PF Account Number Format Details | Establishment ID & Extension

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 details

PF Account Number Format Example

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 FormatNew PF Number Format
KN/BN/34572/6524BGBNG003455720000006524 (Bangalore PF Number Format)
AP/HYD/60821/265APHYD00060820000000265 ( 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.

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51 thoughts on “PF Account Number Format Details | Establishment ID & Extension”

  1. Hello, I have my old PF number but I am not able to find my UAN number, i called the customer care number thousand times for help but nobody answers. I dont have the same phn no. and I just dont know how to get my UAN number now.
    If anybody can help, please.

    Thank You

    • If your PF linked mobile number is not available with you,
      then you can know your UAN from your employer or by visiting the EPF office only.

    • Hai

      May i know where you are from and also let me know in which company you are presently working and the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar Card

  2. I donot have my OLd PF number available. There was no UAN also given to us up to 2015…How I can get my PF deatls from Name , Employee ID, Company Name , Fathers Name details
    pls contct if you can help 8270070111

  3. i am having old pf no. kn/10613/343 in kr puram pf office, bangalore city, karnataka state, india, how i will know member id for above old pf a/c no.

  4. Hello,
    I am an retired employee from private limited company.
    My PF number is WB/PRB/5088/E-338

    Can you please help me find what would be mine new of number?

    Kind regards
    K.Srinivasa Rao

  5. Previously I was employed with JSW Steel Tarapur but since 2011 I am employed in Tata BlueScope steel.
    I want to add JSW PF number with my UAN but I don’t know Establishment id , extension, and Account number. However, I have o PF number of JSW steel . Please help.

  6. How do I get UAN number. I left my job before 2014. My company never mentioned UAN number in payslips. Not sure if the company is still there or not and if it’s there who is the HR person now. I want to know if I am eligible for pension or not. I had withdrawn my PF. Service was for 17 years.

  7. I am a formar intex technologies employee.. I got pf ac no but my mobile no was changed.i cant claim my pf old pf ac no was DS/NHP/20843/03972

  8. Please help me out by getting my PF no. I only have establishment id THVSH0097057000 as the company is not working and the old data of that company has been lost by the employer.


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