What is KYC

KYC is an acronym for “Know Your Customer”. is a general term for the process used for identification of a customer whenever he/she opens an account with a financial entity. KYC establishes an investor’s identity & address through relevant supporting documents such as prescribed photo id (e.g., PAN card) and address proof. In order to invest in any mutual fund, an investor needs to be KYC compliant. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has prescribed certain requirements under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 for Financial Institutions and Financial Intermediaries including Mutual Funds to know their Customers.

As per existing PMLA guidelines & SEBI regulations and thereafter issued from time to time, SEBI registered intermediaries like Mutual Funds are mandated to carry out appropriate due diligence of the customers by collecting prescribed officially valid documents, in-person verification, photograph and so on. While PAN is mandatory for investments from a specific period of time, those investors who have not provided PAN or not completed the relevant KYC process are now requested to update their PAN and complete the KYC process. This facility is provided to such investors to update their PAN in their respective folios where PAN is not available or Invalid PAN is available in their Folio.

No fresh investment be it a purchase, SIP registration or renewal will be accepted without the completion of the KYC formalities.

Non-updation of PAN and Non-completion of KYC requirements will lead to restriction of future financial transactions (including redemptions, switches and all types of systematic plans) and non-financial requests will not be processed if the unit holders have not updated PAN and completed KYC requirements.

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List of KYC documents

Before proceeding further, please keep the following documents

  • Fund Name + Folio No.
  • Self-attested PAN card copy images of First holder / all holders
  • In case of Minor Folio, PAN card copy of Guardian duly self-attested by Guardian should be made available for upload. For validation purpose, first holder Date of Birth or default Bank account number should be entered.
  • In case of HUF Folio, PAN card copy of HUF duly self-attested by Karta with HUF seal should be made available for upload
  • In case of Non-Individual investors (i.e. other than Individuals, NRIs), PAN card copy of concerned Non-Individuals duly self-attested by concerned authorized signatories should be made available for upload
  • Image file type should be in .pdf/.tif/.tiff/.png/.jpg/.jpeg with maximum file size is 1MB

Note: Updation of PAN in such folios will be subject to required validations and signature matching with our records. Line of confirmation will be sent post successful updation of PAN in the respective Folios.

All unitholders are required to update Permanent Account Number (PAN) and complete Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements.

To complete KYC verification please follow the below steps:

  • Individual: Please submit a CKYC Form at any of the Investor Service Centres of any Mutual Fund along with:
    • Proof of identity (PoI)
    • Proof of address (PoA)
    • NRI/PIO/OCI - Copy of passport/PIO Card/OCI Card and overseas Proof of Address
      To download KYC Form for Individuals, Click Here
  • Non-Individuals (Companies, Trusts, etc.) can use KYC Form for Non Individual
    Click Here
  • Copies of all documents & In-Person Verification (IPV) shall be attested by an authorized official of the Mutual Fund or its Registrar & Transfer Agent, your Distributor or Bank Manager. All documents shall be self-attested.

Please submit PAN details along with self-attested copy of PAN card and KYC documents to Investor Service Centres of Mirae Asset Mutual Fund or KFin Technologies Private Limited.

Should you require any information or assistance, please get in touch with any of the ISCs of Mirae Asset Mutual Fund or KFin Technologies Private Limited or you may send an email at . Alternatively, you can also contact us at 1800-2090-777

Update your PAN details:

If you wish to update PAN details and KYC status through online, please update now by Click Here

Once the address is updated in the centralised KRA records, it will automatically get updated across all mutual funds where you have folios. Only then any transactions can be done by the PAN verified holder

Check your KYC Status:

If you wish to check your KYC status online,Click Here


  1. KYC is applicable for which type of transactions?
  2. Effective January 01, 2011 KYC compliance was made mandatory for all categories of investors irrespective of the amount invested for the following transactions:

    • New / Additional Purchases.
    • Switch Transactions.
    • New SIP/MICRO SIP Registrations received from effective date.
    • New STP Registrations received from effective date.
    • New DTP Registrations received from effective date.

    KYC norms are applicable on a prospective basis. For existing SIP / STP / DTP registrations (and similar facilities), KYC norms as applicable on the date of acceptance of the request are applicable, unless specifically mentioned.

  3. Where and how does one get to be KYC compliant? Does the investor have to repeat the KYC process with every Mutual Fund?
  4. The Mutual Fund Industry has appointed CDSL Ventures Limited (“CDSL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Central Depository Services (India) Limited, to carry out the KYC compliance procedure. CVL through its Points of Service (POS) will accept KYC Application Forms, verify documents and provide the KYC Acknowledgement (across the counter on a best effort basis). The list of PoS will be displayed on the websites of Mutual Funds, CDSL and AMFI. Once the KYC is duly completed in all repects, the investor needs to produce a copy of the acknowledgement to the fund where the investor desires to invest. There is no need to repeat the KYC individually for each mutual fund.

  5. From what date is it mandatory for an investor to be KYC compliant?
  6. With effect from 01 February 2008, any investor investing Rs. 50,000 and above was required to be KYC compliant. However, with effect from January 01, 2011, KYC compliance is mandatory for all categories of investors irrespective of the amount invested.

