How to Transfer PF Funds Easily to another PF Account Online

Employee Provident fund (EPF) is an ideal investment option for any salaried individual, owing to its E-E-E (exempt-exempt-exempt) nature. This means investment in EPF, interest from EPF and withdrawal from EPF after 5 years is exempt.

When you are switching your job or are moving to a different city, you do not necessarily have to close your existing PF account with your current employer. You can simply transfer it by moving the funds from the old account to the new one.

Information before transferring the PF online

While the PF transfer was possible online earlier under ‘Online Transfer Claim Portal’, with the introduction of UAN, the process of transfer is revised and shifted under ‘unified portal’. However, in order to make online PF transfer, please ensure the following.

1.) The member should have activated his UAN in UAN portal and mobile number used for activation should also be active.

2.) Bank account and bank IFSC code of employee should be seeded against the UAN, Seeding Aadhar number and PAN against UAN is not mandatory for raising transfer claims.

3.) The employer should have approved the e-KYC.

4.) The previous/current employer should have digitally registered authorized signatories in EPFO.

5.) PF account number of both previous and current employment of an employee should be entered in EPFO database.

6.) Only one transfer request against the previous member ID can be accepted.

7.) Personal information and PF account related information is shown in EPFO should be correct.

8.) Date of should be updated with your previous member ID.

Step-By-Step Procedure to transfer PF online

Step – 1: Login to Unified portal (member interface) by using your credentials i.e., UAN number and password.

Member Login Page
Member Login Page

Step – 2: After login, click on ‘One Member – One EPF Account (Transfer Request)’ under Online Services.

One Member - One EPF Account
One Member – One EPF Account

Step – 3: Verify personal information and PF account for present employment:

Member Personal Information Page
Member Personal Information Page

Step 4: You have the option of choosing either your previous employer or current employer for attesting the claim form based on the availability of authorized signatory holding DSC. Choose either of the employers and provide member id/UAN:

Details of previous Accounts
Details of previous Accounts

Step – 5: After clicking on ‘Get details’ PF account details of previous employment would appear below.

Select Details of previous Accounts
Select Details of previous Accounts

Step – 6: In the next step, click on ‘Get OTP’ to receive OTP to UAN registered mobile number and enter the OTP and click on submit.

OTP Authenticate Page
OTP Authenticate Page

Step – 7: After Successfully submitted the transfer request you can see the Claim Status as “Submitted” in Track Claim Status under the Tab Online Services. Download the transfer claim (pdf format) then submit the physical signed copy of the online PF transfer claim form to the selected employer within a period of 10 days.

Track Claim Status
Track Claim Status

The employer will digitally approve your EPF transfer request by accessing employer interface of the unified portal.

After Successfully Approved the transfer request by employer you can see the Claim Status as “Accepted by employer” in Track Claim Status under the Tab Online Services.

Claim Status after Approved by Employer

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6 thoughts on “One Member – One EPF Account (Transfer Request)”
  1. HI,
    NOW I AM HAVING NEW UAN AND NEW PF ACCOUNT NUMBER,NOW I HAVE TO LINK WITH MY PF ACCOUNT TO PRESENT PF ACCOUNT.WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE..I WILL ALREADY CHECKED IN ONE MEMBER ONE EPF ACCOUNT.MY PF ACCOUNT NUMBER DOES NOT SUPPORT.NO DATA FOUND,PLEASE EXPLAIN

    1. Hi Raghu,
      To transfer previous pf to new, previous one must have updated date of exit by your employer. Once its updated followed the transfer procedure. In case of any error please send the screen shot to infobuzzadda@gmail.com.

  2. Hi ,

    I have requested online transfer claim online last month (July , 10th) .. now its Aug 29. I’ve learned that i should have downloaded the form13 and submit the signed copy to my employer within 10 days. But i missed that part.
    Now its been over a month. Can i submit now? Or is it possible to place a new transfer request?
    Please letme know.

    1. Hi Lakshmi,

      Check your transfer claim status if your claim is still pending for approval with your employer then download form 13 and submit the self signed copy to your employer. In case claim is rejected then again applied online transfer and submit self signed copy of form 13 to your employer.

      Regards…

  3. Hi,

    I have given request to transfer the funds from one PF account to another PF account. What will be the result once the process is successful?. Will the old Passbook appears on new PF account?

    Regards
    aneesh

    1. Hi Aneesh..

      Once the PF transfer request is completed, the passbook of your current PF account reflects a lump sum addition in the month of transfer, but the EPS column shows zero addition. While service details are transferred from an older to a new account, the EPS amount is retained in the older account.

      Regards….

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