.
Step no. 4: After completing the above-mentioned procedure, it is the time to visit the CSC and EPFO offices.
Step no. 5: Submit all the documents at the executive at the EPFO and CSC outlet.
Step no. 6: At this time, the verification of all the documents will be done. After the verification process, your Aadhaar card to EPF linking process completes.
Step no. 7: You will receive a confirmation message of linking Aadhaar card to EPF completes. Once the process, you will receive a successful message to your registered mobile number.
This is the process to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account offline and online. Use any method as per your preference to link your Aadhaar card to EPF account.