Transfer your EPF account online- Steps explained
Maintaining an EPF account can help you a lot during your retirement years. After you are employed, every month you need to contribute a part of your salary towards your PF. So, knowing about its various processes is important. Here, we explain one such process- how you can transfer your EPF account? You can transfer your EPF account online anytime from anywhere. Yes, members of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) have an option to do so. EPFO has taken several steps to ease the process of availing its services. Transferring of Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) accounts online is one of them. This has been done to make the process easier and more comfortable for EPFO members.
The EPFO has informed about the steps using which an EPFO member can transfer an EPF account online. You can check out the process for transferring the EPF account online using UAN details here. You need to simply log in at the EPFO portal or EPFO member portal and follow the process. However, it is also important for you to know the reason why there is a need to transfer an EPF account. You need to do so if you switch or change your job.
You will then have to transfer your PF account from the earlier employer to the present employer. EPFO members can go to the EPFO member portal — unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ and transfer EPF account online by just logging in. Also, know that the UAN is allotted by EPFO and it is important to link all EPF accounts under a single UAN.
Transfer EPF account online: Steps to follow
Visit the 'Unified Member Portal' by clicking on the link- https://unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ and login with UAN and password.
Go to 'online services' and then tap on 'One Member One EPF Account (Transfer Request)'.
You will then have to verify 'Personal Information' and 'PF Account' for present employment.
Then tap on 'Get Details', and PF account details of previous employment would appear.
Choose either 'Previous Employer' or 'Present Employer' for attesting form.
Click on 'Get OTP' to receive OTP on a UAN registered mobile number. Enter 'OTP' and click 'Submit'.