How To Add A New Employee On UIF uFiling

You can add an employee as a new contributor using the uFiling system on To activate the new employee you need to have the following documents and information available:

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  1. Your valid 13 Digit South African ID number
  2. Your e-mail address where all correspondence will be emailed
  3. Cell phone number mandatory

Employers are every month, by not later than the 7th of the month, required to furnish the UIF with details of all their employees as defined by the Unemployment Insurance Act 63, 2001, which excludes non-natural persons and independent contractors. T

How To Add A New Employee On UIF uFiling System

  1. Open
  2. Log into your uFiling account.
  3. Click on “Registrations”. This will trigger a dropdown menu. Then click on “add”.
  4. Enter your “UIF Reference Number” and click on “Add”.
  5. Check if the “Employer Details” are correct. If they are correct, click on “Add Employer”.

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, 2001.

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