PF account number is a 22 digit unique number, the first 2 letters are “region code”, the next 3 letters are “office code”, & next 7 digits are “establishment registration code”, & the next 3 Zeroes are “establishment extension” & last 7 digits are PF member id of the employee.
PF Account Number Format
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
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 the new PF number format is the 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 of Zeroes in front of the establishment code number. Here is an example of Old PF number format and the new PF number format.
|Old PF Number Format||New PF Number Format|
|KN/BN/34572/6524||BGBNG003455720000006524 (Bangalore PF Number Format)|
|AP/HYD/60821/265||APHYD00060820000000265 ( Hyderabad PF Number Format)|
FAQs Related to PF Account Number
How to know your PF number
You can know your PF number by login into your UAN member portal, and go to view and click on service history. There you can find your PF member ids associated with each establishment where you have worked.
Login in UAN portal → Go to View → Service history → Find PF member ID.
Is PF number and member id same
Actually, the last 7 digits of the PF number are known as PF member id. But we don’t use it separately. So whenever somebody asks you about your PF member id and then you need to give your full PF account number.
(The last 7 digits of the PF number vary from one employee to another employee working in the same organization but the remaining part of the PF account number will remain the same.)
How to get UAN number from PF number
To get UAN from PF number go to the Know your UAN option in the UAN member portal and enter your mobile number, and then you will receive an OTP.
After validating the OTP now enter your PF account number and click on show my UAN.
How to know my PF balance using PF number
At present it is not possible to know your PF balance by using your PF account number, you need your UAN to check your PF balance online. Download your PF passbook
What is UAN number for PF
UAN(Universal Account Number) is a 12 digits unique number. Every EPF member will have a UAN number.
EPF members will have the same UAN for all their PF account numbers. Whenever the employee changes his / her job then they will get a new PF account number, but their UAN will remain the same.
All the PF account numbers of the EPF members are linked to their UAN number so that they can easily track their PF accounts in one place such as the UAN member portal and PF passbook site.