Correct Name on EPF Account and Other Details Online Using These Steps

Most of the time, the name and date of birth details in the EPF account don’t match details in the Aadhaar. If left unchanged, there can be unnecessary hassles during EPF amount withdrawal. It is important to update your EPF account with the right details at the earliest to avoid any troubles later. 

EPF contribution into an employee’s EPF account is made every month in equal proportion, both by the employer and the employee. This is more of a kind of forced savings scheme issued by the Government of India, which helps employees amass a retirement corpus. 

Most of the time, the name and date of birth details in the EPF account are incorrect, i.e. they don’t match with the details mentioned in the Aadhaar. If left unchanged, such discrepancies can cause unnecessary hassles during EPF amount withdrawal. Thus, it is important to update your EPF account with the right details at the earliest to avoid any troubles later. 

EPF name correction is a simple process which can be done online as well as offline with the help of EPF name correction form. Download EPF name correction form from here.

Documents required for successful EPF withdrawal:

Before filing digitally for EPF release, users must have certain documentation on hand, according to EPFO. Employees must have the following:

  1. Two revenue stamps
  2. A valid bank account statement
  3. Aadhaar card
  4. PAN card
  5. Voter ID card
  6. A cancelled bank cheque (for the withdrawal claim to be approved, an individual’s bank account number and IFSC code must be present on the cancelled cheque)

EPF name correction online

EPF name correction online
To change or update your credentials online on the EPFO unified portal, you will need the following details:

  • An active UAN (Universal Account Number)
  • Aadhaar number
  • Access to EPFO Unified Portal
  • An online request from your employer to the EPFO

Before embarking on EPF name correction, ensure that the information on your Aadhaar card is accurate. This is because your updated details will get verified against your Aadhaar, and if the credentials don’t match then the update won’t happen. So, make the changes in the Aadhaar first and update it with your EPFO account before changing your name and other credentials.

Name changing rules of EPF:

The following are the steps you need to follow for an EPF name change:

Step 1: Visit the UAN site.
Step 2: Enter your user ID and password to access your EPF account.
Step 3: Then, go to the ‘Modify’ area and select ‘Modify Basic Details.’
Step 4: A page with the stored details and the opportunity to request modification will open.
Step 5: On the ‘Request Change’ page, enter your name as it appears on your Aadhaar card.
Step 6: Press the ‘Update’ icon.
Step 7: You’ll see the message ‘Pending approval from Employer.’
Step 8: Inform your company to get the request approved.
Step 9: After receiving consent from your employer, the EPF office will alter your name before 1 month.

How to change the name in EPF after marriage:

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has the capability to alter or update names in order to ease the issues of persons who want to alter their surname after getting married. Once all of the documents are in order, do the following:

  1. Visit the UAN Portal.
  2. Enter your ID and password to sign in.
  3. Select “Manage” from the menu.
  4. Now, select “Modify Basic Details.”
  5. Finally, enter the name/surname to be updated.
  6. Click the “Update” button.

It should be mentioned that you must first make a proper and updated duplicate of your Aadhaar card that shows your correct name/surname. Using the required KYC services, you will be able to modify the name on the EPFO site.

Online Method for Changing Employee Name in EPF Account

The online process for how to change name in PF account through online, which employees should follow is outlined below:

Step 1: Go to the EPFO Unified Portal and log in with the UAN and the password.

EPFO Unified Portal

Step 2: On the new page, go to the “Manage” option on the menu bar and select “Modify Basic Details” from the dropdown.

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Step 3: On the new page, enter the right details as mentioned in the Aadhaar. The system would verify your details with the Aadhaar database. After entering the details, click on “Update Details”.

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Step 4: Once you click on “Update Details”, the request will get submitted to your employer for approval. Before the employer submits the request to the EPFO, the employee has the option to withdraw their request by hitting the “Delete Request” button.

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EPF name correction form

Name correction can be done offline as well as by submitting the EPF name change form to the Regional PF Commissioner. This form is more like a joint declaration letter between the employee and the employer, addressing the Regional PF commissioner. So, you must stick to the following EPF name change letter format in your EPF name correction form:

  • The letter should be addressed to the “Regional PF commissioner”.
  • The subject should be “Joint declaration by the member and the employer”.
  • The body of the letter should mention that your employer has entered the wrong details in the EPF account and that you are writing this request letter to make corrections to the existing details.
  • Next, create a table of three columns and provide particular details which you need to change. The table must mention the incorrect entry plus the corresponding right entry. 

The EPF correction form is applicable for correcting the following types of errors:

  • Incorrect name
  • Incorrect name of father or husband
  • Incorrect EPF or EPS account numbers
  • Incorrect date of birth
  • Incorrect date of joining the company
  • Incorrect date of leaving the company

 All these particulars will be specified in the form. You must only fill the required ones that need correction. After filling the form, mention the list of documents you are providing as proof to support your correction request.

Attestation requirements:

  • Attach a copy of proof of your name and self-attest it with your sign
  • Enter the name of the authorised signatory for the company
  • The authorised signatory must sign the form followed by the company stamp

Below is the format of the EPF name correction form:

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How to update father’s name in EPF

Do you want to update or make corrections of your father’s name or date of birth in the EPF account? Are you wondering about how to change father name in UAN? You can do it with these simple steps:

  • The process for updating the father’s name, husband’s name, or date of birth is the same as that of the EPF name correction process. You must fill the joint declaration form and enter the appropriate details that need to be corrected. 
  • After you fill the form, get it signed and stamped from the authorised signatory of your company. Then, submit it to the Regional PF commissioner. You should also attach the form with event documents as proof to support the required correction.

Documents accepted as proof

  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID
  • Ration Card
  • Copy of bank passbook
  • Driving licence 
  • Passport
  • ESIC ID card
  • Date of birth certificate
  • Education certificate
  • Copy of electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill

Issues caused by errors in EPF details

Usually, wrong EPF details create an issue during EPF withdrawal. When you file your claim for withdrawal of EPF money, your claim will be verified with the details provided by you during the EPF registration. If the details are mismatched, your claim will not be approved. This will result in a lot of hassles, as you would have to first change your credentials in the EPFO unified portal and then apply for your EPF withdrawal again. So, let us check out the common errors or mistakes that can reject your EPF withdrawal application:

  • Any incorrect or misspelt data entry during the initial registration can lead to the refusal of EPF amount withdrawal application.
  • The member should provide the nominee details. Absence of nominee details can create hassles while applying for EPF claims or lead to rejection of claims application.
  • The date of joining should be mentioned correctly in your EPF account. This date is important as it helps calculate your EPS pension and the total months and years of EPFO contribution. These factors are essential in deciding if the withdrawal amount is free of taxes or not. Thus, an incorrect date can create hassles while withdrawing the EPF amount.
  • Correction in the name after marriage happens mostly with women, who adopt the surname or title of their husband’s family after marriage. Sometimes people plan to change their surname and titles, even without marriage. If you have done so, then you must let the new name reflect in your EPF account. It will avoid any hassles later during EPF withdrawal. 

