EPF Number is the account number that can be used to get your EPF transferred, to check the status of your EPF, or to check the balance in the EPF account, etc.
The typical EPF account number is given below
Example 1: KN/KRP/0054055/0000250
Example 2: KN/KRP/0054055/000/0000250
EPF number contains both the alphabets and numbers.
Every part of EPF number is separated by the slash( / ).
Format of EPF account number in India
KN = First two characters represent Regional Office code (In this case it is Karnataka Region)
KRP = Next three characters represents Regional Office / Sub-regional Office code (In this case, KRP stands for K.R.Puram and this account is under the K.R.Puram EPF office)
0054055 = Next seven digits represents Establishment/employer PF registration code
000 = Next three digits number represents any extension assigned to establishment or employer (00A, 00B, 00C or three zero’s if extension is blank).
0000250 = The last 7 digit represents actual EPF account number assigned to the employee.
Without the EPF account number, it was impossible to withdraw or transfer your EPF amount. Even though UAN is available now, EPF account number is the primary identity of your EPF account.
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