It is not possible to change/ modify/ edit an employee’s father’s name in EPF online; instead, to change your father’s name on the EPF portal, you must submit a PF joint declaration form to your regional PF office. Submit your employee PF joint declaration form in your PF office location.
It is currently the only option to correct the EPF portal’s inaccurate father name.
You can ask your employer to update your father’s name in the UAN portal if it hasn’t already been done; but, if your father’s name is wrong, you must use the PF joint declaration form to rectify it. So to change your father name visit your nearest EPF office in your city.
Note: To edit/change/modify/ UAN in EPF online will take 15-20 days.
How to Correct the Father’s Name on the PF Joint Declaration Form
EPF authorities may occasionally require that you submit a request letter in addition to the PF joint declaration form.
The format for requesting a change to your father’s name in your EPF account is as follows.
The EPF regional office,
EPF office address.
Sub: Request for father name correction.
My name is _________(your name), UAN : 100XX1234767, PF member id : GRVSP00780XX00000000123, working at __________(company name).
My father’s name has been wrongly mentioned in my PF account as Koduru Raghu, but his actual name is Koduru Raghuram.
Here I would like to request you to kindly correct my father’s name to Koduru Raghuram.
I shall be grateful to you in this regard.
How to Update Missing Father Name or Husband Name in EPF Account
Contact your current company to alter your father’s or husband’s name on their PF account; it’s a simple process that doesn’t require EPFO approval.
Step 1: Go to the PF site for your company.
Step 2: Go to the member option in the major menu and choose the member profile.
Step 3: Now type the UAN or PF number of the employee whose information you wish to change into the search box and hit enter.
Step 4: Now go to the missing details option and fill in the missing father’s/name, husband’s as well as any additional information.
Step 5: After you’ve updated the information, click Update Missing Information.
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Frequently Asked Question – FAQ
How long will it take to update the EPF account with the father’s name?
From the time you submit the joint declaration form to your PF office, it will take 20-30 days.
On the PF joint declaration form, whose signatures are required?
Employee signature (EPF member) and the signature of the business’s authorised person, i.e. the name of the person the company provided when registering for the EPF act.
What happens if I don’t update my PF account with my father’s name?
You’ll have issues with KYC, PF, and pension withdrawals, and most nominees will have issues in the event of an EPF member’s untimely death.
Is it possible to send a PF joint declaration form through courier to change my father’s name?
Yes, you can mail the joint declaration form to your regional PF office through courier.
Due to a name discrepancy between the father and the claimant, the PF claim was denied. What is the nature of this error?
If the names of your father in your PF account and bank account do not match, your PF claim will be refused for the reasons stated above. In this situation, you must update your PF account using your father’s name.
If your father’s name is incorrect on your bank account, you must rectify it by visiting your bank’s branch.
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