You can change your name in your EPF account by filling the authorised form and submitting it to EPFO. If you have already changed your name in your identification documents or even your bank records, then you must change your name with EPFO at the earliest. With the EPF name correction form, you must also provide a copy of your marriage certificate as proof. However, if you have not made any changes to your linked bank account, then you don’t have to change the name in the EPF account. Your bank details and your EPF account details should match to facilitate an easy withdrawal.

This is how to change name in PF account, both online and offline easily. You can follow the online process or the offline process and submit the EPF name correction form with the Regional PF commissioner.

Change name in EPF account – FAQs

1) If the change in name has been approved by the employer, then how long will the EPFO take to process the request?

The EPFO usually takes 15 to 30 working days for approval. Having said that, the length of time for approval depends on the total number of submissions they receive. Considering the current Covid situation, approval might take more than a month.

To get the status of name correction, subscribers can raise a grievance on the EPF i Grievance Management System.

2) How to change Date of Birth (DOB) online on the EPFO portal?

Here are the steps to change the date of birth on the PF portal.

  • Visit the official portal and log in with the UAN and password
  • In case the subscriber doesn’t have an active UAN, an online request can be initiated on the EPF UAN Helpdesk portal
  • Once logging in, navigate to ‘Manage’ and click on ‘Modify Basic Details’
  • Then enter the Aadhaar Number and update new DOB details.

Subscribers should keep in mind that the DOB being updated has to match the DOB mentioned in the Aadhaar Card.

3) How to change a subscriber’s marital status?

When a subscriber assumes a new surname after marriage, she has to fill up a declaration form and submit it to the EPFO Commissioner. A copy of the marriage certificate must also be attached to this form in order for her to support claims.

Also, the registered name for the bank account and the EPF database need to match. However, if the name for the bank account has not been changed, the subscriber doesn’t need to change her name for the EPF account.

4) Is changing the name on the EPF account mandatory after marriage?

As a rule of thumb, if the change is made in the PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, and bank account then the subscriber has to change the name mentioned for the EPF account. On the other hand, if the name isn’t changed in any of the aforementioned KYC documents, then there is no need for change in name for the EPF account.

5) Is employer authorisation required for a change in the employee’s name?

Yes, both the employee and the employee are required to submit a joint declaration for a change of the employee’s name. Even if the change is implemented by the employee online, the employer will have to approve the same.

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Comments

  1. comment-author
    nagaraju

    i have two UAN numbers allotted one is present company and another one is previous company How to merge the two uan numbers into one account ?
    please help me

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Nagaraju,

      The EPFO now allows employees to consolidate all the PF accounts and funds under each. With the help of this facility, an employee can merge up to 10 PF accounts under one UAN. To know more about the process and the requirements for UAN merging, I suggest you go through this blog where you will find information regarding merging of UANs under the subheading ‘Merge multiple PF accounts under one UAN’.

  2. comment-author
    Ankit

    Sir, I need your help My father name has wrong updated in my pf account . I have already submitted all the documents by email but still not change my father name. Can you help me.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Ankit,

      I suggest you submit a joint declaration form duly — signed by your employer — along with supporting documents to the PF office and meet the concerned case worker in person for speedy action.

  3. comment-author
    SANKAR

    PF Transfer Claim Status
    Form-13 (Transfer Out)
    CLAIM STATUS – Rejected

    Reason for rejected by field office

    Your Claim [ Claim Id – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] has been rejected due to :
    1) DOL DIFFERS. CONT NOT RECD FOR 05/19.
    2) FATHERs NAME DIFFERS

    how to change please help me…

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sankar,

      You need to approach the employer and request them to correct information in their master records on their PF account. Details such as date of leaving or date of joining must be correct in order to complete the transfer.

  4. comment-author
    Mohit

    how can i change my father name detail in pf account.

    it is not showing online and i am not able to send directly in pf accounts because of chorona

    can i share the paper by speed post if yes then please send the address.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Mohit,

      The process for updating father’s name, husband’s name, or date of birth is the same as that of the EPF name correction process. You must fill the joint declaration form and enter the appropriate details that need to be corrected.

      After you fill the form, get it signed and stamped from the authorised signatory of your company. Then, submit it to the Regional PF commissioner. You should also attach the form with event documents as proof to support the required correction.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Lalit,

      I cannot understand your query. If you meant to ask about the steps involved in changing your name on the PF portal, then these are the steps that you must follow:

      Step 1: Visit EPFO member portal and log in
      Step 2: Under ”Manage” click on ”Modify Basic Details”
      Step 3: On the right side enter the name that you want to update and click on ”Update” button on the left
      Step 4: After clicking you’ll see the status as ”Pending approval by employer”
      Step 5: Contact your employer to approve the changes
      Step 6: Once the employer approves, it needs to be approved by EPFO; the status will now be ”Pending at field office”

  5. comment-author
    GJ

    I am not working and I want to add Father’s Name then what process I need to follow? I mean can I request PF office directly to add the Father’s name with proof of documents??

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi GJ,

      You need to contact your employer to update your father’s name in the PF records. Or, you could also log into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password and submit/resubmit your father’s name under Manage > Basic Details.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Aasim,

      Please note that your name and other details should match the Adhaar Card. A request for correction can be submitted on the EPFO portal after logging in with your UAN and password.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Kancharla,

      There are two ways you can do this:

      Online Method:

      Step 1: Visit EPFO member portal and log in
      Step 2: Under ”Manage” click on ”Modify Basic Details”
      Step 3: On the right side enter the name that you want to update and click on ”Update” button on the left
      Step 4: After clicking you’ll see the status as ”Pending approval by employer”
      Step 5: Contact your employer to approve the changes
      Step 6: Once the employer approves, it needs to be approved by EPFO; the status will now be ”Pending at field office”

      Offline Method:

      The process for updating father’s name, husband’s name, or date of birth offline, you must fill the joint declaration form and enter the appropriate details that need to be corrected. After you fill the form, get it signed and stamped from the authorised signatory of your company. Then, submit it to the Regional PF commissioner. You should also attach the form with event documents as proof to support the required correction.

      Bear in mind that the details on the PF portal must match details on your Aadhaar Card. Before you go on and make corrections on the PF portal, please ensure that your Aadhaar card has all the correct details.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Shekar,

      Details on the PF portal must match details on your Aadhaar Card. Before you go on and make corrections on the PF portal, please ensure that your Aadhaar card has all the correct details.

      To make changes in Aadhaar:

      You can update your Address online in Self Service Update Portal (SSUP). For other details updates such as Demographic details (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile Number, Email) as well as Biometrics (Finger Prints, Iris & Photograph) in Aadhaar you will have to visit Permanent Enrolment Center.

      To correct your name on the PF portal, please follow the steps given below:

      Step 1: Visit EPFO member portal and log in
      Step 2: Under ”Manage” click on ”Modify Basic Details”
      Step 3: On the right side enter the name that you want to update and click on ”Update” button on the left
      Step 4: After clicking you’ll see the status as ”Pending approval by employer”
      Step 5: Contact your employer to approve the changes
      Step 6: Once the employer approves, it needs to be approved by EPFO; the status will now be ”Pending at field office”

      The process for updating father’s name, husband’s name, or date of birth offline, you must fill the joint declaration form and enter the appropriate details that need to be corrected. After you fill the form, get it signed and stamped from the authorised signatory of your company. Then, submit it to the Regional PF commissioner. You should also attach the form with event documents as proof to support the required correction.

