EPF account name correction or father name correction is now going live, Check EPFO allowed process to update father name in UAN and necessary instructions to follow…
Employee Provident Fund is one of the essential services which all the employees of Indian are provided with in order for them to reach their retirement with saving money that they can use as part of their retirement plan.
If you are someone who already has an EPFO account then you might understand that it is crucial for all the information to be present on the account to be accurate.
One of the key and essential reasons why not just your name but also your family name like father name on your PF account is important because you might make someone your joint declaration for the account or else you may need to provide name validation and proof for the account while the time of EPF withdrawal for your amount.
Joint Declaration Form for Father’s Name Change in PF UAN
The prescribed form to submit for correction or to update father name in the EPF account is the Joint declaration form, and in order to change your father’s name on your UAN you need to provide a joint declaration from both you and your employer, So follow the instructions below that will explain the process.
Edit or Add Father Name in UAN Online
Since you are the UAN account holder, you need to first update the correct name changes for your father’s name, and at present, the facility does not available online, so you must have to submit Joint Declaration Form to your EPF servicing office to get approved through your employer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it required to have a father’s name for the nominee in the PF account?
Yes, it is essential for any employee who wants to create a joint declaration on their employee provident fund account, and it is so because in case if they are not able to withdraw the amount then the father who is the next nominee can withdraw in the employee’s stead, but to ensure that this process is carried out properly the father’s name on your PF account should match the correct name on his proofs.
What if my employer does not approve the Joint Declaration for the father’s name change?
In case if the employer does not approve your request then you can directly write to the UAN support email address and ask their team to approve your request for your father’s name change while providing them with your father’s PAN card for easy approval.