How to change name after marriage in EPFO?

Change Name After Marriage in Epfo: Many women in India change their name/ surname due to marriage and put the name of their husband. Changing the name must be corrected in the concerned EPF account, too, by getting the employer’s approval. There is a step-by-step procedure for name change in the EPF account. 

It happens many times that the name or the date of birth and other such details in the EPF account need to be corrected. The details don’t match the details on the Aadhaar card. 

If these mistakes are not corrected, then it can cause complications in the future and cause unnecessary struggles during EPF amount withdrawal.

It is essential that the details of the EPF account should be correct and should match the details with the Aadhaar card so that you don’t have to face any complications in the future.

There is both an online and offline process for the EPF name correction, which can be done through the EPF name correction form.

Download the EPF name correction form from the link we have provided to you below.


Documents Required to change name after marriage in EPFO

In order to successfully withdraw the EPF amount, you should have proper documents. The supporting documents must contain the following:-

  • A verified bank account statement
  • Two revenue stamps
  • Pan card 
  • Aadhaar card 
  • Voter ID card
  • A cancelled bank cheque
  • Marriage Certificate

Read More:- Name change in SDMC birth certificate


Online Process To Change name after marriage in EPFO

The online process for name change is simplified. You have to follow four steps to change your name on the EPF portal.

These steps are discussed below:-

Step 1- As a first step, you need to visit the EPFO portal and log in to your account using your password and your UAN.

Step 2- Secondly, click on the manage option, and then you have to click on the ‘ Modify basic details ‘ option provided in the drop-down menu.

Step 3- Then, enter the required details in the application form, according to the Aadhaar card and click on the option ‘update details.’

Step 4- After submitting the data, the information will be verified and approved by your employer. 

In order to change the name on the EPFO portal, the following documents need to be provided:-

  • An active universal account number is shortened to UAN.
  • Access to EPFO portal.
  • Aadhaar card number.
  • An online request would also be needed from your employer to the EPFO.

Offline Process to change name after marriage in EPFO

If your name is not matching with the name on your Aadhaar card, then you need to follow a procedure to get your name changed in the EPFO portal:-

The following documents are required for the name change in the EPF account:-

  • Driver’s license 
  • PAN card
  • Passport 
  • Voter ID
  • ESIC id card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Bank passbook or post office passbook 
  • Educational certificates 
  • Copy of electricity, phone, or water bill with your signature. 
  • The Registrar of Births and Deaths provides the certificate of birth and death.
  • Credentials 


  • Firstly, fill out the form with all the relevant details. 
  • Sign the form.
  • Get the signature and seal from the employer of your organization. 
  • Attach copies of the documents systematically.
  • The applicant will be processed to the Employee Provident Fund Office.
  • Send the request to the employer and EPFO. 
  • Make the required changes.

EPF Name Correction rules

In order to initiate the EPF name change, you need to follow specific steps:-

  • First, visit the UAN site online.
  • Next, enter the appropriate user ID and password to login into your EPF account. 
  • Select the ‘Modify’ area and click on the ‘ Modify basic details ‘ option.
  • A page will open, which will consist of the information stored on it and the opportunity to make changes.
  • On the ‘ Request change’ page, enter the correct name as appears on your aadhaar card. Double-check it to ensure it is correct. 
  • Click on the ‘update’ icon that appears over there.
  • A pop-up ‘ pending approval from employer’ would be displayed. 
  • Get the request approved by the employer. 
  • After the approval has been completed, the EPF office will amend your name within 1 month. 

How To Change The Name In EPF Due To Marriage?

Generally, girls change their names or surnames after marriage. The EPFO, which is The Employees’ Provident Fund, has the power to amend or update the name in case of mistakes.

They simplify the process of name change after marriage. 

After submitting all the required documents, do the needful as stated below:-

  • Open the UAN portal.
  • Sign in to your account by appropriately filling in the ID and password. 
  • Click on the ‘Manage’ option.
  • After this, select the ‘ Modify basic details ‘ option.
  • Enter the name/ surname you have to amend. Double-check it to ensure it’s correct. 
  • Lastly, click on the ‘update’ button.

Issues Caused By Errors In The EPF Details

If there are any mistakes in the EPF detail, then it can cause unnecessary complications and issues while withdrawing the EPS amount.

 At the time you file your claim for the EPF money withdrawals, the claim will be first approved and verified. Double-check the details given by you at the time of EPF registration.

  • If the case arises where your claim with the details is not matched, then your claim will not be approved, which will lead to the rejection of EPF money withdrawal and other complications in the future.
  •  The process would be complicated for you. First, you have to change your details or name in the EPFO portal through the steps which are already discussed above, and then you have to apply again for the EPF money-claiming procedure. This will result in a time-consuming and hectic task.
  •  For such reasons, errors in the EPF application can lead to the rejection or disapproval of the EPF withdrawal application.
  • Incorrect details filled in during the initial registration can lead to the rejection of the EPF amount withdrawal application. 
  • Correct nominee details must be provided in the application. If you forget to include the nominee details, then it can result in EPF application rejection and cause trouble in the future.
  • The correct date of joining must be mentioned in the application as it helps to calculate the correct amount of EPF pension and total months and years of EPF contribution.
  • Most women who get married change their name, surname to take up the name, surname of their husband. Even without marriage, people change their name or surname due to spelling mistakes, dissatisfaction with the name, remarriage, etc. If you change your name because of such reasons, then the same should be reflected in the EPF account. 

You have to follow specific steps in order to change your name legally, and you just need to change your name in your EPF account by filling out the form and submitting it to the Employees Provident Fund Organization, shortened as EPFO. 

You have to make needed corrections to avoid any complications in the future because any mistake can prevent you from getting your claim in EPF.


It is essential to have credentials and details according to an Aadhaar card because it can cause complications in the future, and any mismatch in the name wouldn’t allow you to receive the claim. Thus, preventing the EPF withdrawal. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1) What documents are needed to make name corrections in the EPF account?

The documents required to change the name in the EPF account are as follows-

  • Driver’s license 
  • PAN card
  • Passport 
  • Voter ID
  • ESIC id card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Bank passbook or post office passbook 
  • Educational certificates 
  • Copy of electricity, phone, or water bill with your signature. 
  • The certificate of birth and death is provided by the Registrar of Births and Deaths.

Q2) How to solve the problem of name mismatch in EPF account?

It is very crucial that the details and credentials of the EPF account are correct because any mistake can prevent you from receiving the claim, thus not allowing withdrawal. 

You need to update the details by going to the UAN portal and getting the approval of your employer. 

Q3) Why is my KYC rejected? I’m EPFO?

Your KYC in EPF might be rejected because your EPF account might not be KYC compliant.

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