  6. comment-author
    Khagendra singh

    My father’s name is not updated on the UN number. Please get two heads pleaded with folded hands. I am very upset with you sir.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Khagendra,

      Father’s name can be updated for your UAN through your employer. You need to contact your employer with Aadhaar details to get your father’s name updated against your UAN.

  7. comment-author
    damanpreet

    I gave a request for a name change which has been approved by the end of employer but it is still pending from EPFO side ,Please tell me how long it will take to approve in my PF account .It’s been a month already

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Damanpreet,

      EPFO normally takes 15 to 30 working days for approval. Keep in mind that the length of time for approval depends on the total number of submissions they receive. Considering the current Covid situation, approval might take more than a month.

      To get the status of name correction, you can raise the grievance online here.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi,

      You need to contact your employer to update your father’s name in the PF records. Or, you could also log into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password and submit/resubmit your father’s name under Manage > Basic Details.

  8. comment-author
    Ramandeep Singh

    I had requested for change of Name, Gender and updated my adhaar number through manage basic details tab online. My request was rejected by the filed office (remark- submit supporting documents along with clarification from employer).
    I’m not getting any option to upload documents when changing the basic details.
    Kindly advise.
    Thankyou.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Ramandeep,

      The way I see it, you have two options.

      Option 1: Contact your employer with supporting documents.
      Option 2: Directly visit the PF office after submitting the online request again.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Lavkush,

      You can contact your employer to upload your father’s name in the PF portal against your employee UAN. This is the only option available only to employers.

      You could also log into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password and submit/resubmit your father’s name under Manage > Basic Details.

  9. comment-author
    Joy thresa

    Hello sir my father name is not updated in UAN portal mine establishment office is in Mumbai but iam working in Bangalore is there any other options

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Joy,

      You can contact your employer to upload your father’s name in the PF portal against your employee UAN. This is the only option available only to employers.

      You could also log into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password and submit/resubmit your father’s name under Manage > Basic Details.

  10. comment-author
    SANDEEP DAS

    SIR MY FATHER’S NAME IS NARENDRA CHANDRA DAS IN AADHAR & BANK PASS BOOK BUT IN PF A/C ITS APPEAR N.C. DAS, SIR PLEASE SUGESE CAN I WITHDRAWAL MONEY WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sandeep,

      If your Aadhaar is seeded against your UAN as part of KYC, then you can claim PF and pension online. If it isn’t, you need to update your (correct) father’s name as per his Aadhaar card in the PF records. Once the change is administered on the PF portal, you can opt for an online claim without any troubles.

  11. comment-author
    Manish

    Sir I need a help I want to transfer my previous company balance to current company.Previous company is shut down. I placed the request via portal for transfer but the same was rejected stating that your DOJ /DOL is not matching with company records. However the dates mentioned in the pf portal is correct and I have the supporting docs as well.Pls advice how to resolve this

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Manish,

      You need to submit the physical transfer form (Form 13) in-person at the PF office along with a cover letter clearly mentioning the details of application rejection in detail.

  12. comment-author
    Krishna

    Hi. I am joining a new company and want to transfer my epf account to the new company. Will a minor error in my father’s name prevent that from happening?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Krishna,

      The records(data) for both the employers — current and previous — should match in order to process the online transfer request.

  13. comment-author
    ANCHIT SHARMA

    Sir My father’s name in UAN is to submit as per my aadhar card or my father’s aadhar card.
    Because as per my aadhar card my father’s surname is different and in my father’s aadhar card it is different.
    So which name I have to mention.

  14. comment-author
    uma

    Dear sir,

    I have to change my father in PF portal so what is the procedure for this.
    Basically i am from Bangalore and working in Bangalore and pf head office is Gurgaon can u suggest me what is the procedure and what to do asap.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Uma,

      You can log into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password and submit/resubmit your father’s name under Manage > Basic Details.

      Alternatively, you can contact your employer to upload your father’s name in the PF portal against your employee UAN. This is the only option available only to employers.

  15. comment-author
    Lavina

    Dear Sir,
    I had previously applied for a PF advance and that was approved. Now I had applied for the final settlement for my PF and it has been rejected thrice. The reason these PF officials are saying is DOJ & DOL and the reason is not mention, and also another reason for rejection is mismatch in father’s name. The employer has confirmed to me and I took see it on the portal that all details are correct. DOJ, DOL, reason, father’s name everything is correct. I do not get it why simply they are going on rejecting my PF. What is the way to resolve this? I had even raised a Grievance query. Till now there is no response from these people.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Lavina,

      I suggest you visit the PF office in person and meet the concerned Section Officer with all your employment details.

  16. comment-author
    Utkarsh Vaidya

    I have 2 member ID’s. I am not able to withdraw my money from the first member id. I tried to get the two accounts merged but the request was rejected twice from EPFO office with the following reasons.

    First Time the reasons were: Your Claim [ Claim Id – BGBNG200750031906 ] has been rejected due to : 1) EPS WRONGLY DEDUCTED SUBMIT ECR REVISION FOR 2019-20 2) FATHERs NAME DIFFERS

    Second time the reasons were: Your Claim [ Claim Id – BGBNG200850077134 ] has been rejected due to : 1) SUBMIT FORM-11 FROM EPLOYER 2) FATHERs NAME DIFFERS.

    I have checked my Father’s name everywhere in the epfo portal and it is correct. Also I have been able to withdraw my money pertaining to my second job. Hence father name cannot be mentioned incorrectly there, right?

    My two Questions are:

    1. How do I get to know where my father name is mentioned incorrectly, is it as Bangalore Regional EPFO Office or my last employer? And how should I get this corrected?

    2. How and where should I update my “Form 11”??

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Utkarsh,

      1. Check father’s name updated under both the member IDs. The correction can be made by submitting the joint declaration form along with a valid ID proof.
      2. You need to approach your previous employer for Form 11 (PF Declaration Form).

  17. comment-author
    Ankita kambli

    How much time does pf office take to correct name in pf record as i have submitted documents and form ofline

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Ankita,

      EPFO normally takes 15 to 30 working days for approval. Keep in mind that the length of time for approval depends on the total number of submissions they receive. Considering the current Covid situation, approval might take more than a month.

      To get the status of name correction,you can raise the grievance online.

  18. comment-author
    Manjula

    Hello sir,
    My name is Manjula. My father’s name is not updated on the EPFO. I’m unable to update it online. My father passed away 13yrs ago. Wanted to know what proofs are required to update fathers name. Also, I’m married but my surname is not changed yet and I don’t want to change it as well as in all the records it is my father’s surname only

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Manjula,

      To update father’s name in the PF records, you need to approach your employer as the option to upload employee details on the PF portal is only available to them.

  19. comment-author
    Venosh

    Hi sir my mothered account mobile number missing and when we have to forget the password otp will send the old mobile number and also Aadhaar has been not updated, I am already given to the joint declaration form at of office please help me how can I solve my problem

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Venosh,

      The data mentioned in the joint declaration form has to be approved and uploaded in PF records by the EPFO. Once this is done, you will be able to view the details on the PF portal after logging in with your UAN and password.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Divya,

      You can directly submit a request at PF office with a cover letter stating the conditions of both the employee and the employer i.e., non-availability.

