Social Security Fund (SSF) Registration in Nepal (2081) Updated

The Social Security Fund SSF in Nepal is governed by Social Security Act, 2018 (2075). The Act requires every company/employer to enlist their name and its employees in the Fund. This questionnaire covers the subject related to registration of employer/company and its employee under Social Security Fund. SSF which stands for Social Security Fund is known in Nepali as Samajik Sanchaya Kosh.

1. Who should be registered under Social Security Fund?

The notice published on Nepal Gazette does not specify the fixed sectors, industries, businesses, and services that need to be enrolled with the fund. Therefore, all employers and employee must be registered under Social Security Fund in Nepal to gain access to its privileges for both Formal and Informal Sector Worker.  

2. What is the authority to register SSF Nepal?

The registration should be done at the Office of Social Security Fund. The Office of SSF Nepal monitors, regulates and provides the certificate of social security.  The Office of the SSF Nepal is located at Babarmahal, Kathmandu. The official website of the SSF Nepal is https://ssf.gov.np/np

3. What is the procedure of enlisting the employee and employer in the Social Security Fund?

  •  Firstly, the employer most register its name  under social security fund. The employer most submit the online form in prescribed format.  
  • The employer will get the certificate within 2 days from the date of application.
  • After the registration of employer in social security, Employer should also register its existing employees.

( Please note, the employee should make registration of employee within 3 months from the date of appointment or establishment of employee relationship )

4. What are the documents required for registration of employer and employee under Social Security Fund?

The documents required for registration on Social Security Fund as an Employer for the Social Security Scheme are as follows:

1. Certificate of Company Registration 

2. PAN/VAT Certificate 

3. Details of Employer 

4. An Application to the Office of Social Security Fund

The Documents required for the Registration of SSF Nepal for an Employee are as follows: 

  1. Details of the Employee 
  2. Employee Citizenship/National ID Card/ PAN Certificate/Passport 
  3. PP Size Photo

(Please Note: There is no need of physical submission of documents for Social Security Fund registration. Submission of documents online is sufficient.)

5. When was the last date given by Office of Social Security Fund for the registration ?

The last date of the registration was October 17, 2019 A.D (Ashoj 30, 2076 B.S.). Interested entity can register even in after the expiry of the time limit. Newly incorporated company should register once they start the company operation. 

6. What is the rate of amount to be deposited in the Fund?

After Listing under the SSF, the Employees and Employers shall have to deposit an amount on following rate respectively:

The employee shall deposit 11 % and the employer shall add 20% of the basic salary per month (31% of the basic salary of employee) to the Fund every month.

7. Is there any government fee required for registration?

No government fee is required to list the Company or the Employees under SSF Nepal.

Disclaimer: This questionnaire is for informational purposes only and shall not be construed as legal advice, advertisement, personal communication, solicitation or inducement of any sort from the firm or any of its members. The firm shall not be liable for any consequence arising out of actions undertaken by any person relying on the information provided herein.

Frequently Asked Questions

SSF Nepal provides Employer and Employee with the privilege of saving some percent of the Employees Monthly Income into a Provident Fund which can be cashed out in the Future. It adds multiple benefits to the Financial Security of the Employee

The Social Security Fund Nepal has allocated more than 35 Health Institutions where SSF can be financially instrumentalized as additional queries answered Social Security Fund.

In order to know one’s SSF Number in Nepal, they must login to www.ssf.gov.np and fill in the necessary details to access the Unique SSF Number along with its complimentary benefits. 

In order to claim the SSF (Social Security Scheme), one is required to show a Verified Identity Card with the Unique SSF Number to claim its benefits. 

The Registration Process of SSF in Nepal can be swiftly conducted under www.ssf.gov.np and the documents can be submitted online. It isn’t necessary to submit the documents physically. 

A Company is compulsorily required to enroll its employees into the Scheme as per a Gazette Notice regarding SSF. 

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