How to Find PF Account Number in 4 Easy Steps

Learn how to find PF Account number in easy steps.
Find PF Number
3 mins
16 July 2024

Employees’ Provident Fund or EPF is an excellent scheme that you can use to build your savings throughout your career. However, when you have a PF account, you must know your EPF account number to monitor its details. If you do not have this number, known as a Universal Account Number or UAN, make it a priority to identify and save it. Here is how you can do so with ease.

What is an EPF Number?

An EPF number is a unique identification assigned to every individual enrolled in the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) scheme. The EPF number is used for tracking and managing provident fund transactions, check PF balance, etc.

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How to know the PF account number

Here are several ways to go about it.

1. Check for the number in your salary slip

Your employer operates your EPF account, and you will find your EPF account number on your salary slip. Apart from this number, you will also find the month’s PF contribution detailed in the slip itself.

2. Consult the HR department at your workplace

If your company does not provide a salary slip, or if you do not find the EPF account number on it, you should immediately contact a member of the HR department and ask for it. If you receive all your salary slips at the end of the year, you may need to implement this step.

3. Use the UAN portal

Another easy way of getting your PF account number is by using your UAN. This is a unique code provided to EPF holders, and you can use it to perform a range of essential functions.

Use your UAN to log in to the UAN portal and check all your PF related information. Once you log in, you can check your balance, retrieve statements, and even initiate a withdrawal as per your convenience. Moreover, you can also access your account on the UMANG app. All you have to do is log in, select the EPF service and click on ‘Employee Centric Services. After that, click on the ‘view passbook’ option. Once you authorise the login with an OTP, you will be able to view all EPF account details.

4. Visit the regional office

If none of these options works, as a last resort, you can visit your EPFO office. Approach the grievance cell and submit your KYC details along with a grievance redressal forum. Once processed, you will receive all the details about your account.

These are some of how you can find out your PF account number. Keeping this number handy in the future will allow you to track your PF balance and transactions about your account.

Additional read: PF login

Other ways of finding the EPF number

1. Through Mobile (Registered Number):

If your mobile number is registered and linked to the PF account, you will receive regular notifications whenever the stipulated amount is deposited.

2. Through UMANG App:

The government introduced the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance) App, simplifying EPF account checks for salaried individuals. This app can be downloaded from the Play Store, you can login using your mobile number and check your PF number.

3. Through PAN Number:

  1. Log in to the EPF portal.
  2. Enter the PAN number, name, date of birth, mobile number, and CAPTCHA code.
  3. Click 'Get Authorisation Pin.'
  4. Click 'I Agree' and enter the One-time password (OTP) received through email and the registered mobile number with the PAN card.
  5. Finally, click on 'Validate OTP and Get UAN.'

Additional read: Eligibility for Employee Provident Fund

Difference Between UAN and EPF Number

The PF number, a 22-character alphanumeric identifier, is assigned to every employee in companies providing PF benefits. Conversely, the UAN, or Universal Account Number, is a 12-digit ID issued to eligible employees by the EPFO. One person may possess multiple PF numbers but only one UAN.

PF number sample

An example of a PF account number is “MHBAN00000640000000125”, typically a PF number would look like this.

Here,

MH: Represents the region or state. Here MA means Maharashtra.

BAN: The next 3 characters represents office code

0000064: The next seven digits denote the establishment PF code

000: These are establishment extension

0000126: The last 7 digits are the actual PF number of the employee

Conclusion

Identifying your PF number is a important aspect of employee provident fund management. Understanding how to find your PF number can help you access your EPF account details, including your contributions, interest earned, and other important information. Whether you choose to get your PF number through the EPF official portal, employer, or UMANG app, it is always advisable to keep it safe and secure to prevent any unauthorised access.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the PF number?

The PF number is a unique 22-character alphanumeric identifier assigned to employees eligible for Provident Fund benefits.

What does a PF number indicate?

A PF number signifies an employee's specific Provident Fund account, tracking contributions and savings.

Can I change my PF number?

No, you cannot change your PF number; it is assigned by your employer.

Can I have multiple PF numbers?

Yes, one person can have multiple PF numbers if they switch jobs or have different employers.

How do I know my PF number?

You can find your PF number on your payslip or by asking your employer.

How is the PF account number assigned?

PF account numbers are assigned by employers and consist of their establishment code, state code, and unique employee number.

How can I know my PF number online?

You can check your PF number online through the EPFO's online portal or your UAN.

How can I know my PF account number by mobile number?

You cannot directly find your PF account number with just your mobile number.

How can I know my PF account number by SMS?

You cannot retrieve your PF account number through SMS; it requires other identifying information.

What is 7 digit account number in EPF?

The seven digits denote the establishment PF code.

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