  20. comment-author
    Sudama singh bisht

    In my EPF record name, father name, Date of birth is wrong. My organization is permanently closed in 2003. That time I withdraw the EPF balance but do not withdraw the EPS Balance. Now my age is 60 and I want to apply pension from EPFO. what should I do for correction in records and getting pension.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sudama,

      You need to submit a written request addressed to the PF office clearly mentioning incorrect details in PF records, and also provide supporting documents. Once the correction is made in the PF records, you can apply for a pension claim.

  21. comment-author
    diwahar

    Hi Rishabh,
    greetings,
    i have issue in transferring PF from old company to new one. Getting following errors .

    ” Your Claim [ Claim Id – TNMAS201250155094 ] has been rejected due to : 1) TRANSFER IN AMOUNT RECEIVED WITH EQUAL EE AND ER SHARE, NOW EPS REMITTED THIS NEEDS CLARIFICATION 2) FATHERs NAME DIFFERS”

    I tried to check father name in basic details in epf portal , but since aadhar seeded its not allowing any changes.

    kindly advice on how to proceed further.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Diwahar,

      In this case, you need to contact your current employer to seek clarity on EPS contributions as you were not a part of EPS while serving the previous employer.

  22. comment-author
    Kiritpatel

    Dear sir
    i am an employee my employer having a differ in following two details
    please give solution and suggestion for rectification
    also give clarity can i help him to correction online portal with athested supporting document like
    [1] Adharcard [2] LC [3] Voter card [4] PAN Card [5] Bank Passbook
    All having a updated
    please give steps to steps guideline
    ThankYou

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Kiritpatel,

      Query is not clear.

      If the query is related to your name, Date of Birth and Gender correction, the same can be done online on the EPFO portal by logging in with your UAN and password.

      To upload KYC Details such as Aadhaar, PAN and Bank account details, you can have the same updated through your UAN login or you can take the help of your employer to upload the KYC details from their end.

  23. comment-author
    ayyappa

    Hi Rishabh Ranjan

    Please help me i have pf account in my nick name how can i change as per certificate, Aadhar card, in PF Account name

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Ayyappa,

      You need to confirm whether your name is correct on your Aadhaar Card. On the basis of the Aadhaar Card, you can correct your name through the EPFO portal after you log in with your UAN and password. This can be done under the Modify Details/Data correction option.

  24. comment-author
    Nishant Krishnan

    I applied for EPF transfer but it got rejected (twice), On first rejection I verified with my Ex-Employer again for FORM 5 and Father’s Name then applied again it got rejected for the same reason. How can i get it done? Please help!
    Para Details: Transfer (Unexempted to Unexempted in other region or to Exempted Establishments)
    Remarks: Your Claim [ Claim Id -XXXX ] has been rejected due to : 1) MEMBER FORM 5 DETAILS ARE NOT UPDATED IN THE CLAIM 2) FATHERs NAME DIFFERS

  25. comment-author
    Palavarapu Venkateshwarlu

    Rejected
    REMARKS Your Claim [ Claim Id – **** ] has been rejected due to : 1) MEMBER DATE OF JOINING DIFFERS AS PER OFFICE RECODS

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Palavarapu,

      You need to clarify your date of joining by submitting the revised Form 5 — duly signed by the employer — at the PF office.

  26. comment-author
    Praveen

    My father was wrong pf account and date of was also wrong i havs no driving licence or birth certficate or education certificate or pass port

    I have only aadhar card and pan card
    How do i solve my problem
    Plzz tell me sir please

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Praveen,

      I suggest you contact your employer with supporting documents or the concerned PF office where the PF account is maintained.

  27. comment-author
    Nagaraju y

    Hi Sir, i have raised online PF transfer from previous account to present account. My present company approved the request and rejected at filed office.
    I got message like this ” Your claim has been rejected due to , 1) Father name is correct but EPS service details Annexure K not received from previous company. 2) Father name differs.” .
    What will be the issue and what i need to do.. Please help me sir on this

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Nagaraju,

      In this case, you need to contact either your previous employer or their PF office to get Annexure K which is considered as the proof of transfer; it also contains service details, contribution information etc.

      You also need to cross-check your father’s name with both the employers’ PF records.

  28. comment-author
    Archna Goel

    Hello sir,
    The issue is my Aadhar Card and pan card contains my father’s name on it
    But in my epf records and bank it is my husband’s name.
    So is it possible that without any changes I can claim my pf

  29. comment-author
    Pravallika

    In my EPF record name, father name, Date of birth is wrong. I resigned the organization in 2018. Due to incorrect DOB and father name unbale to withdraw the pf amount . Please help me.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Pravallika,

      You need to submit the joint declaration form to correct your father’s name through your employer. As for your name, date of birth, you can do it online on the EPFO portal after logging in with your UAN and password.

  30. comment-author
    KEYUR BHAVSAR

    Hi,

    My PF Transfer Claim got rejected with the reason of Fathers name mismatch. It is actually mismatching from Aadhar Card details. I am trying to change my Fathers Name online but it does not give option of doing so. It is only allowing change of Selfname, DOB, Gender & current Employer but not Fathers name. Is there any way of changing it online through its online portal?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Keyur,

      You need to submit the joint declaration form to your employer along with self-attested copy of your Aadhaar Card to correct your father’s name in the PF records.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Dhiraj,

      You need to contact your employer to update your father’s name on the PF portal. Once done, you can view your father’s name on the UAN card.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Dhawinjee,

      You need to submit the joint declaration form to your employer along with self-attested copy of your Aadhaar Card to correct your father’s name in the PF records.

  31. comment-author
    Poonam

    1. I have submitted online request to correct my fathers name using 6 steps mentioned in previous answer. It is approved by my x employer and Pending at field office. Do i need to submit any document online or offline to get it approved or i just need to wait.
    2. My KYC is not done yet and i am not able to add Adhar/ PAN card as there is mismatch in my fathers name.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Poonam,

      On the basis of the employer’s approval, EPFO will perform a final approval, and only then will the corrected details reflect online on the PF portal.

      To upload KYC, you can send documents to the employer to upload the same at their end.

  32. comment-author
    Ruchira

    I need one help.
    My pf account is joint account with my husband. How can i inform the EPFO that the account is with my spouse? The basic details has fathers name (and not husbands name). Please let me know. Thanks in advance.

  33. comment-author
    Haridasan.K

    Hai
    I have PF Member ship where my name is mention as Haridasan.K. where as my name as per Aadhar is Haridaaan Kozhikkara ( expansion of K because initials not accept in Aadhaar ). Now I am unable to up load Aadhar.

    I already left my job and the authorised signatory is not easily available.

    How can I get the issue resolved.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Haridasan,

      You need to submit an online request for name correction through your UAN login. Once submitted, your employer will approve it online. You could also file the physical joint declaration form at the PF office and submit a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar Card with the employer attestation to the correct name in the PF records.

