At present online EPF registration for employer became simple and easier, there is no need to submit any document to the PF office. Now entire PF registration for the new company is happening through online. The central government of India has launched the Shram Suvidha portal, where all statutory registrations such as EPF and ESI will be done. Here you can know complete step by step process on how to register a new company in EPF from start to finish in 2019.
Who is Eligible for EPF Registration
Any employer who is employing 20 or more than 20 employees should register their establishment in Employee Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952. Even employers who are employing at least 10 employees can also register under EPF scheme but it comes under EPF voluntary registration.
PF Registration Requirements
- Establishment PAN number
- License details
- Email id and mobile number of the employer
- Digital signature
What Documents Required for EPF Registration
- PAN card copy
- Attachment of Address Proof: Any license/certificate issued by govt authority (or) Copy of water connection in the name of the establishment (or) Copy of postpaid telephone bill of any company (or) Copy of power connection in the name of the establishment
- Date of Setup Proof
- License Proof: Driving licence
- Specimen Signature Attachment
- Copy of canceled cheque
- Hired / Lease agreement copy
PF registration fees
There is no registration fee for EPF online registration.
PF Registration for Contractors
Yes, PF registration is mandatory for contractors also. Any contractor who is employing 20 or above 20 employees should register their establishment in the employee provident fund scheme.
EPFO online registration in 2019 in just 4 simple steps
- Signup for Shram Suvidha portal and log in with your user id and password.
- Now in Shram Suvidha portal home page click on EPF registration.
- Now enter all the required information and upload the documents.
- Now register your establishment’s digital signature and get your LIN number.
Step by Step Online EPF Registration Process for New Company
Step:1 Go to epfindia.gov.in website, on the home page of EPFO website you can find an option called establishment registration, now click on that.
Step:2 Now you will redirect to Shram Suvidha portal. On the home page of Shram Suvidha portal, you need to signup by giving details like name, email id, and mobile number.
After signup, a verification mail will be sent to your email id. Now open your email inbox and click on the verification link. After clicking on verification link a new page will open there enter the verification code appearing on the screen and click on generate OTP.
Now an OTP will be sent to your mobile number, here enter the OTP received to your mobile number.
Step:3 Now you need to enter your preferred user ID and password.
After clicking on submit you will get a successful registration message on your screen. Now again go to Shram Suvidha portal home page and log in with your user ID and password.
Step:4 Now in Shram Suvidha portal home page, you can find an option called registration under the dashboard, now select registration for EPFO-ESIC ( In the next step you can choose only EPF registration)
Now in new page click on apply for a new registration
Now select which registration you want, you can choose PF registration or ESIC registration or you can choose both.
Step:5 Now you need to enter the details of the establishment and upload the required documents. If you don’t know how to fill all these details then download this user manual and read the instructions carefully.
What is Identifier in EPF Registration:
Identifier in PF registration means already present license of the establishment. For example, if an establishment already registered under contract labor act then select contract labor act as an identifier. If your license type is not present then select Others and mention the details in the remarks section.
After uploading documents you need to register a digital signature.
Once you register the digital signature then your registration process will complete and you will receive your LIN.
Once you get your LIN number then you can find your establishment details in Shram Suvidha portal dashboard.
Conclusion: At present, the entire PF registration for new establishments are happening only in online at Shram Suvidha Portal. If you follow the above steps then you can easily register your establishment in PF. If you still have any questions and problems while registering your organization then share those queries in below comments section.