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How to know your PF account number?

[] In this guide, we explain the process to find out your PF account number.

Your PF account number is the key to knowing all the details about your EPF account. There are several ways to know your PF account number, if you are not already aware of it and have not been able to track your EPF account.


Check your salary slip

Your salary slip would mention your PF account number, as a certain portion of your salary is deducted as a monthly contribution towards your PF account.


Ask your employer

You can ask your current employer for your PF number. Note that your salary slip will mention your PF number and your employer will be able to tell you your PF ID only if you are an EPF subscriber.

[] How to check and download EPF member passbook


Use your UAN login

Your UAN is the master key to unlocking all PF-related information. In case you have an activated UAN, you can know your PF ID by logging into your account through the UAN login. Know all about UAN login in our guide on the subject.


Visit EPFO office

In case none of the above-mentioned methods work, visit the nearest EPFO branch to find out your PF number. For this information, you will have to fill out a form, providing all personal and official details.

Also read all about the EPF Scheme

Important point: PF number and UAN

Your PF number is not the same as your UAN. The PF number is a 22-digit alphanumeric number given to each employee in a company that offers PF benefits. On the other hand, the UAN or Universal Account Number is a 12-digit umbrella ID, allotted to all eligible employees by the EPFO. One member can have multiple PF numbers but only one UAN.


PF number example



UAN example


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What is the PF number?

PF number is a 22-digit alphanumeric ID provided to all employees of a company that offers provident fund benefits to its employees.

What does a PF number indicate?

A PF number carries coded information about the state, the regional office, the company and the member.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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