  34. comment-author
    Anurag singh

    My Claim rejected deu to[ Claim Id – GJAHD210250069447 ] has been rejected due to : 1) UPDATE FATHER NAME 2) FATHERs NAME DIFFERS

    i have seen all maxium query they all facing same problem ..?
    when i going to correct my details then its showing your aahar alredy verified and your details is not editable? Why EPFO not giving on line correction option just like online claim so maximum user can update their details by submitting supporitng document.
    my humblw reques please give online option so we or other user can upload and correct their details.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Anurag,

      You need to contact your employer in this regard.

      Online correction option is already available to employees through their UAN login with respect to Employee Name, Gender, Date of Birth. For the correction of your father’s name, you need to submit a request through the employer.

  35. comment-author
    TSK

    Sir,
    Good Evening.
    I am TSK and currently working in Visakhapatnam as an Engineer. I brought out my issue to provide wayahead. My Father Surname has been mentioned wrong in my PF account. In this regard, I submitted duly filled Joint Declaration form along with suitable documents at my Branch Office(vizag). And my EPF account is running at head office which is in Hyderabad. My current branch office is not responding properly. Kindly provide is there any other way to make my issue resolve

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi TSK,

      The correction letter needs to be submitted at the PF office where the establishment maintains their PF account. This can be identified from Employee PF No. which will start with AP/HYD or AP/VZG etc/.

      The correction will be executed only by the respective PF office, which in this case, is the PF office (Hyderabad).

  36. comment-author
    Chidanand M

    Hello Sir,

    I have two UAN numbers. I want to transfer Old one to the new one. However old UAN is not linked with adharcard. Do you want me to update the same details in both UAN? then only I can have access to transfer it?

    Also, I want to deactivate the old one.

    Please suggest here.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Chidanand,

      On the basis of the latest UAN, you can submit an online transfer request by mentioning your previous employer’s Member ID(PF NO.) to transfer PF dues from old UAN to new UAN. Alternatively, you can submit the transfer form (Form 13) in person through your current employer.

  37. comment-author
    Vijay krishna

    My employeer has closed the company And i am not able to withdraw my pf due to name correction issue.

    Can you please suggest me how can i withdraw the pf

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Vijay,

      You can submit the physical PF claim form at the concerned PF office along with a request letter addressing the Regional PF Commissioner stating closure of the company and non-availability of signatory for any attestations.

      This will help you to withdraw both your PF and Pension dues.

  38. comment-author
    Sandhya

    My request for name has been rejected by EPFO even though all the documents name proofs are same… Kindly guide me

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sandhya,

      Please visit the PF office in person along with the supporting documents or re-submit the request online with mandatory supporting documents.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Surender,

      You can submit an online correction request form through your UAN on the PF portal for name correction. Post submission, your employer will approve it in the 1st phase, after which the EPFO will process final approval. The overall process will take 30- 40 working days.

  39. comment-author
    Nimish Telang

    My name is mentioned wrong in pf account of previous company. Previous Employer is not willing to make the changes in joint declaration form. Is there any other way to change name in pf account?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Nimish,

      If your UAN is linked to the present employer’s PF code, then you can submit a request for an online name correction through your UAN login.

  40. comment-author
    sandeep

    hello sir,

    My father name is different in UAN and aadhar, is it possible to to withdrawal my PF fund.
    My Pan, Aadhar and Bank details in current active KYC are approved.

    Please suggest, I apply for withdrawal online or apply after correction in father name.

  41. comment-author
    Nikita Kunnawar

    Hi Rishabh Ranjan

    Please help me i Changing My Surname how can i change as per certificate, Aadhar card, Name is nikita kunnawar account name is nikita kunnawar and PF Account name is nikita pimpalkar so how can i change sir

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Nikita,

      To correct your name on the PF portal, please follow the steps given below:

      Step 1: Visit EPFO member portal and log in
      Step 2: Under ”Manage” click on ”Modify Basic Details”
      Step 3: On the right side enter the name that you want to update and click on the ”Update” button on the left
      Step 4: After clicking you’ll see the status as ”Pending approval by employer”
      Step 5: Contact your employer to approve the changes
      Step 6: Once the employer approves, it needs to be approved by EPFO; the status will now be ”Pending at field office”

      Please note that your Aadhaar and PF portal details must match.

  42. comment-author
    Megha

    Hi Sir, I need to update my fathers name correctly in EPFO, as you suggested i tried under Manage<<Basic details but i am getting error: Aadhar has already been verified your details not editable .Please suggest as soon as possible. I have changed a company and for new company i need to send them EF details.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Megha,

      To correct your father’s name in PF records, you need to submit a manual joint declaration form at the PF office through your employer with a self-attested copy of Aadhaar Card.

  43. comment-author
    Aakash Patil

    Hello I had drop a name change request of my wife after marriage middle name, as she has done the KYC through bank. But still it got rejected saying reason : OK . What does this means ? Please help how can it be updated

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Aakash,

      You need to opt for name correction in your Aadhaar records. Once done, you can submit a request to change your name online by logging into the PF portal with your UAN login credentials.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Prince,

      Maybe you cannot update details because of a technical glitch. You can either wait and try again, or take the offline route for which you’ll have to fill the joint declaration form and enter the appropriate details that need to be corrected. After you fill the form, get it signed and stamped from the authorised signatory of your company. Then, submit it to the Regional PF commissioner. You should also attach the form with relevant documents as proof to support the required correction.

  44. comment-author
    Virendra Chandravanshi

    Hello sir,
    I want correct my father’s name, I had submitted joint declaration form with correct documents but still i didn’t get any response it’s been more than 2 months, now what should i do plz guide,

    and is their any way to correct father’s name online..

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Virendra,

      You can raise an online grievance by attaching the Joint Declaration Form to the submitted acknowledgement here: https://epfigms.gov.in/

      As a result of the lock down, the process might be slightly delayed.

      You can update your father’s name under ‘Manage’ on the PF portal. But keep in mind that this can only be updated as long as it matches his name on Aadhaar.

  45. comment-author
    RAHUL SARJERAO PATIL

    My name is Rahul Srajerao Patil ECR name is also the same but my UAN name is same as another person’s UAN. help me and change my correct name.Rahul Srajerao Patil
    Thanking you

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Rahul,

      This can be rectified only through the employer. You can contact your employer to get it corrected in the EPFO records by submitting all supporting documents.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Abhijit,

      You cannot update details online after logging into the PF portal. Alternatively, you can take the offline route and fill the joint declaration form and enter the appropriate details that need to be corrected. After you fill the form, get it signed and stamped from the authorised signatory of your company. Then, submit it to the Regional PF commissioner. You should also attach the form with relevant documents as proof to support the required correction.

  46. comment-author
    NIDHI SETH

    I am having two member id under one UAN. In the later I’d my fathers name is not updated. My ex-employer told that in epfo employer portal either fathers or husband name to be provided. In the first account also my husband name is updated. While I transfer my first account to the later the claim is rejected due to fathers name not updated in the later account. Now the question arises if in the employer portal of epfo either father or husband name to be provided then why the claim is rejecting ??
    2) Currently I am staying at New delhi can I transfer my Member ids from kolkata to New delhi (EPFO) without working at any organisation. If yes advise the process.
    3) In my first member id contribution is till Sep 2018 pl advise till which date/year I am eligible to get the epfo interest.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Nidhi,

      You need to reach out to your second (later) employer to update your father/husband’s name in the PF records against your UAN.