  7. Who is required to be KYC compliant?
  8. Currently, all investors (Individuals or Non Individuals) who wish to make an investment, irrespective of any amount will required to be KYC Compliant.

    Please find the list of personnel who are required to be KYC compliant:

    Joint Holders: Joint holders (including first, second and third if any, are required) to be individually KYC compliant before they can invest with any Mutual Fund.. e.g. in case of three joint holders, all holders need to be KYC compliant and copies of each holder’s KYC Acknowledgement must be attached to the investment application form with any Mutual Fund.

    Minors:In case of investments in respect of a Minor, the guardian should be KYC compliant and attach their KYC Acknowledgement while investing in the name of the minor. The Minor, upon attaining majority, should immediately be KYC compliant and intimate the concerned Mutual Fund(s), in order to be able to transact further in his/her own capacity.

    Power of Attorney (PoA) Holder: Investors desirous of investing through a PoA must note that the KYC compliance requirements are mandatory for both the PoA issuer (i.e. Investor) and the attorney (i.e. the holder of PoA), both of whom should be KYC compliant in their independent capacity and attach their respective KYC acknowledgements while investing.

    Financiers will have to be KYC compliant at the time of Lien Marking.

    For transmission (In case of death of the unit holder): If the deceased is the sole applicant, the claimant should submit his/her KYC Acknowledgement along with the other relevant documents to effect the transmission in his/her favour.

  9. How does an investor transact in Mutual Funds after completing KYC process?
  10. Investors must attach their KYC Acknowledgement along with the Investment Application Form(s) / Transaction Slip(s) while investing for the first time in every folio. Applications Forms / Transaction Slips not accompanied by KYC Acknowledgement are liable to be rejected by the Mutual Funds.

  11. What happens if I have multiple folios with a Mutual Fund?
  12. You can inform the Mutual Fund to update the KYC Acknowledgement against all the folios/accounts you have with it. However, each of the holders in these folios / accounts should be KYC Compliant.

  13. What happens if I have multiple folios with a Mutual Fund?
  14. You can inform the Mutual Fund to update the KYC Acknowledgement against all the folios/accounts you have with it. However, each of the holders in these folios / accounts should be KYC Compliant.

  15. Is there a fee I need to pay to be KYC compliant?
  16. Currently, KYC is being done free of cost.

  17. How does an Non Resident Indian (NRI) / Person of Origin (PIO) get KYC Compliant?
  18. The soft copy of these KYC forms will be made available on the website of all Mutual Funds, AMFI and Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL). You may also approach your distributor for a form. The same duly completed along with the necessary attested documents can be submitted at the PoS or mailed to your representative or Distributor who can complete the KYC formalities for you. Yes. In addition to the certified true copy of the passport, certified true copy of the overseas address and permanent address will also be required. If any of the documents (including attestations/ certifications) towards proof of identity or address is in a foreign language, they have to be translated to English for submission. The documents can be attested, by the Consulate office or overseas branches of scheduled commercial banks registered in India. The requirements applicable to an NRI will also apply to a PIO. However, additionally, he will need to submit a certified true copy of the PIO Card.

  19. How can investment be done in the name of minor?
  20. In case of investments in respect of a minor, the Parent/Legal Guardian who opens the account on for the minor needs to complete the KYC process.

  21. What is the procedure for Minor becoming Major?
  22. Upon a Minor attaining the age of majority (i.e. on completing 18 years of age), he/she must be KYC Compliant and have KYC Acknowledgement of their own. The same should be informed to the Mutual Fund where he/she holds an investment, along with other details such as the Bank Details, Signature, etc as per the present requirements of such Mutual Fund.

  23. What about a Power of Attorney (POA) holder?
  24. To be able to make investments in mutual funds under a POA, the Client i.e. the issuer of Power of Attorney as well as the Constituted Attorney (i.e., the POA holder) have to complete the KYC process in their individual capacity

  25. Whom should I inform about change in name/address/ status/ signature etc?
  26. You should intimate your change of name / address / status /signature etc. to any convenient PoS. You need to quote / submit a copy of your KYC Acknowledgement, and proof (in case of new address). You should provide for at least 7 days for the change of address to take effect with all the Mutual Funds with whom you are invested. Please note that you should not write to the Mutual Fund or its Registrar for the change of address (unless as a designated PoS). The specified form can be obtained from the AMFI/Mutual Fund website. All details of the holders in the Mutual Fund records will be replaced by the address details available in the CVL record.

  27. What about a legal heir or nominee, applying for transmission of units/proceeds thereof upon death of a sole unit holder / all joint holder?
  28. For transmission of units or settlement of proceeds thereof upon death of a sole unit holder or all joint holders, the claimant, i.e., the nominee or the legal heir or the Executor to the Will of the deceased unit holder, as the case be, needs to complete the KYC process in her/his individual capacity in order to get the securities/units transmitted in his/her folio/account.

  29. Can an investor give change of address request along with redemption request?
  30. The redemption transaction accompanied by a KYC Acknowledgement form is likely to be processed without effecting the change of address request.

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