How to Merge Multiple EPF Accounts Online

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Merging multiple EPF accounts is a straightforward process using the simple steps offered by EPFO. A Provident Fund (PF) account is an investment option available for employees. It is possible to have more than one PF account, but if there are multiple PF Universal Account Numbers (UAN), they can be consolidated or merged into a single account.

The central government established the Employees’ Provident Fund to provide financial security to employees. Employees and company owners deposit money into the Employees Provident Fund Organization account, and for the convenience of both parties, EPFO issues a 12-digit Universal Account Number (UAN) to the employee.

The UAN number remains the same throughout the employee’s career. However, when changing jobs, a separate UAN number may be generated. This occurs when the previous company does not provide the Member ID and UAN Numbers or when the details of the previous company are not entered in the electronic challan and return.

If an employee has multiple UAN numbers, they can be merged through this UAN number. Let’s explore the step-by-step process of merging UAN numbers to avoid any confusion.

Steps to Marge Multiple EPF Accounts

  1. First, go to the member service portal
  2. Click on One Member.
    • One EPF Account (Transfer Request) on the Online Services tab on the home page.
  3. Your personal details will appear on the screen.
    • The current company’s EPF account data will be displayed.
  4. For merging old UAN accounts, an attesting document is required from either the old or new company.
  5. The employee can choose a new company to complete this process faster.
  6. After that, enter your old member ID, i.e. old PF account number or old UAN number, and click on get details.
  7. Then the details of your old EPF accounts will appear.
  8. Click on Get OTP.
    • A one-time password will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter it and submit it.
  9. The existing company has to approve this merger. EPFO officials will process and merge the accounts into one after your company’s approval.
  10. After that, you can check the merger status on the website.

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