UIF Application Form Download PDF (2024)

Getting the UIF is becoming more important than ever as there are so many people that will need this. The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) gives short-term relief to workers when they are unemployed or unable to work due to one problem or another other which could revolve around another sickness, adoption or parental leave.

UIF Application Form Download PDF

In the unfortunate event that you lose your job, your first call should be the claim from the unemployment insurance fund. All employees, as well as their employers, are responsible for contributions to the UIF and there might be some exceptions in this case which you can check out later on.

The first thing to do before getting the UIF is to register or download the application form online and fill it out, as there are several ways of registering for the UIF which can be done online, by telephone, by fax and by mail.  You will be asked to provide details which are very important and beneficial in helping you claim this fund.

Registering Online

If you wish to register online you should follow the following steps which are;

  • Getting your ID information ready which is very important and your address as well. All of this will prove your employment status and where you stay as it will help in able to identify you and know where you work.
  • You are to complete the online registration form. You should know that there are two employer registration forms, one is for employers of domestic workers while the other is for commercial employers.
  • These application forms are divided into different parts, one is the UI-8 and UI-19, UI-8D and UI-19 application forms respectively. You are to get the UI-8 and the UI-19 form for the registration of business employers or the UI-8D and UI-19 for domestic employers.
  • Filling out the application form should not take time as you can even fill it out and submit it via email and you will get the necessary response needed. Employers should complete the filling of the forms for both themselves and their workers. During the registration you will be asked for an employer reference number, as an employer if you do not have a reference number or if your workers do not have one, you do not have to worry as one will be generated and sent to you, so it is advisable you leave that part open for the main time till you are given one. Scroll down to the bottom of the form you will be asked for a signature you will also need to ignore that part.
  • After completing the filling of the application form and putting in all the necessary details, you are to email back the form. There are two ways in which this is possible if you are a domestic employer you will have to email the form to the UIF at webmasters@uif.gov.za while for those who are business employers you will have to email the form same email as well.

Registering Via Fax

The UIF is known to have various application methods and registering by fax is one of them. If employers want to register by fax then they will have to go through the following process;

  • The first thing to note before registering by fax is to know the category that you have fallen into. One of the major reasons is so that you will know the forms that you will need to pick. If you are a domestic employer or a business employer you would use separate forms to go about any of this and you will be able to get any of these sites from the department of labour or the depart of labour website.
  • The next step is to fill in the form, you are to fill in for your employees and provide the necessary details that are needed.
  • Once you are done with the form completion you are to fax it back to the UIF at 086 713 3000.

Registering Via Telephone

Registering UIF via telephone is quite easy as you will just need to follow certain instructions that are being given to you.

  • You are to get the necessary information be it from a business employer or a domestic employer, several things are needed and you will need to get them before even making the phone call.
  • You are to phone the UIF at (012) 337 1680 and you are required to follow the instructions so everything can run smoothly.

Registering Via Mail

Registering via mail requires you to know all the correct details that are needed before you begin the registration process.

  • Get the necessary form which is required of you. One thing you should have in mind is that the form of a domestic employer is different from that of a business employer.
  • Fill in all the necessary information, do not forget to leave out the space for the reference number if you do not have one and that for the signature as well.
  • Once you are done, you are to mail the form and a small fee will be required from you.
  • Mail the form to the UIF Pretoria 0052.

Registering at a Labour Centre

Another way to register the UIF is to do it in a labour centre, this can be fast and easy for you but you will need to follow the process.

  • All documents needed for the UIF registration need to be available before going to the labour centre.
  • You should know the different forms that you will pick while you are there which ones are for a business employer and a domestic employer. Know your category which will make it easy as possible.
  • Fill in the forms and put in every required information. Once you are done, hand in the form to the labour centre staff and you will know the next step to proceed.

UIF Forms Download

You can download the UIF form here and use any of the processes which have been listed above to fill and submit it.


The UIF forms PDF file is available here


The UIF application is very necessary for every employee and employer in South Africa as there are so many benefits that are attached to it.

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