EPF Passbook Online

Last Updated : 26 May 2020

The EPF Passbook is an online passbook facility that helps users to check their EPF account statements at any time. You can check your balance statements as well as print and download. The statements can also be accessed using the EPFO app.

EPF Passbook

Various details of the employee such as his/her PF account number, the employer’s name, establishment ID, the pension scheme and EPF scheme details, the name and type of the EPF office, etc., can be found on the EPF Passbook.

However, before an individual is able to view and download his/her passbook, the activation of the Universal Account Number (UAN) must be completed. The UAN is allotted by the EPFO and the employee will be able to receive his/her UAN from the employer or from the pay slip. Employees will also be able to know their UAN by visiting the UAN portal.

For more information, Check out related articles UAN registration, UAN Login, PF Balance Check & EPF Claim Status

How to download EPF Passbook

The process to view and download the EPF Passbook is very simple and can be done on the EPFO portal. However, the employee must keep in mind the below-mentioned points in case they wish to view and download the passbook online:

  • The EPF passbook facility is only available for members who complete the UAN registration on the EPFO portal.
  • Only 6 hours after the registration or activation has been completed will the passbook facility be available.
  • Any changes made on the portal will only be updated after 6 hours.
  • The entries that are made on the passbook must be consistent with the ones made by the EPFO field offices.
  • Inoperative Members, Settled Members, and Exempted Establishment Members will not be able to avail the EPF Passbook facility.

The procedure to view and download the EPF Passbook is mentioned below:

  • Initially, the employee must visit https://www.epfindia.gov.in/site_en/index.php.
  • Next, the employee must click on the ‘e-Passbook’ option.
  • Click on e-Passbook

  • On the new tab, the employee must enter his/her UAN, password, and captcha details.

UAN Login

  • Next, the employee must click on ‘Login’.
  • On the next page, the Member ID of the employee will be displayed. In case the employee has various Member IDs, all of them will be displayed on the screen.

Select Member ID

  • The employee must click on the Member ID of which the PF statement he/she would like to download.
  • Once the employee clicks on the Member ID, all details of the PF account will be displayed such as the name of the organisation, name of the employee, where the office is located, the share of the employer and the employee, and the contribution made towards the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) account.

EPF Passbook

  • The employee will also be able to download the PF statement in the PDF format as well as take a print out of the statement.

FAQs on EPF Passbook

  1. Is it possible to download or view my passbook?
  2. Yes, you can download or view your passbook in the following manner:

    • Log in to the member portal using your UAN and password.
    • Go to the menu option ‘Download’ and select ‘Download Passbook’.
    • It is also possible to download the PDF version of the passbook.
  3. Is it the possible to view the EPF passbook online without the Universal Account Number (UAN)?
  4. No, it is not possible to view your passbook online without the UAN. The UAN and password are required to view the passbook online and on the UMANG app.

  5. What format does the EPF passbook come in? In order to open the document, is a password required?
  6. The EPF passbook that is downloaded comes in the pdf format. No, a password is not required to open the downloaded document.

  7. Does the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) validate all entries made on the EPF passbook?
  8. The entries made on the EPF passbook are checked with the EPFO field offices before updating on the passbook.

  9. How long does it take for the passbook to be generated online after UAN registration?
  10. It takes a maximum of 6 hours after the UAN registration for the passbook to be generated.

  11. Who is the EPF passbook download facility accessible to?
  12. Only members who have registered for the EPFO portal will be able to view and download the EPF passbook.

  13. How long does it take for any updates made online to reflect in the EPF passbook?
  14. Any updates made online will reflect in the EPF passbook only after 6 hours.

  15. Are all EPF members entitled to the EPF passbook facility?
  16. No, not all EPF members have access to the EPF passbook facility. The below-mentioned members do not have access to the passbook facility:

    • Inoperative members
    • Settled members
    • Exempted Established Members

News On EPF Passbook

  • When switching jobs, employees should get their EPF Passbook updated by current employer

    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has a set of regulations for EPF Passbook which all EPF members should abide by, especially when they switch their jobs. Most EPF subscribers believe that their EPF Account Number and UAN is enough to continue their existing provident fund account. This is not true as they need to have their EPF Passbook updated by their current employer when they switch jobs. Only then will they be able to continue with their same EPF account with the new employer. According to the EPFO regulations, employees cannot withdraw or transfer their EPF balance unless they exit their job. If the EPF Passbook is not updated by the previous employer, employees can lose out on the provident fund benefits. Failure to update the EPF Passbook will not allow employees to do a partial withdrawal of PF and can also lead to discontinuation of the employees’ provident fund account.

    22 Jan 2020

  • e-Passbook Service Can Be Availed by Pensioners Via Umang App Thanks to EPFO

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    26 July 2018

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    The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has been pushing for an increase in equity investment limit for National Pension Scheme (NPS) ‘Active Choice’ option to 75% from the current 50%.

    25 May 2018

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