PF Account Number Format Details

PF account number or PF member id is a 22 digit unique number consists of  region code, office code, establishment id, establishment extension and finally employee member id.  We need to mention PF numbers on PF withdrawal forms like EPF composite claim form aadhar or non aadhar. Even you can use your PF number to transfer your PF amount either in online or in offline by using PF transfer form 13.

The format of PF numbers are same but the alphabets and numbers will change.

For example MH/BAN/0000064/000/0000123 is PF number of an employee who is working in Maharashtra and belongs to Bandra PF office

PF account number format details

MH: The first Two characters are region code. Here MH means Maharashtra

BAN: The Three characters followed by region code is office code. Here BAN means Bandra PF office.

00000064: These Seven digits followed by office code are the establishment/employer PF code

000: These Three Zeroes are establishment extension. For most of the organizations, PF extension number is Three Zeroes, for some organizations the last Zero will be replaced by alphabets like A, B, C, D…

0000123: These last 7 numbers are the actual PF number of the employee which is different for every employee working in the same organization.

Old PF Number Format Vs New PF Number Format

The main difference between the old PF number format and new PF number formats is EPF extension number. There is no PF extension number in old PF number formats. If you want to easily identify the old PF number format and new PF number format by just observing the Zeroes. Old PF number formats don’t consist Zeroes in front of the establishment code number. Here is an example of Old PF number format and new PF number format.

Old PF Number Format New PF Number Format
KN/BN/34572/6524 BGBNG003455720000006524
AP/HYD/60821/265 APHYD00060820000000265

Also Read: How to find forgotten UAN number

17 thoughts on “PF Account Number Format Details”

  1. Hi, I left my company back in 2011 and the PF no format is MH/xxxxx/xxxx how do I change it to a new format as I need to see my balance online and also raise a greivance. Its not accepting the greivance as is.

  2. PF No. KN/PY/BOM/46294/109708

    The above is my p.f number from my old company, I wanted to connect it to my UAN but the format is not supported.Please help

  3. My PF with previous employer has 00B as an extension but for transfer claims it is not accepting it on EPFO portal.

    Please suggest.

  4. Sir,

    Can one UAN number be active for different pf account nos, as I have left my previous job and the UAN no was generated then. Now is it necessary to generate a new UAN no.
    And how much time will it take to update my new employment status if no new UAN generation is required. I have already submitted my UAN details to my new employer but still I cannot find any updates on the UAN member portal.
    And how will I come to know whether my employer is submitting the PF amount monthly or not?

    • Hi Rishi Nair,
      Only One UAN number must be linked with all PF numbers. So it is the responsibility of the employee and employer to link previous UAN number with current PF number. After linking your UAN number you have to transfer your PF amount from previous PF account number to new PF number or you can with draw that amount. You can download your PF passbook form UAN member portal.


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