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. 

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    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.

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