e-Nomination facility in EPF accounts – Update your Nominee online?

POSTED BY Anuradha Singh ON June 28, 2020 COMMENTS (12)

Almost all the salaried employees have an EPF account. For many years and sometimes for decades, the money gets added to this EPF account and we all feel great about it.

However, we do not pay attention to a small thing which can lead to a big problem. And that is not having the right nominee in the EPF (and all the other products)

If you do not have any nominee name mentioned in EPF or if you have a wrong person name in EPF, it’s going to be a big mess while claiming the money in future in case something happens to you. Your family will have run from post to pillars to claim back the money.

e-nomination facility to update nominee details in EPF accounts totally online

A lot of people have made nominations in their EPF long back when they were unmarried and mostly put their parents name into it. However later they get married and have kids and many a times even parents are not there now.

In such a case, it’s critical and high time that you update your nominations in EPF.

The great part is that now it can be done ONLINE.

e-Nomination facility in EPF

Last year, EPFO came up with e-nomination facility in the EPF accounts. Now this e-Nomination facility can be availed by you, if you have your mobile number linked with an active UAN and the adhaar verification is also complete. This makes sure that the whole process is secure and no frauds are there!

Let’s see how you can update nominee online in your EPF account.

Step #1 – Login to EPFO site with your UAN number

The first step is to go to EPFO website where you can enter your UAN number and password. The UAN website has changed quite a lot of times, so you might have to find out what is the exact website url, but at this moment this is the web link

This is how the window will look


Step #2 – Go to “Profile” and click on “Edit Nomination”

Then you need to go to “profile” section and click on “Edit Nominations”

Click on Profile and then click on Edit Nomination

Step #3 – Nomination Screen will Appear

On the next page, go to nomination form and you will see the screen as shown below. You will see some of the following fields which will get auto-populated from the database and these can’t be edited.

  • UAN
  • Member ID
  • Establishment ID
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Father/ Spouse Name
  • Relationship
  • Date of Joining
  • Gender
  • Marital Status

The two things which you can edit are

  • Permanent Address
  • Present Address

If the present address is the same as a permanent address, a copy of the permanent address into the present address is to be enabled. These details can be updated by clicking the “UPDATE” button.

update address

Step #4 – Enter nominee details and other family members data

This is the next page and the main one. Here you can update your nominee’s names and other details, along with the names of family members who will be eligible to get any kind of pension after you.

If you have given any names in past, these names will already appear there. You can update/change those if you wish to. Check the screenshots below

You can edit or even delete any family member details

You can nominate family members from the details mentioned about family

Important points

  • For the capture of Nomination details, against each nominee, one KYC detail is to be provided by the member.
  • The total share for all PF / EDLI Nominees should add to 100%.
  • Entry into Pension Nominee Details is allowed to be filled only in case member does not have any family.

Step #5 – Generate PDF

  • After you update all details, the next screen will appear where you can put a check-mark on “Nomination declaration” and click on “Generate PDF” button.
  • After checking the generated PDF, click on “Submit to Employer for Approval” button. Now the online nomination form is submitted in the system to the employer for his approval or rejection.
  • You will have to take a printout of the PDF file generated and submit it to the employer after signing it.

Generate pdf, submit to the employer and wait back and see if he approve or rejects it

Change of Mobile, Email id and KYC information

Apart from the nomination details, you can also change details like your mobile number, your email id and other KYC details.

I hope this information was useful for you, just don’t read this article, but also act and update your nominee name in EPF account using this e-nomination facility

This was all that I wanted to share in this article. I hope I have made the process easy for you guys. Kindly post your queries in the comments section and also update us if you did the process?

12 replies on this article “e-Nomination facility in EPF accounts – Update your Nominee online?”

  1. Srinath.P says:

    how edit E-nomination

  2. VENKATRAMAN K says:

    If employer was closed their company. what next

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Then you can change the nominee using the hard copy form!



    Sir, After clicking on e-nomination screen appears with profile details and nomination history. But how can i add nominee, there is no option found. Please help.

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Can you send me the screenshot?

    2. Tito says:

      I am having the same problem. Is the issue resolved ???

  4. Ramprasad says:

    Nomination is to be e-signed by member. No need to submit to employer. It can be downloaded after e-signing. In case a nominee is a minor, a guardian is to be named

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      Thanks for your comment Ramprasad .. Please keep sharing your views like this..


  5. Mahipal says:

    Error pi attributes information getting after enter virtual I’d unable to proceed which browser is good

  6. mvsiva says:

    My family consists of my wife and 2 minor sons. What is the best way to split the nomination percentage?

    1. Jagoinvestor says:

      I cant decide that actually. Its truly about your life and how you want to allocate. But I think the simplest no brainer is equal proportion!

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