Can My New Employer Check My Previous EPF Deductions

No, your new employer cannot check your previous EPF deductions by using your UAN number. But they can find your service history by using your UAN number in their employer PF portal.

In the below image, you can see how employers check the service history of their employees by using UAN numbers.

can my new employer check my previous EPF deductions.

“If you are mentioning fake salary details then you don’t need to worry about giving your previous UAN number to the new employer, but if you have mentioned wrong experience details then it is better to not give your UAN to the new employer.”

Why Hiding Your Previous PF Details is Not a Good Idea

At present Aadhar number of the employee is mandatory to generate a UAN number. So if you already had a UAN which was linked to your Aadhar number, then it is not possible to generate a new UAN.

And the second reason is if you keep on changing UAN numbers (not possible nowadays)  then your EPF service period will break, which will hurt your monthly EPF pension amount after 58 years of your age.

Finally, any misrepresentation of previous job details will take away your peace of mind and they may hurt at any time. Now most companies made background verification very strict. So hiding your previous job details is not a good idea.

Can We Open a New PF Account When We are Absconding from Previous Company

Once your UAN is linked with your Aadhar number then it not possible to create a new UAN with the same Aadhar number. Because at present EPFO made it mandatory to submit the Aadhar number of the employee to generate a new PF account.

So you have to continue with the same UAN whenever you join in the new job.

Can We Open a New PF Account When We are Absconding from Previous Company


Can my previous employer find where I work now ?

Yes they can know in which company you are working by using your UAN. UAN provides complete service history details for both employees and employers.

How to remove previous employer from UAN ?

It is not possible to remove your previous employer from UAN, even though you withdraw your full PF and pension amounts still your new employers can see your previous company details.

My UAN is linked to my new employer, can I withdraw the PF amount from my previous employer?

First you have to transfer your previous company PF amount to new company PF account, after successful transfer whenever you leave your present job then you can withdraw both previous and present company PF amounts.

But you can withdraw PF advance amount from the previous company PF account even without transfer.

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  1. I have joined new company B and still continuing in company A it has 2 months of notice period. However while joining A, they said “if you are working/serving notice period then kindly let us know and we will provide later DOJ”. But I said I’m not working as I dint want to show them company A’s experience. Now for next 2 months I’m working in both the company and PF will be deducted from both company as both of them has my UAN. I’m afraid during BGV will they get to know i’m working somewhere else ? Will this create issue.? What shall I do now?

    • Hi
      Same thing happen with me
      Does you get any answer or solution on this???
      If yes then please share solution for me

  2. Hii ,I am 2021 passed I joined a company and I worked their 6 months after that I got a job in other company as a fresher so I have just inform them and I left that company without providing notice period then I have not provided then UAN num
    to new company but now they are asking my UAN and old pf number I said them I have worked just 3 months in that company so by pf num did they come to get my last transaction history or not ?

  3. I’ve done job on diploma basis along with my fulltime degree. My job used to be in second shift and I used to attend college in morning. I’ve applied for company as a fresher on degree basis. I have a UAN so will there be a problem while at the time of joining.
    I’m in my final sem of engineering.
    And I’ve left my job in November 2021.
    It was necessary for me to do job so that I can provide meal to my family.
    Will there be a problem at the time of joining.

    • Generally, companies don’t ask for a PF passbook, they will ask for only a UAN number.
      But if it is mandatory then you have nothing to do except submit it.

  4. Hi
    I am a 2021 Graduate and got a job in September 2021.
    I have worked with that company for 5 months and left it recently , now I am getting an offer from another company and have told them that I am a fresher.
    What should I do for the pf and UAN details as the recruitment HR and manager knows that I am a fresher , at the time of bgv if I don’t mention my UAN and of details of previous company , will that give me a red flag at the time of bgv? What should I do?

    • When you said you are fresher then there is no need to worry.
      If you already have the UAN, then continue the same UAN.

      • Hi!
        Thanks for replying
        Wanted to know that I worked with an mnc for 5 months I do have pf and UAN no. As I have not mentioned about the same to the new company from where I am getting an offer , if at the time of document submission/bgv I provide my UAN no. And pf details , will the bgv team tell about the same to the hiring HR and manager ? Will I be accused of not providing them details that I worked somewhere ,…will this may create issue?

        • As per my knowledge, it doesn’t create any issue.
          And most employers don’t use UAN for background verification.

  5. I worked for two companies as a full time employment. Leave the company B in one month they give me salary for that one month and they asked me to share the UAN number if they give me a PF for month will that know by my current company A??

      • You are wrong. If the new employer takes your Aadhaar and PAN card details, and submits them for online KYC, on the EPFO Employer’s Portal, that portal will flash an error message, which says the following words:
        “Entered AADHAAR is already linked to UAN/s”, and the UAN number.

  6. i abscanded from a job(XXX) in feb 25 …joinined a new job on feb 28..i provided UAN number to my new employer …they asked me to fill form-11 (transfer request form) – will this create any problem …can the new employer create new pf number?

    • It is a regular process, they will create a new PF number but the UAN will be the same.
      Later you have to transfer your PF from your previous PF account to latest PF account number on UAN member portal.

  7. Exempted organization is able to find or check PF deduction of new employee(whose previous pf deduction is with epfo ) or not.

  8. my previous company is unexempted now i join new company who is exempted, is it possible to they can see previous unexempted company pf deduction and pf amount after or before pf transfer.
    in pf transfer is only service is transfer or all pf amount is transfer from previous unexempted to present exempted. kindly help

    • To do PF transfer you need to submit Annexure K to your current employer, in that they will see your previous PF details.
      If you transfer PF then both service and amounts will also transfer.

      • Annexure K is used for exempted to unexempted pf transfer
        what about unexempted to exempted pf transfer can they abled to check or see pervious company pf deduction amount. after or before transfer please guide or suggest .
        in current time can company able to transfer pf themselves

  9. Hello

    I have an experience of one year in a company A before joining new companyB I m working in.. But during my past working days I was working on a part time c basis also along with my company A but to the new company B I have not shown my part time work .. Now they are asking for UAN in which company c details are mentioned as they created the pf account for me
    What should I do now

    • As it is a part-time job, you have to stop contributing PF there and give the UAN to your company “B”.
      We don’t know whether they check previous employment details or not, but most companies don’t check.
      Anyway, it is better to prepare with an answer, in case your company B asks about your part-time job.


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