How to Apply Online? – Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) 2021

uFiling is a free online service which completely replaces the manual declaration of monthly UIF returns
and contributions. Employers (Commercial and Domestic), Agents or Tax Practitioners can easily use
uFiling to declare and pay UIF contributions online, view all previous declarations and contributions
made, and receive notifications about future declarations.
Employers are required to provide the UIF with details of all their employees every month, by not later
than the 7th of every month, as defined by the Unemployment Insurance Act 63, 2001, which excludes
non-natural persons and independent contractors. These details are added to the UIF Employee
Database in order to maintain a record of each employee’s employment history, which will form the
basis for the payment of benefits in terms of section 57 (2) of the Unemployment Insurance Act 63,


1: uFiling Registration Process
In order to use the uFiling website and services, you need to complete a registration process to obtain
your own unique login name and password.

Step 1
Open a browser and go to to access the home page. Click on “REGISTER” in the top
right-hand corner to review the terms and conditions for use of the Unemployment Insurance Fund
portal. You need to accept the terms and conditions and then click on “Continue” to proceed.

Step 2
Complete all the required information and click on “Register”. This will send the captured data to the
UIF for verification.


Step 3
When you receive the activation message via your preferred method of contact, click on the link
provided to activate your account.

Step 4
Use the username and temporary password provided in the email or SMS to log in to your new uFiling

Step 5
After your first login, the system will prompt you to change your password.

Step 6
For security reasons, you will then have to complete a vetting process by confirming demographic
information about yourself, which will be compared to the data available to the Department of Labour.

If any of the questions are answered incorrectly, a message will appear to indicate that you failed the
vetting process. Please contact uFiling Support through the “UIF Services Support”

Step 7
Once you successfully completed vetting, you will be directed to a page where you can update your
personal details before you can proceed to the uFiling website.

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