Unlocking Mutual Fund Investments: Navigating SEBI’s New KYC Norms

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Unlocking Mutual Fund Investments: Navigating SEBI’s New KYC Norms

New KYC Regulations for Investors in Mutual Funds

It’s important to pay attention if you own mutual funds but haven’t updated your KYC with Aadhaar. Investors in mutual funds who haven’t connected their investments to Aadhaar may encounter some difficulties beginning in the fiscal year 2024–2025.

What Is Modifying?

New KYC requirements for investors in mutual funds have been released by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). These guidelines became operative on April 1. Now, in order to continue participating in mutual funds without any issues, investors must guarantee their KYC compliance through Aadhaar.

What’s the big deal?

Before, investors could obtain KYC through other documents such as utility bills or bank records. However, as Aadhaar becomes more widely used, SEBI is advocating for its need in the mutual fund KYC procedure.

Actions You Must Take

It is imperative that you verify your KYC status with KYC Registration Agencies (KRAs) such as CAMS, Karvy, CVL, or NDML to prevent any disruptions to your mutual fund investments.

Verifying Your Status with KYC

  1. Log In: Go to any KRA website.
  2. Check Status: Check the status of your KYC. It can say “validated,” “on hold,” or “registered/verified.”
  3. Next Steps: – You must repeat the KYC procedure using Aadhaar or other legally recognized documents (OVDs) if your first KYC was put on hold.
  • You can proceed if it has been validated or registered.
  • assuming verified, assuming you completed the Aadhaar KYC, you’re good to go.

A Harder Road: For NRIs

For Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), the new standards present difficulties. Many NRIs do not have an Indian mobile number, which is sometimes required for Aadhaar authentication. They have difficulties upgrading their KYC status as a result of this.

Officially Acceptable KYC Documents

To complete your KYC, you can use the following documents:

  • Aadhaar
  • Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Voter Identity Card
  • Job card issued by NREGA
  • Letter issued by the National Population Register
  • Any other document notified by the central government.


SEBI’s new KYC norms bring Aadhaar into the forefront for mutual fund investors. Make sure your KYC is up to date to continue investing smoothly. For NRIs, navigating these changes might be a bit trickier due to the Aadhaar authentication process. Ensure you have the necessary documents handy to avoid any disruptions in your mutual fund journey.

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