      Member IDs are transferred only at the time of change in employment.

      You are eligible for continued interest until you withdraw the amount or until the amount is transferred to the new employer’s PF account.

  47. comment-author
    subodh

    Sir My father company was closed so now i have to change my fathers name and D.O.B correct.What should we have to do please help us .I was requested for update basic details still it was pending from employer and they were not opened then now at that time how to correct details

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Subodh,

      On the Date of Birth front, it can be changed online through your UAN. For the correction of father’s name a joint declaration form needs to be submitted along with a self-attested copy of Aadhaar Card to the employer.

  48. comment-author
    Pradeep

    Your claim has been rejected due to:
    1. Wages < 15000/- eligible for pension membership but ESTT not remitted the pension contribution.(could not understand what is the issue here. I can see deduction in passbook)
    2.Father's name differs. (I tried to update details as per you mentioned but when I clicked i got this message "Aadhaar is already verified. Your details aren't editable.")
    Please suggest to me what shall I do?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Pradeep,

      Please check whether INR 1,250 or less than INR 1250 is reflected under Pension (EPS) in your e-passbook every month.

      To correct your father’s name in PF records, you need to submit a joint declaration form along with a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar Card to your employer.

  49. comment-author
    Sandeep

    Hi
    How many time father name correction in pf account.. Please tell me.. Because I have submit joint declaration form in pf office last 7 days ago..

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sandeep,

      The correction will be processed in approximately 30-45 working days. However, the length of time will also depend on the workload at the PF office.

  50. comment-author
    Kuldeep Kumar

    My father’s name update in Aadhar card in small latter and updated Capital latter in pf account that I have been claimed and rejected so pls advice

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Kuldeep,

      The reason for rejection is not due to small and capital letters. You can re-apply for the claim by knowing the exact reason for rejection.

  51. comment-author
    Shailender Singh Negi

    Hi Rishabh,

    My father’s name is correct in Aadhar & its linked with my UAN account

    But employer updated it wrong in my UAN profile.

    Can I claim my pf if rest of the details are correct

    Kindly help

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Shailender,

      If Aadhaar is seeded as part of KYC and is verified, you can submit the online claim form to withdraw PF.

  52. comment-author
    Anoop

    Hello sir , I left a company 5 year back, and my epfo information are incomplete regarding father name , date of joining etc. And the company is not responding. What should I do? Where should I approach ?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Anoop,

      You can either raise an online grievance or submit the manual PF claim form (Aadhaar-based) with an enclosed the copy of self-attested Aadhaar Card, PAN card and Cancelled cheque leaf with employee name printed on it in order to withdraw the PF dues.

  53. comment-author
    vinay kumar sharma

    sir my father name date of birth and joining date are wrong in my of account but due to corona nobody receive my document in office and I put down my document in a box sir how much time take to correct my mismatch because I am join a new job

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Vinay,

      The PF office will take 30-45 working days for correction.

      You can also submit an online grievance by enclosing the photocopies of the documents submitted in the box.

  54. comment-author
    VIJAYA

    HI SIR, I HAVE APPLIED FOR PF ADVANCE IN EPF PORTAL. I HAVE CHANGED THE MY NAME IN EPF PORTAL ON JUNE 2020 AS PER AADHAR CARD. BUT MY BANK ACCOUNT(CHEQUE LEAF) NAME WAS EXISTS (BEFORE MARRIAGE) NOT MATCHING WITH AADHAR NOW. EPF TEAM REJECTED MY PF CLAIM DUE TO NAME DIFFERES FROM CHEQUE WITH PF ACCOUNT NAME. CAN U PLEASE SUGGEST ON THIS

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Vijaya,

      Please update the bank account details for your UAN as part of KYC where your names in the bank records and PF/Aadhaar records match.

  55. comment-author
    sachu prasad p

    Sir I submit aaplication for withdrawal, then it shows that there is another UAN is activated with this bank details and link your aadhar with your previous UAN and merge both account . I try to modify the basic details, and link aadhar in kyc in UAN alloted by the previous employer .The x- employer approved the request but it is rejected from the field office for the reason is HO wsu/ kyc/correction needed. ( there is name mismatch in aadhaar (sachu prasad – sachu prasad p ) . my Q : FORM 23 is submitted through post then it will be corrected or any solution for online document updation .

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sachu,

      In this case, I suggest you contact your respective employer under whom you applied for the PF claim.

  56. comment-author
    Swapan Haldar

    Is there any process to change father’s name online….from..
    Manage – Basic details…
    Only self name, dob can be changed..
    So how to chg father’s name online..

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Swapan,

      In order to change your father’s name on the PF portal, you need to submit a physical copy of the joint declaration form along with a self-attested copy of the Aadhaar card at the PF office through your employer.

  57. comment-author
    Sumana

    Hi, The previous HR made mistakes while uploading the employee details like Name, Date of birth, phone number, Father/Husband name and he didn’t take aadhard card also. So i have tried to change their details as per aadhar in employee login & employer login but wasn’t able to change. is it possible to update in online or compulsorily visit to PF office.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sumana,

      With regard to employee name, gender, and date of birth, the correction can be made online through your UAN (by logging into the PF portal) and with an Aadhaar card.

      For the correction of father’s name, date of joining , date of leaving etc., the process to correct/edit details needs to be initiated by submitting a joint declaration form duly attested by the employer.

  58. comment-author
    Priyesh Agrawal

    Hi,
    My Father name one letter is missing in UAN details. Due to which my claim is rejected by 2nd company.

    Can i submit Joint declaration form from 1st company, where my UAN was opened or it is to submitted from my present Employer 3rd Company?

    Thanks in advance for your answer

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Priyesh,

      You can submit the joint declaration form to the PF office where you submitted a PF claim to correct your father’s name.

  59. comment-author
    Priyesh Agrawal

    Hi,
    One more question, Before opening UAN i have worked in two other companies, details of same not appearing in UAN login and PF Member ID i have of that Employer.
    Can i add details of the same in my current UAN? If yes, please suggest the procedure.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Priyesh,

      Need to know whether you have withdrawn or transferred the PF accumulations from the said PF code. If transferred, the details will appear for your UAN on the EPFO portal under Service History.

      If not withdrawn, you can apply for a transfer to your latest PF Member ID by submitting a physical transfer form.

  60. comment-author
    RAJVEER SINGH

    please help me in this . my father;s name , gendre and date of birth are missing in my epf account . the employer is not ready to verify my joint declaration form and related docouments . how should it be corrected now.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Rajveer,

      If it is missing, the employer will be able to update the same through employer login.

      In the case of correction in your name, gender and date of birth, you can do it on your own online by logging into the EPFO portal with your UAN and password. For father’s name correction, you need to submit a joint declaration form.

  61. comment-author
    Jeba

    Hi sir,
    I have transferred old member I’d to new member I’d in my pf account.In that, my father name in my pf account is given as JOHNSON K. Whereas in my aadhar the name given as JOHNSON. Only the initial K is missing.Please suggest whether the transfer request will be accepted in this case?

