Do you know what is the major reason for rejection of EPF transfer or withdrawal? It’s the mismatch of the information you have provided and the information with EPFO. Most commonly details like Name, Father Name, Date of Birth, Date of Joining etc.

As soon as you join your first job, your employer raises a request to open your EPF account. At that time, you provide this informtion correctly by filling out the form 11. Form 11 is one of the key forms to fill while opening EPF account.

Personal Information that one enters in Form 11 (EPF personal details change form), is as follows

  • Date of Birth of employee
  • Father’s/Husband’s name
  • Gender
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Educational credentials
  • Marital status
  • Date of joining

Even after providing all the information correctly, many times people find their EPF information updated wrongly.

Even if you link your EPF number with UAN (Universal account number), due to wrong EPF records you may not be able to link EPF with Aadhaar. This can be possible in either way. Means may be your Aadhaar information is wrong and you need to change Aadhaar records. Else change your EOF records such as Date of Birth, Date of Joining and Name of employee name.

Helpdesk Number: 18001-18005

Helpdesk Email Id: uanepf@epfindia.gov.in

Steps To Correct Your EPF Details Online

If you have linked your UAN with EPF, then you can easily track your EPF details online using the UAN passbook. But you cannot edit your details i.e. father’s name, relationship, date of birth, date of joining, date of exit as available in the EPFO database online.

To correct your EPF details, you have to raise a request with the help of your employer with all necessary documents. You can check out the circular about this information EPFO website.

Step #1: First of all you have to download the form and fill up all the necessary information. Make sure you are filling the details like father’s name, relationship, date of birth, date of joining, date of exit carefully this time with accurate data.

Step #2: Next, furnish all the relavent documents as proof. E.g. if you have changed your name or in many cases after marriage women change their surname etc.

The supporting document can be any of the following:

  • PAN Card
  • Voters Identity Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • ESIC Identity card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Bank Passbook copy/ Post office Passbook
  • Ration Card
  • Any School/ education related certificate
  • Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth & Death
  • Certificate-based on the service records of the Central/ State Government Organisation
  • Copy of Electricity/ Water/ telephone bill in the name of the claimant
  • Letter from a recognised public authority or public servant verifying the identity and residence of the members to the satisfaction of the competent authority.

Step #3: Finally submit the forms with the necessary supporting document to the emoloyer. The employer will do all necessary varification and provide their authorisation. After that, they submit your EPF correction form to EPFO for final verification and data updation.

After successful verification, your EPFO details father’s name, relationship, date of birth, date of joining, date of exit etc will be rectified and updated. You can check your UAN details and check whether they are updated properly on not.

In many case, your application for EPF details change may get rejeceted also due to missmatch of proof or lack of proper supporting documents. So, make sure you are providing all the proofs and information properly before submitting the forms to your employer.

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