UIF Registration

How to Register for UIF as an Employer

Register for UIF. A UIF Reference Number is issued by the Department of Labour. An employer applies for registration. (Note that this is not the same UIF number allocated by SARS when an employer is registered for PAYE).

The UIF Reference Number is needed in order to submit monthly Employer declarations to the UIF. These submissions can also be submitted electronically.

There are 2 ways to register for UIF to get your UIF Reference Number

  1. Complete a UI-8 Form here https://www.labourguide.co.za/download-top/96-form-ui-8-application-for-registration-as-an-employer-businessesdoc and post it to the UIF OR hand it in at a UIF branch OR fax it. (There is no option to email it)
  2. Register online firstly with uFiling at https://www.ufiling.co.za/uif/ and then secondly register as a domestic or commercial employer.

Online UIF Registration Guide

Once you have registered for uFiling for online access, you will then need to register as a commercial or domestic employer to get your UIF Registration Number. The UIF number consists of 8 digits separated by a slash after the seventh digit “1234567/8. “

  1. Go to the menu on the left of the uFiling screen and select “Registrations/ register”

UIF Registration Page

2. Choose to register as a commercial employer or a domestic employer.

Then follow the prompts to complete all the fields.

UIF Commercial Employer
UIF Domestic Employer

3. UIF Registration Confirmation

Once the registration is complete, you should receive the following confirmation:

UIF Registration Confirmation Page

Next Steps

Let AstraFin assist you register with the UIF as an employer or manage your payroll as an outsourced function. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.

 17 May 2021


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