  62. comment-author
    Sakshi sharma

    Hi,

    I want to change my fathers name in pf account but I am no more working with employer and don’t have any contact with them. I left my job due to medical urgency in 2015 and now want to withdraw my pf amount but when i tried to fill the online form, it got rejected and states that my father’s name is mismatched in pf account my KYC documents.
    How can I do the changes without employer because I am no more in contact with employer and tried to take there help too but they are not helping any more because the company got purchased by someone else and previous employees are not working there.
    Pl help in this

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sakshi,

      To correct your father’s name, you need to submit a joint declaration form along with a self-attested copy of Aadhaar Card to the PF office through your employer.

      Without employer attestation, the EPFO will not accept the forms.

      In such a case, you can directly visit the PF office with the forms for submission, but only after requesting the concerned PF authority.

  63. comment-author
    Abi

    Sir,
    In my PF account I have mentioned my husband’s name as it is mentioned in my aadhar but in the relationship it says father. So when I claimed for a transfer on my PF money from the previous employment it got rejected saying Fathers name differs and Technical problem adobe reader could not open. How to correct that relationship

  64. comment-author
    Divya k

    I had resigned the job two yrs back. Now i want to claim PF amount. But my father’s name wrongly entered in epf portal. So the claim gets rejected. Please suggest a solution

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Divya,

      You need to submit a joint declaration form to correct your father’s at the PF office through your employer.

  65. comment-author
    Shaz

    In this covid times where employers are working from home, does digital signature stands valid on the joint declaration form without the seal of the company for submission of joint declaration form to office?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Shaz,

      Since the form needs to be submitted through the employer at the PF office, EPFO will accept the form with a physical signature of the employer and the company seal.

  66. comment-author
    Raghunath raju

    I wanted to include my fathers name and relationaship to claim the PF… but my employer is no longer running the company. I cannot get the joint declaration signed by Employer… Pls give alternate solution to claim the PF

  67. comment-author
    Sunaina devi

    Dear team,
    Plz advice I am ex employee of icici bank and I want to withdraw my epf fund but my name mismatch with my aadhar card and epf side.due to name mismatch aadhar card no not updated on efd side.plz tell me the process how to change my name in epf side

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sunaina,

      To correct your name in the PF records, you need to submit the joint declaration form to your employer along with a self-attested copy of your Aadhaar card.

      You can also try submitting an online correction request on the EPFO portal after logging in with your UAN and password.

  68. comment-author
    bharat singh

    i want to know aboyt changes any biomatric detail in uan member portel when change my mobile no , kyc not completed and also i have forgate my login password how can we recover my login password .
    epfo member can change my mobile no if yes how please tell me processure . without declaration letter.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Bharat,

      You can change your password by clicking on the ‘Forgot Password’ link on the UAN login page.

      Before updating the new mobile number on the PF portal, please ensure that you update the same (or any other details) on your Aadhaar card.

      To update demographic details (Name, Address, DoB, Gender, Mobile Number, Email) as well as Biometrics (Finger Prints, Iris & Photograph) in Aadhaar you will have to visit Permanent Enrolment Center.

      Once Aadhaar details are updated, please visit the EPFO member portal, log in, and under ”Manage” click on ”Modify Basic Details”.

  69. comment-author
    Vinoth Kumar

    Hi Rishab, How to cjange the fathers name without the employer.My earlier employer has closed the company and no one is available to attest the declaration form.Pls guide me..

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Vinoth,

      You can submit a joint declaration form at the regional PF office to change your father’s name. Additionally (since your ex-employer is no longer around), you can write to the UAN stating the same and providing proof viz. your father’s Aadhaar Card and PAN.

  70. comment-author
    Amar kumar

    Sir i want to change date of birth and father’s name.. so along with joint declaration form is it ok if i attach only pan card an adhar card, because i have no other documents.
    And only employee can submit the form in the regional office or any relative can submit.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Amar,

      I suggest you submit the form yourself. Also, the joint declaration form clearly specifies that

      That you’re enclosing along with the form, a self-attested copy of the ID Proof, which can be any of the following:

      PAN card
      Voters’ Identity Card
      Passport
      Driving License
      Aadhar Card

      So, it should be fine as long as you choose any one document from the abovementioned list. That said, I suggest you take whatever documents and IDs you have when submitting the form at the PF office.

  71. comment-author
    Gangadhar

    Hi Ranjan

    My case is wrost
    1st I lost my mob number registered in pf
    2nd forgot uan password
    3rd my employer who created UAn were sold their company to some others

    Now I have no way to login to my UAN account,what should i do please help

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Gangadhar,

      Your UAN should be active even if you have forgotten the password, changed your mobile number, or your employer isn’t around anymore. I suggest you change the password on the EPFO portal first after entering the UAN number and clicking on the “”Forgot Password”” link. Once you’ve reset your password, log in and change your mobile number. Keep in mind that the number must be registered in your name, active, and linked to your Aadhaar.

  72. comment-author
    Dipti Shetty

    My fathers name is wrongly written in place of husband name and I tried changing it online 4 times but it got rejected. And then i gave joint declaration form along with my marriage certificate in EPF office 1.5 month back but still there is no changes done .please guide

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Dipti,

      You need to approach the PF office with the Joint Declaration form and the submitted acknowledgement to know the status. You can also raise an online grievance.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Shivam,

      You need to submit a Joint Declaration form through your employer at the PF office along with revised Form 10, clearly mentioning the correct Date of Leaving (service).

  73. comment-author
    Sanjay ns

    Sir am sanjay ns my name is incorrect in pf account. Iam sending document to pf office 3monts ago but still my name is not corrected.
    What time to take to change my in offline. Plz tel me

  74. comment-author
    DH

    Hi
    I have updated my name online according to Aadhar and submitted and it got approved by employer and got rejected by epfo field office saying “please submit JD with proofs”. What does it mean and how can i submit the proof online. Kindly help me

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi,

      For name correction, once the details are verified with the Aadhaar database (UIDAI), the PF office will have it approved. Since it was rejected by the EPFO, you can submit the Joint Declaration along with your Aadhaar card through your employer to the PF office.

  75. comment-author
    Jak

    Hi

    I have updated the name change request and its now pending for Employer Approval. But i no more with any Employer in India. How can it approved and processed?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Jak,

      The request raised for a name change online will be approved by the employer and it will be approved by the EPFO.

      You can check the status through your UAN login after 30 to 45 working days.

  76. comment-author
    Tufail bashir

    Sir my fathers spelling is not match in UAN as per adhar card. My employer who created uan were sold the company. I am associate with other co.
    So please help me what to do.

  77. comment-author
    Smitha

    My father’s name was wrong in my old employer but is correct in the new employer. Will my new employer be able to sign the joint declaration form for the correction of my father’s name

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Smitha,

      Since wrong details were captured by your previous employer, I suggest you submit the joint declaration form through your previous employer.

  78. comment-author
    Jijo

    Surname differs , Visit field office…rejected by ahmd field office …
    Can you pls tell me what to do in above case ….I have changed my wife aadhar card , pan card and bank account after marriage..

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Jijo,

      Manually submit the joint declaration with supporting documents at the PF office through your employer for corrections in PF records.

  79. comment-author
    Pinkal

    Hello Rishabh,

    First of all, thank you for very detailed and straight forward explanation on the process of getting information corrected.

    My cousin’s situation is a little complicated.

    His first adhar card had his name reversed, “Last name, first name” with which he worked in KFC, created his EPF account and he forgot to keep his password safe. Then he quit the job at KFC. Later he got his Adhar card corrected with correct order of his name “First name, Father’s name as middle name, Last name” But he never corrected his EPF account for the correct name. Now he has started working at McDonald’s but they can not create his legal id because his account shows incorrect name. So I understand that he will have to submit the “Joint declaration form”, should it be with KFC (Ex-employer) or McDonalds? Could you please help?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hello Pinkal,

      Since the wrong data was captured with KFC UAN , you need to submit the joint declarationform at the PF office.

  80. comment-author
    N K Singh

    I left my HCL and apply for job in both Genpact and Amazon. My date of Exit from HCL is 10th Dec 2021. My date of joining in Genpact is 11th Dec 2021. Meanwhile I have sent documents to amazon too. They have shown date of joining on 13th Dec 2021. When I called them regarding this informing I am not joining them. Amazon shown my Date of Exit on 13 Dec 2021.

    Now problem is that in my EPF employer and EPF account shown is of Amazon. I am not able to change it online (Reason being ZERO contribution from Amazon). How should i rectify this mistake. Due to this i am not able to transfer my money from HCL PF to Genpact PF.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi NK Singh,

      You can submit the manual transfer application form at the PF office with a cover letter furnishing details of employment and wrong mapping done by Amazon. Clearly mention the Date of Joining and Date of Leaving conflicts when applying for an online transfer claim.

  81. comment-author
    Sanjana

    Hello Rishabh,
    I had submitted a joint declaration form along with my employer offline to EPFO in last week of April 2022, with the joint declaration and updated aadhar card. I was not aware of sending marriage certificate, will my process get stuck?

  82. comment-author
    Krithi

    Hi Rishabh, I left my job and moved to US in 2017. My pf name does not match to Aadhar so I can’t do the correction online. As I live in US, I do not have an employer in India and hence cannot submit the joint declaration. How can I fix my name?

  83. comment-author
    Krithi

    Hi Rishabh

    I left my job in India in 2017 and have moved to the US since.
    I have been trying to login to my UAN account and have linked my AADHAR details back in 2017. However, I noticed that my name was incorrect and now when I am trying to reset my password and when I add my AADHAR information to verify, it gives me error.
    So basically I am stuck. I cannot fix this online as I am unable to login and cannot fix it offline as I am not in touch with my employers since 2017. Can you please suggest what can I do?

  84. comment-author
    JAYA

    HELLO SIR,
    MY PF ACCOUNT REGISTER WITH BEFORE MARRIAGE NAME AND NOW MY ADHAR IS UPDATED WITH HUSBAND NAME. AND MY UAN PASSWORD IS FORGET. SO HOW I CAN RESET MY PASSWORD AND SEND REQUEST FOR NAME CHANGE IN PF ACCOUNT AFTER MARRIAGE

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Wahid,

      For father’s name correction, you need to submit the joint declaration form. You can enclose your previous member ID’s e-passbook which will have the details of hyour contributions (both EPF and EPS).

  85. comment-author
    Simranjeet Kaur

    Hello sir I want you suggestion regarding EPFO.My name and date of birth is incorrect for my unified portal. Am submit correction form with required documents and sent to Pf office gurgaon but they guys are not response with in 3 month please help me what can I do.

  86. comment-author
    prathap

    My name and father name is wrong in uan so I submitted one joint declaration form in epfo office .they said name correction will take to 20 days . But now it’s 24 days still my problem is not solved sir

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Prathap,

      To get the status, I suggest you visit the PF office in person along with the copy of the JD form and the submitted acknowledgment.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Somashekar,

      In order to change your father’s name, name, and DOB, you need to submit a physical copy of the joint declaration form along with a self-attested copy of the Aadhaar card at the PF office through your employer.

  87. comment-author
    Rohit singh kshtri

    Sir mere pf me ek hi time pr 2 company show ho rhi he jiske karan mera pf ni nikl pa rha he sir united biotech company ko me delete krbana chahta hu apne pf account se wo kaise kre phli company ko mene choda bhi ni he or usme me kaam kr rha hu jisse mera pf bhi usi me show ho rha he but usme leaving date pdi hui he lekin pf usi me a rha he

  88. comment-author
    Yadav Pd Sharmah

    Sir
    I want help
    For change my correct name
    But company was close please help me?
    What documents was required?
    Phn no-6360317384

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Yadav,

      You need to submit the joint declaration form at the PF office along with a copy of the Aadhaar card and SSLC marks card.

  89. comment-author
    zohra

    Hi rishabh sir,
    I want to take some advice for my pf withdrawal. can you please provide me with your personal contact number or email ID.

  90. comment-author
    Bhuvi

    Hi Sir,

    I updated my name in the Aadhar card few months ago . I forgot my password for logging in into EPFO portal , so when I’m trying to reset it, getting the error message as “Aadhar authentication failed” . Because of this issue, I’m unable to update my name in EPFO portal through online. Can you please guide me how can proceed further? Do I need to submit the Joint Declaration form to PF commissioner or Do I need to ask my Employer to submit it?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Bhuvi,

      In this case, you need to submit a Joint Declaration form and attach a screenshot of the error through your employer.

  91. comment-author
    Mayank Singh

    Hi,

    I have submitted the name correction documents to the PF office on 10-May-22 with joint declaration with my employer, after it got rejected applying online, with Remark – NAME DIFFER PL SUBMIT AADHAR PAN MRC OR GAZETTE NOTI WITH JT DECL

    I have got no update on the status either from employer or from EPFO. I have also submitted a grievance request to track the status on 17.06.2022, but still no response.

    Could you Please help in sharing some steps to track my application.

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Mayank,

      You need to visit the PF office in person to know the status and requirement for PF record corrections. Alternatively, you can approach your employer for the status.

  92. comment-author
    Sk Asif Ali

    Dear sir, please help me. In pf account my father name is wrong. Now I left the company. Till now I did not joined any company. My ex employer not approaching to sign joint declaration form to update my father name. Is this possible to update my father name by future employers where I will be join? Is there will be any porblame to join in a new company for this(father name wrong in EPF)?

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Sk,

      Suggest you directly submit the joint declaration form with necessary supporting documents at the PF office and enclose a letter stating employer is not approachable and/or not ready to sign the documents.

  93. comment-author
    Prabu

    Hi, i have raised request to change my name my employer also approved it .. but status of the name change request is still pending with EPFO officer .. i have raised grievance also .. but not getting any updates .. it is already been 1 month .. May I know how long it will take .. because of this name mismatch my new employer is not extending my DOJ ..

    1. comment-author
      Rishabh Ranjan

      Hi Prabu,

      To expedite the correction process, you can visit the PF office in person with your Joint Declaration form and “submitted” acknowledgment for the same. If you’ve submitted it online, take a print out reflecting its status with you.

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